Murtaza Haider analyzes the increase in crimes on transit properties and vehicles since the onset of the pandemic in Toronto. He found that since April…View More Did Covid-19 result in higher crime on public transit?
Category: Urban Insights
Working from Home is here to stay
Murtaza Haider, in his weekly co-authored column, explains that working from home (teleworking) is not just a fad. With over three times increase in teleworking…View More Working from Home is here to stay
Addressing the National Housing Deficit
In collaboration with Toronto Metropolitan’s City Building Institute, researchers at the Urban Analytics Institute will discuss how to address the national housing deficit in Canada.…View More Addressing the National Housing Deficit
Fix supply to address housing affordability
A government-appointed expert panel in B.C. released a report earlier this month imploring all orders of government to collaborate and remove regulatory impediments that have…View More Fix supply to address housing affordability
Telework disrupts the spatial equilibrium
Professor Murtaza Haider, in a video presentation, explains how working-from-home (Telework) disrupts spatial equilibria. The home office (the Hoffice) is the innovative construct that helps…View More Telework disrupts the spatial equilibrium
Rental markets are showing increasing weakness
Murtaza Haider writes in the Financial Post about the weakening rental housing markets. See the URL below for the column. https://financialpost.com/real-estate/listings-skyrocket-while-leases-are-up-and-rents-are-down-making-sense-of-the-complex-covid-rental-market? “Rental markets are showing…View More Rental markets are showing increasing weakness
The political economy of urban transportation in India
Ph.D. Opportunity in the Political Economy of Urban transport Decision-making and Financing in India Professor Madhav Badami at McGill University and colleagues invite expressions of…View More The political economy of urban transportation in India
Why do Supply Skeptics ignore the need for new housing construction?
Housing affordability has been a large concern for Canadians who saw rents and prices climb rapidly over the years with no commensurate increase in incomes.…View More Why do Supply Skeptics ignore the need for new housing construction?
Knowledge mobilization to improve safety in ride-hailing and taxi services
By Dr. Yemi Adediji Research findings from a report authored by researchers at the Urban Analytics Institute have been implemented in the revised regulations for…View More Knowledge mobilization to improve safety in ride-hailing and taxi services
Motor vehicle sales during COVID-19 in Canada
A newly released report by Convergent Labs (co-authored by Murtaza Haider) analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on motor vehicle sales in Canada. The report finds…View More Motor vehicle sales during COVID-19 in Canada