York Chair in Global Sub/Urban Studies
Staatsexamen Dr.Phil. (Political Science) - Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität
Areas of Academic Interest
- Global Suburbanism
- Urban Governance and Planning
- Global Cities
- Infectious Disease and Cities
- Urban Infrastructures
- Urban Political Ecology
Major research projects
Global suburbanisms: Governance, land, and infrastructure in the 21st century
(PI for SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative 2010-17; 46 researchers; 17 partners).
Comparing Metropolitan Governance in Transatlantic Perspective: Toronto, Montreal, Paris and Frankfurt
Roger Keil (PI), Stefan Kipfer, Julie-Anne Boudreau (CNRS), Pierre Hamel (UdM), SSHRC Standard Research Grant 2007-2011.
In-Between Infrastructure: Urban Connectivity in an Age of Vulnerability with Infrastructure Canada
Infrastructure Canada Research Studies Program 2006-2010.
SARS and the Global City: The Case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in Toronto
SARS and the Global City: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Toronto (co-PI with Harris Ali) SSHRC Standard Research Grant 2004-2008.
2015 (ed. with P Hamel) Suburban Governance: A Global View. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
2013 (ed.) Suburban Constellations: Governance, Land and Infrastructure in the 21st Century. Berlin: Jovis Verlag.
2011 (ed. with Douglas Young and Patricia B. Wood) In-Between Infrastructure: Urban Connectivity in an Age of Vulnerability. Kelowna, BC: Praxis(e) Press.
2009 (ed. with Rianne Mahon) Leviathan Undone? Towards a Political Economy of Scale. Vancouver: UBC Press.
2009 (with Julie-Anne Boudreau and Douglas Young) Changing Toronto: Governing Urban Neoliberalism. Toronto: UTP.
2008 (ed. with Harris Ali) Networked Disease: Emerging Infections in the Global City. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Studies in Urban and Social Change Series.
2006 (ed. with N. Brenner) The Global Cities Reader. Routledge.
2004 (with G. Desfor) Nature and the City: Making Environmental Policy in Toronto and Los Angeles (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, Nature and Society Series).
Chapters in books
2015 Canadian Suburbanization (with JP Addie and R. Fiedler) In Pierre Filion, Tara Vinodrai, Ryan Walker and Markus Moos (eds.) Canadian Cities in Transition. 5th edtn. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
2014 Frankfurt. Platz, Ort, Raum der U-Topie. In Christoph Siegl, Anne Rudolf, Oliver Müller (eds.) Kleinöde: Ein Bildband zur Idee und Praxis städtischer Plätze in Frankfurt am Main. Norderstedt: BoD Books.
2014 (with D. Young) In-Between Mobility in Toronto’s New (Sub)Urban Neighbourhoods, In Paul Watt and Peer Smets, (eds.) Neighbourhoods, Mobilities and Belonging in the City and Suburb. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
2014 Diseased, In Peter Adey, David Bissell, Kevin Hannam, Peter Merriman and Mimi Sheller, The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities, London and New York, Routledge, 388-397.
2013 Welcome to the suburban revolution, In: Roger Keil (ed.) Suburban Constellations. Berlin: Jovis, 8-15.
2013 Escape from the burbs, In: Roger Keil (ed.) Suburban Constellations. Berlin: Jovis, 200.
2013 (with S. Hertel) Making them talk, then act together: The Greater Toronto Suburban Working Group, In: Roger Keil (ed.) Suburban Constellations. Berlin: Jovis, 130-136.
2013 (with R. Shields) Suburban boundaries: beyond greenbelts and edges, In: Roger Keil (ed.) Suburban Constellations. Berlin: Jovis, 71-78.
2012 ”Probleme der Metropolenentwicklung: Rhein- Main im internationalen Vergleich”, In Jochen Monstadt, Karsten Zimmermann, Tobias Robischon, Barbara Schönig (eds) Die diskutierte Region: Probleme und Planungsansätze der Metropolregion Rhein-Main, 63-80.
