City Science Lab @ Toronto


City Science

City Science


City Science Lab Toronto was established in cooperation with Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.  It  started in 2018 and is the newest city in the City Science Network. The lab will be embedded in the Faculty of Communications and Design and will be part of the University's Paradox Initiative. The two groups plan to build and work on the development and simulation of urban interventions, such as  micro-units for young people, shared work and collaboration spaces, educational facilities, financial services innovations, and new mobility and parking systems. This information will be analyzed and visualized using different platforms including the CityScope. The two groups  plan to  define new parameters  which may include financial modeling, design of innovation flow,  public health, new mobility systems, and/or energy networks. A number of large financial institutions, telecommunications companies, and hospitality groups are the founding corporate supporters of the initiative. The lab's director is Professor Hossein Rahnama, who is also a visiting faculty member at the MIT Media Lab. 

Research Topics
#urban planning