Thanks to those who attended our recent social hour….stay tuned for the next one.

Join us this social hour for an informal discussion with the authors of two short pieces from Progressive City’s Planning for Environmental Justice series looking at the intersection of climate change, planning, labour justice, and transport informality.  You can read the articles here and here.  The social hour will be hosted by PN Steering Committee member Efadul Huq.

Author bios:

Nidhi Subramanyam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto. Her research investigates how planning, policies, and governance intersect with and enhance water security and adaptive capacities for socially marginalized communities in rapidly urbanizing regions.

Will Boose, PhD Student (Cultural Anthropology), Emory University is conducting research with mototaxistas (motorcycle taxi drivers) in Lima and Iquitos, Perú, with questions focusing on mototaxistas’ labor and the governance of their profession. These inquiries also lead him to critically analyze broader ideologies of urban “modernity” and “(in)formality.” Finally, Will serves as the Digital Director for an Iquitos-based poetry collective (

Benjamin de la Peña is the chair of the Global Partnership for Informal Transportation, the CEO of the Shared-Use Mobility Center, and writes Makeshift Mobility, a newsletter on innovations in informal transportation.

Also, check out the past articles from the series by Emma Brice, Ian Van der Merwe, Jenn Hendricks, Penn Loh and Neenah Estrella-Luna.


Thanks to all those who were able to join the event!  If you missed it, you can watch it on youtube here.

Toronto has seen the remarkable growth of community land trusts (CLTs) in the last 10 years. These CLTs have been established as a community-led alternative to address issues of eviction, displacement, structural racism and speculation. Now, they have come to embody the second generation of the Canadian CLT movement. Please join this panel discussion to learn how Toronto’s CLTs are pursuing transformative changes built on the principles of housing justice, racial equity and economic democracy.

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