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Centre for Urban and
Community Studies
University of Toronto
455 Spadina Ave.
Suite 400
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5S 2G8

Telephone:
(416) 978-2072
Fax:
(416) 978-7162

urban.centre@utoronto.ca




International Research and
Development Initiatives

The Centre for Urban and Community Studies (CUCS) partners with institutions and organizations around the world on cross-sectoral and cross-cultural exchanges, learning collaborations and joint research projects.
 

For more than two decades, CUCS has taken part in cross-sectoral and cross-cultural exchanges, learning collaborations, and joint research projects in countries around the world. At the invitation of foreign governments, research councils, international development agencies, or NGOs, CUCS provides technical assistance, consulting, academic exchange and training, monitoring, and evaluation in:

  • urban planning, governance & management;
  • affordable housing & housing policy;
  • environmental planning;
  • public policy;
  • urban transportation & infrastructure;
  • urban education & health;
  • local economic development & budgeting;
  • information systems & data management;
  • human rights issues in relation to urban development
  • .

The Centre matches relevant Canadian expertise to its projects through its network of municipal and provincial governmental departments, civil society organizations and NGOs, and U of T divisions such as OISE-UT, the Centre for International Health, the Faculty of Social Work, the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, and the Munk Centre for International Studies. These international initiatives have received support from funding institutions such as CIDA, SSHRC, the World Bank, and the Ford Foundation, among others.

Recent international research initiatives include:

  • studies on family and social structure and their impact on health in urban India;
  • capacity-building for sustainable urban development in Bolivia;
  • decentralization of municipal services in Ukraine.

A recent project in India, co-funded by the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute and CIDA and carried out in partnership with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, promoted sustainable community development by improving access to affordable good quality health care for families living in urban slums. In Ukraine, CUCS collaborates with the National Academy of Public Administration at the Office of the President of Ukraine, and its regional institutes in Odesa and Kharkiv to improve curricula and policy mechanisms related to decentralized quality assurance procedures and local governance in the southern and eastern regions of Ukraine.

CUCS also collaborates with partners in Europe, the United States, China, and Japan to advance networking and comparative studies in housing, urban transportation, and urban planning. CUCS develops its projects through participatory planning and a results-based management approach.

for further information

Anatoly Oleksiyenko, Program Director

Fax 416-978-7162

Centre for Urban and Community Studies
455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400
Toronto, ON Canada M5S 2G8

Urban Research in the Developing World
Four volumes. Special price. A thorough analysis of the state of urbanization in the world's most dynamic regions.
Richard Stren, editor Click here for information

CUCS Meetings with Partners in Kyiv and Odesa, November 2005











CUCS Workshop in Bhopal, August 2005

Trends in Family and Social Structure and their Impact on Health in Urban India: A Case Study of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh













Canadian International Development Agency
Ukraine

Social Science and Humanities Research Council
International Research Strategy, 2005


Partnership Building in Urban Management and Improvement of Urban Services in Ukraine,
by D. Hulchanski & A. Oleksiyenko, 2005

CUCS Partner in Ukraine
National Academy of Public Administration, Office of the President of Ukraine
National Academy of Public Administration, Office of the President of Ukraine
Kyiv Campus
Odesa Campus
Kharkiv Campus

SHASTRI
Trends in Family and Social Structure and their Impact on Health in India: A Case Study of the Urban Poor in Bhopal
J.D. Hulchanski, U. George, S. Mukavilli and C.A.K. Yesudian, R. Bisht, N. Nakkeeran, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Project Profile, 2005
Study Findings, 2006

CUCS Partner in India
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, A Deemed University
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
International Projects

Urban Health in India: Bhopal Case Study
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Planning, Civil Society, and Local Governance in Tokyo and Toronto
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Immigrants in the Global Economy
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Bolivia Sustainable Urban Development Project
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East London Local Government Project
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South Africa Urban Development Policy
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Kampala Urban Training Program
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Global Urban Research Initiative
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