Using a team-based approach that spans disciplines at the University of Toronto and involving partners from leading international institutions,  the School of Cities sponsors research projects that will tackle the globe’s most vexing urban challenges building the theory and evidence base that can drive meaningful change in urban and community laboratories.

Explore Urban Challenge Grants 2.0 funded projects here.

Titles of the 12 projects funded by the SoFc under the umbrella of urban challenge grants 2.0
12 Projects funded under the Urban Challenge Grants 2.0 on the theme of 'Climate, Justice and Cities'

Affiliated Initiatives at the SofC

Urban Data Centre

A web of metal pins interconnected like in a network

Director: Professor Mark Fox


Infrastructure Institute

Toronto fall evening with a construction crane against the backdrop of the metropolis

Director: Professor Matti Siemiatycki

Mobility Network

A pedestrian passing by in front of a TTC street car during daytime.

Director: Professor Eric Miller



Photo of a woman in walking down in the middle of Queen's Park

Director: Dr. Enid Slack



Urban Challenge Grants 2019 - 2021 Projects