2012 (with M. Whitehead) "Cities and the Politics of Sustainability", In Karen Mossberger, Susan E. Clarke and Peter John (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics. Oxford University Press.
2012 "Los Angeles", In Mark Juergensmeyer and Helmut K. Anheier (eds.), Encyclopedia of Global Studies. Sage Publications.
2011 "Suburbanization and Global Cities", In Ben Derudder, Michael Hoyler, Peter J. Taylor, and Frank Witlox (eds.), International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities. London: Edward Elgar.
2011 (with S.H. Ali) "Global Cities and Infectious Disease", In Ben Derudder, Michael Hoyler, Peter J. Taylor, and Frank Witlox (eds.), International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities. London: Edward Elgar.
2011 (with D. Young) "Post-Suburbia and City Region Politics", In Nick Phelps and Fulong Wu (eds.), International Perspectives on Suburbanization: A Post-Suburban World? Palgrave-MacMillan: 54-78.
2011 "Global Cities: Connectivity, Vulnerability and Resilience", In Barbara Hahn and Meike Zwingenberger (eds.), Global Cities. Heidelberg: Universitatsverlag Winter.
2011 (with C. Major) "SARS and Service Work: Infectious Disease and Racialization in Toronto" In Andrew Baldwin, Laura Cameron, Audrey Kobayashi (eds.) Rethinking the Great White North: Race, Nature and Geographies of Whiteness in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press.
2011 (with D. Young)"In-Between Canada: The Emergence of the New Urban Middle", In Roger Keil, Douglas Young and Patricia Wood (eds.), In-Between Infrastructure: Urban Connectivity in an Age of Vulnerability. Kelowna, BC: Praxis(e) Press: 1-18.
2011 (with D. Young and P. B. Wood) "Conclusion: From Critique to Politics and Planning" In Roger Keil, Douglas Young and Patricia Wood (eds.), In-Between Infrastructure: Urban Connectivity in an Age of Vulnerability. Kelowna, BC: Praxis(e) Press: 249-260.
2011 (with S.H. Ali) "The Urban Political Pathology of Emerging Infectious Disease in the Age of the Global City", In Eugene McCann and Kevin Ward (eds.), Assembling Urbanism: Mobilizing Knowledge and Shaping Cities in the Global Context. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press: 123-145.
2011 (with N. Brenner) "From Global Cities to Globalized Urbanization", In Richard LeGates and Frederick Stout, The City Reader. 5th Ed. London and New York: Routledge.
2011"Transnational Urban Political Ecology: Health, Environment and Infrastructure in the Unbounded City", In Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson (eds.), The New Companion to the City. 2nd Ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
2010 (with A. Allahwala and J-A. Boudreau) Urban Governance in Canada, In Trudi Bunting, Pierre Filion and Ryan Walker (eds.) Canadian Cities in Transition, 4th ed.
2009 (with S.H. Ali) “Securitizing Networked Flows: Infectious Diseases and Airports”, Steven Graham (ed.) Disrupted Cities: When Infrastructure Fails. London and New York: Routledge: 97-110.
2009 (with R. Mahon) Introduction and Conclusion, In Roger Keil and Riann Mahon (eds.) Leviathan Undone? Towards a Political Economy of Scale. Vancouver: UBC Press.
2009 (with A. Allahwala) “Immigrant City: Stadt, Alltagsleben und Beschäftigungspolitik in Toronto,” In Frank Gesemann and Roland Roth (eds.) Lokale Integrationspolitik in der Einwanderungsgesellschaft – Migration und Integration als Herausforderung von Kommunen, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.
2009 “Hin zur Region? Toronto seit den langen 90er Jahren,” In Ludger Basten (ed.) Metropolregionen – Restrukturierung und Governance. Deutsche und internationale Fallstudien. Dortmund: Verlag Dorothea Rohn: 83-94.
2009 (with H. Ali) Public Health and the Political Economy of Scale: Implications for Understanding the Response to the 2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Outbreak in Toronto, In R. Keil and R. Mahon (eds.) Leviathan Undone? The Political Economy of Scale. Vancouver: UBC Press: 195-208.
