Our strategies to meet these contemporary challenges :
To develop tools for the analysis and interpretation of social, cultural, and economic urban issues, that will enable us to go beyond the models inherited from the 20th century.
Synergies and collaborations
To establish a major research hub at the University of Ottawa, to enable research and educational collaborations with a focus on cities and large urban centres, in Canada and internationally.
Method and perspective
To examine the evolution of urban lifestyles and spaces, as well as issues pertaining to the future of cities and the Anthropocene, in a multi-sited and interdisciplinary perspective.
To propose new perspectives on the city and the Anthropocene to devise potential solutions to pressing contemporary issues.