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The following reference materials and reports have been compiled to align with the core themes of the CivicLabTO Academic Summit and illustrate relevant work related to recovery and rebuild around the world. 

CivicLabTO Background

​1\ General:

2\ Poverty Reduction:

3\ CivicLabTO News Releases:

Resources By Theme

Economic Resilience

1\ Community Development:


2\ Further Research:

  • Weichselgartner, J., & Kelman, I. (2015). Geographies of resilience: Challenges and opportunities of a descriptive concept. Progress in Human Geography, 39(3), 249–267.

Transit and Transportation

1\ City of Toronto:

2\ Further Research:

  • Basu, R., & Ferreira, J. (2021). Sustainable mobility in auto-dominated Metro Boston: Challenges and opportunities post-COVID-19. Transport Policy, 103, 197–210.

  • Budd, L., & Ison, S. (2020). Responsible Transport: A post-COVID agenda for transport policy and practice. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 6, 100151–100151.

  • Hafiz Suliman Munawar, Sara Imran Khan, Zakria Qadir, Abbas Z. Kouzani, & Mortoza Ali Parvez Mahmud. (2021). Insight into the Impact of COVID-19 on Australian Transportation Sector: An Economic and Community-Based Perspective. Sustainability (Basel, Switzerland), 13(1276), 1276–.

Climate Change and Green Recovery

1\ City of Toronto:

2\ Further Research:

3\ Women4ClimateTO Mentorship Programme

Women4ClimateTO Mentorship Programme empowers and supports women working on innovative solutions to help Toronto mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change.  Through a combination of mentoring, networking and collaborative learning opportunities participants will be provided with the resources necessary to take their climate-related project or start-up business to the next level. Learn more and apply by November 28, 2021.

Stronger, Safer, More Just Communities

1\ City of Toronto:

2\ Further Research:

Planning and Adapting Public Space

1\ Research:

  • Gouveia, N., Kanai, C., Gouveia, N., & Kanai, C. (2020). Pandemics, cities and Public Health. Ambiente & Sociedade, 23.

  • Honey-Rosés, J., Anguelovski, I., Chireh, V. K., Daher, C., Bosch, C. K. van den, Litt, J. S., Mawani, V., McCall, M. K., Orellana, A., Oscilowicz, E., Sánchez, U., Senbel, M., Tan, X., Villagomez, E., Zapata, O., & Nieuwenhuijsen, M. J. (2020). The impact of COVID-19 on public space: An early review of the emerging questions – design, perceptions and inequities. Cities & Health, 0(0), 1–17.

Art, Culture and Recovery

1\ City of Toronto:

2\ Further Research:

Technology, Innovation and Equity

1\ City of Toronto:

2\ Further Research:

  • Allam, Z., & Jones, D. S. (2020). On the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak and the Smart City Network: Universal Data Sharing Standards Coupled with Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Benefit Urban Health Monitoring and Management. Healthcare, 8(1), 46.

  • Brannen, S., Ahmed, H., & Newton, H. (2020). Covid-19 Reshapes the Future. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

  • Graziano, T. (2021). Smart Technologies, Back-to-the-Village Rhetoric, and Tactical Urbanism: Post-COVID Planning Scenarios in Italy. International Journal of E-Planning Research, 10(2), 80–93.

  • Ho, C. W.-L., Caals, K., & Zhang, H. (2020). Heralding the Digitalization of Life in Post-Pandemic East Asian Societies. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 17(4), 657–661.

  • Kunzmann, K. R. (2020). Smart Cities After Covid-19: Ten Narratives. DisP - The Planning Review, 56(2), 20–31.

  • Marston, H. R., Shore, L., & White, P. J. (2020). How does a (Smart) Age-Friendly Ecosystem Look in a Post-Pandemic Society? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(21), 8276.

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