2014 Toronto Election: What happened? Why?

The Toronto Municipal election this year has arguably been one of the most exciting, and unpredictable races in recent memory. On the day after election day, come hear a distinguished panel of experts make sense of the municipal election campaign and results! Matt Elliott - Urban Affairs Columnist, Metro Toronto Warren Kinsella - Political strategist,... Continue Reading →


8 ideas for the future of cities

TED Blog

TEDCity2.0In 2012, the TED Prize was awarded to an idea: The City2.0, a place to celebrate actions taken by citizens around the world to make their cities more livable, beautiful and sustainable. This week, The City2.0 website evolves. On the relaunched TEDCity2.org, you’ll find great talks on topics like housing, education and food, and how they relate to life in the bustling metropolis. You’ll find video explorations of 10 award-winning local projects that received funding through this TED Prize wish, and resources for those hoping to spark change in their own cities. The site will also be the home of all future TEDCity2.0 projects. In other words, it’s an online haven for everyone who wants to create the city of the future.

Below, a sampling of the great ideas you’ll find on TEDCity2.org. Enjoy, as most of these have never been seen on TED.com before.

1. Buildings can…

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This Week on Humans of UTSC:

Gabriel Strezos “I just came back from a 4-hour lab, I’m coming here to pick a textbook, then I’m going back out to fix a tire. I got a flat tire from doing medical service cause a team of triathlonists got lost during an adventure race and we had to go in and I got... Continue Reading →

Hiking Trip Recap

The GCSA Hiking Trip was a complete success! About 30 students came to participate in our hike from the UTSC valley, down to the lakeshore. Students and Geography and City Studies faculty both enjoyed this 2-hour excursion that featured blooming wildflowers, Highland Creek and Lake Ontario. The walk was in no means treacherous; it was... Continue Reading →

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