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For the first time in history, the majority of people live in cities. The vast expansion of the urban landscape has produced environmental and socio-economic challenges. To address these challenges, policymakers weigh competing ideologies and interests, from their next-door constituents to investors and cultural leaders half a world away.

The McGill Urban Lab engages in research that dissects cities and their underlying determinants at all scales of analysis. We embrace interdisciplinary investigations, drawing from our diverse backgrounds to identify and address urban issues. The Lab is strengthened by collaboration outside geography, including the McGill School of Environment, the School of Urban Planning, and the Department of Civil Engineering.