Learn from the past.

Rethink the present.

Prepare for the future.

The Urban Policy Lab is a hybrid teaching and research hub at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy that brings together students, faculty, and practitioners to improve urban policy in the Toronto region and across Canada.

The Lab serves as a focal point for the School’s urban initiatives and training ground for future urban policy professionals, offering students new experiential learning opportunities through a range of collaborative research and civic education projects linking the academic, government, and not-for-profit sectors.

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"The goal of the Urban Policy Lab is to spark creative collaborations between academic researchers and urban policy practitioners, and to inspire and prepare students to pursue policy careers focused on cities."

— Prof. Gabriel Eidelman