Building Successful Cities

About

In recognizing the vital part universities play in the life of a city, the University of Toronto's three distinct campuses embrace their role as city-builders in the metropolitan regions where they reside. Test

Situated in the world's most open, cosmopolitan and diverse city-region, U of T attracts talented, visionary and creative students and faculty from all over Canada and the world. Together, they are making this region a better place in which to live, work and prosper.

Our campuses are open spaces for public discussions of the most pressing and compelling social issues, whether it be addressing Toronto's housing crisis, or helping kids in the city's priority neighbourhoods:

  • Our faculty lend their expertise and advice to government agencies, citizens' groups and community-based organizations on major urban policy questions.
  • Our students engage in learning-by-doing, working with community partners in neighbourhoods right across the GTA.
  • Our physical development plans help us to achieve our academic mission while addressing the needs and aspirations of our neighbours.

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Our Impact, Our Experts

Professor Sussannah BunceDepartment of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough

What difference do you want to make in the next few years?

I hope that my research may encourage others to balance social and environmental issues and work towards social and environmental justice in urban communities and neighbourhoods. I would like my research to be accessible outside of the university setting and to help with understanding the diverse roles of communities and neighbourhoods in cities.

In recognizing the vital part universities play in the life of a city, U of T's three campuses embrace their role as city-builders in the metropolitan regions where they reside.