Science of Cities: Urban Genome Project

When and Where

Tuesday, April 02, 2019 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
MC 331
Mechanical Building
5 King's College Rd., Toronto, ON M5S 3G8


Part of the Urban Challenge Project Seminars

"Ecological Concepts in the Urban Sciences: Interdisciplinary Perspectives"

Ecological concepts have grounded urban research across a number of disciplines, including sociology, community psychology, civil engineering, biology, environmental science, and beyond. However, these multiple ecological traditions have largely evolved separately and in parallel, rarely communicating with one another. This session will bring together researchers from human ecology, industrial ecology, and biological ecology working on urban problems to discuss how insights from these domains can inform and interact with one another toward building a unified science of cities.


  • Shoshanna Saxe, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
  • Sida Liu, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
  • Marc Johnson, Associate Professor, Department of Evolutionary and Ecological Biology

Advance reading

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Jing Zheng.


5 King's College Rd., Toronto, ON M5S 3G8