2009 (with Melissa Ollevier and Erica Tsang) Why is there no environmental justice in Toronto? Or is there? In Julian Agyeman, Randolph Haluza-DeLay, Peter Cole, Patricia O’Riley (eds.) Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press.
2008 Entries on city, global city, urbanism, urbanization, urban fringe, urban nature in The Dictionary of Human Geography, R.J. Johnston, Derek Gregory, Geraldine Pratt, and Michael Watts (eds.) Dictionary of Human Geography, 5th Edition, Cambridge, Mass. and Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Articles in refereed journal
2015 (with JP Addie) Real existing regionalism: The region between talk, territory and technology, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 39,2 (March)
2015 (with JP Addie and K. Olds) “Beyond town and gown”: Higher education institutions, territoriality and the mobilization of new urban structures, Territory, Politics, Governance, 3,1: 27-50.
2014 (with D. Young) Locating the urban in-between: Tracking the urban politics of infrastructure in Toronto, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 38,5 (September): 1589-1608.
2013 “At one remove?” Warren Magnusson sees like a city and finds the world, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 37,2: 793-797.
2012 (with S. Macdonald) The Ontario Greenbelt: Shifting the Scales of the Sustainability Fix? The Professional Geographer, 64(2), 1–21.
2011 The global city comes home: Internalized globalization in Frankfurt am Main, Urban Studies 48, 12 (September), 2495-2518.
2010 (with Stefan Kipfer and Ute Lehrer) Reurbanization in Toronto: Condominium boom and social housing revitalization, DISP: The Planning Review 180: 81-90
2009 (with Douglas Young) Reconnecting the Disconnected: The Politics of Infrastructure in the In-Between City, Cities, 27, 2, April, Pages 87-95.
2009 (with Douglas Young) Fringe Explosions: Risk and Vulnerability in Canada’s New In-Between Urban Landscape, The Canadian Geographer 53,3: 374-386.
2009 The Urban Politics of Roll-With-It Neoliberalization, City: Analysis of Urban Trends 13, 2-3 (June-September): 231-245.
2008 (with Douglas Young) Transportation: The Bottleneck of Regional Competitiveness in Toronto, Environment and Planning C 26, 4 (August): 728-751.
2007 (with S. Harris Ali) Governing the Sick City: Urban Governance in the Age of Emerging Infectious Disease. Antipode 39, 5 (November): 846-873.
2007 (with S. Harris Ali) Contagious Cities, Geography Compass, 1, 5: 1207-1226.
2007 Empire and the Global City, Studies in Political Economy 79 (Spring): 167-192.
2007 (with Julie-Anne Boudreau, Pierre Hamel and Bernard Jouve) New State Spaces in Canada: Metropolitanization in Montreal and Toronto Compared, Urban Geography 28, 1 (January), pp.30-53.
2006 (with S. Harris Ali) Multiculturalism, Racism and Infectious Disease in the Global City: The Experience of the 2003 SARS Outbreak in Toronto, TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, Number 16, Fall, 23-49.
2006 (with Julie-Anne Boudreau, Pierre Hamel and Bernard Jouve) Comparing metropolitan governance: the cases of Montreal and Toronto. Progress in Planning.
2006 (with Julie-Anne Boudreau) Le discours sur la démocratie locale et la compétitivité métropolitaine: Le cas de Toronto, Politique et Sociétés.
2006 (with S. Harris Ali, Claire Major, Estair Van Wagner) “Pandemics, place, and planning: Learning from SARS”, Plan Canada (September).
2006 (with Harris Ali) The Avian Flu: The Lessons Learned from the 2003 SARS Outbreak in Toronto, Area, 38, 1.
2006 (with Harris Ali) “Global Cities and the Spread of Infectious Disease: The Case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Toronto, Canada”, Urban Studies, 43, 3 (March).
2006 (with G. Desfor, S. Kipfer and G. Wekerle) “From Surf to Turf: No Limits to Growth in Toronto?” Studies in Political Economy 77, Spring, 131-156.