The Culture of Cities Centre is an urban centre for the study of culture and the city. Its primary function is to engage an international public through book series, journals, research projects and conferences. Our publications, workshops and special events are devoted to new ways of representing, shaping and defining urban culture.

Research Projects
City Life and Well-Being

City Life and Well-Being

The Greyzone of Health and Illness As the natural breeding ground for the development of science and specialized knowledge, the city is home to medical progress.It is a site of stimulation and fragmentation; its very productivity produces at the same time anxiety over the application of such knowledge to life. The Grey Zone project concerns...
The Culture of Cities: Montreal, Toronto, Berlin, Dublin

The Culture of Cities: Montreal, Toronto, Berlin, Dublin

The Culture of Cities Centre first hosted the SSHRC-funded Culture of Cities: Montreal, Toronto, Berlin, Dublin project from 1999-2005. The project was a collaboration between professors from several Canadian and European universities (such as the University of Waterloo, York University, McGill, Concordia, the University of Calgary), and its principal investigators were Alan Blum, Kieran Bonner,...
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