Urban Policy Lab organizes “Munk in the City” student initiative

September 5, 2018 in Events

The Government of Ontario’s recent decision to slash the number of Toronto city councillors in half, from 47 to 25, has dramatically changed the upcoming municipal election. But on the ground, the city’s 2.8 million residents face the same day-day-to challenges as in major cities around the world: access to affordable housing, poverty and inequality, traffic congestion, immigrant integration, and climate change.

“Munk in the City” is an initiative by the Urban Policy Lab and newly reimagined Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy to motivate students to grapple with these challenges first-hand, and consider the urban policy solutions that can address these issues.

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Urban Policy Lab welcomes first cohort of Graduate Fellows

August 7, 2018 in News

The Urban Policy Lab is excited to announce the inaugural cohort of Urban Policy Graduate Fellows, a team of second-year Master of Public Policy students who will contribute to the Lab’s research projects, participate in unique experiential learning opportunities, and help coordinate the School’s urban-oriented extracurricular student programming. 

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Urban Policy Lab launches Student Fellowship Program

June 26, 2018 in News

The Urban Policy Lab is excited to announce a new Student Fellowship Program offering Master of Public Policy students interested in cities and urban policy making the chance to participate in unique experiential learning opportunities, contribute to the Lab’s research projects, and help coordinate the School’s urban-oriented extracurricular programming.

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Urban Policy Lab director calls for ‘Who Does What’ Panel 2.0

May 17, 2018 in News

As part of the recent Ontario 360 project, Prof. Gabriel Eidelman, director of the Urban Policy Lab, in collaboration with Prof. Zack Taylor, director of Western University’s Centre for Urban Policy and Local, called for an independent review of the relationship between the province and its 444 municipalities and the creation of a ‘Who Does What’ Advisory Panel for the 21st century.

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SPPG launches Urban Policy Lab

May 17, 2018 in News

The School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto is excited to announce the creation of the Urban Policy Lab, a hybrid teaching and research hub that will serve as a focal point for the School’s urban initiatives, offering students new experiential learning opportunities through a range of collaborative research and civic education projects.

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