New Neptis research findings presented at the City Institute Seminar Series

Executive Director Marcy Burchfield was invited to speak at the City Institute Seminar Series where she discussed the latest Neptis Brief Rethinking Suburban Sprawl: Is planning policy leading or following the market? Preliminary findings show that in the past 20 years, while the populations of the Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto city-regions continue to expand, the rate at which new land is being urbanized at the edge has decreased over time - sometimes quite dramatically.

The City Institute Seminar series at York University facilitates critical, diverse, interdisciplinary and collaborative research on a wide range of urban matters and promotes dialogue on Canada's urban agenda at York University and beyond. The goal of the City Institute is to increase the research performance of the university through an assertive program of obtaining sponsored research income that can help fulfill the goals set under the mandate.