Tag Archives: Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change

Deep cuts to greenhouse gases necessary to keep global warming to 1.5 C

TORONTO, April 4, 2022 – Deep cuts to global greenhouse gases are imperative to mitigate climate change and keep global warming to 1.5 C, says a report released today by Working Group III of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). York University Professor Patricia Perkins of the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change is a lead author of a new chapter in the report (Chapter 5) which tackles the social aspects of mitigation.

Why is Ukraine-Russia war of special interest to Canadians? Refugee and immigration expert available to discuss

York University professor notes sizeable and influential diaspora as key TORONTO, March 4, 2022 – As the invasion of Ukraine by Russia has displaced more than one million people already, the UN Refugee Agency has estimated that up to four million could flee the country. York University Professor Jennifer Hyndman, from the Faculty of Environmental and […]

Sprawl can be vertical or horizontal, tackling it requires a hard look at housing policy

TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2022 – Usually when people think of urban sprawl it’s rows of houses spread out horizontally from a city centre, but in a new paper, York University researchers say vertical sprawl is equally an issue. Sprawl is tied to the lack of accessibility, how houses are commodified and financed, and the current housing crisis, which the pandemic has exacerbated.