murdie


Robert A Murdie

Department of Geography

Professor Emeritus

Email: murdie@yorku.ca


My research interests include the housing experiences of immigrants and refugees, ethnic residential segregation and social inclusion, and neighbourhood change. I have undertaken several studies concerning immigrant experiences in Toronto’s housing market, including comparative studies of the Jamaican, Polish, Somali, and Salvadoran communities and of asylum seekers and refugees selected abroad. He has also collaborated with other researchers on studies concerning the housing situation and needs of newcomers in Montréal, Toronto, and Vancouver, the housing experiences of immigrant families in York Region, and neighbourhood change in West Central Toronto as part of a multi-year Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) project. Currently, I am co-investigator of a multi-year study on Neighbourhood Inequality, Diversity, and Change: Trends, Processes, Consequences, and Policy Options for Canada’s Large Metropolitan Areas. This is a six-city neighbourhood change research partnership funded by SSHRC and centred at the University of Toronto. Until recently, I was the Housing and Neighbourhood domain leader for CERIS. I am also a member of the City of Toronto’s Immigrant and Refugee Housing Committee and have been active in advising NGOs on immigrant and housing research.

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Degrees

Ph.D. (Geography), University of Chicago
M.A. (Geography), University of Chicago
B.A. (Hons.), Waterloo Lutheran University

Research Interests

, Immigration, Housing, Multiculturalism and Ethnic Studies, Urban Social Geography
Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Murdie, R. and C. Teixeira (2015). A Two-Sided Question: The Negative and Positive Impacts of Gentrification on Portuguese Residents in West-Central Toronto. Chapter 5 in Teixeira, C. and W. Li, The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in US and Canadian Cities. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2015

Murdie, R. and E. Skop (2012);. Immigration and Suburban Settlements. Chapter 3 in Teixeira, C,, Li W. and A. Kobayashi, Immigrant Geographies of North American Cities. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

2012

Murdie, R. and C. Teixeira (2006). Urban Social Space. Chapter 9 in Bunting T. and P. Filion, Canadian Cities in Transition, Third Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

2006

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Murdie, R. and J. Logan (2014). Bibliography and Review of Neighbourhood Typologies with a Focus on Canada, the United States, and Australia/New Zealand. Toronto: Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership, Research Paper 233, Cities Centre, University of Toronto. http://neighbourhoodchange.ca/documents/2015/04/murdie-2014-nhood-typologies-bibliography-review-rp233.pdf

2014

Murdie, R., R. Maaranen and J. Logan (2014). Eight Canadian Metropolitan Areas: Spatial Patterns of Neighbourhood Change, 1981-2006. Neighbourhoood Change Research Research Partnership, Research Paper 234, Cities Centre, University of Toronto. http://neighbourhoodchange.ca/homepage/how-neighbourhoods-are-changing/

2014

Murdie, R., J. Logan, and R. Maaranen (2013). Eight Canadian Metropolitan Areas: Who Lived Where in 2006? Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership, Research Paper 229, Cites Centre, University of Toronto. http://neighbourhoodchange.ca/homepage/eight-canadian-metropolitan-areas-who-lived-where-in-2006/

2013


My research interests include the housing experiences of immigrants and refugees, ethnic residential segregation and social inclusion, and neighbourhood change. I have undertaken several studies concerning immigrant experiences in Toronto’s housing market, including comparative studies of the Jamaican, Polish, Somali, and Salvadoran communities and of asylum seekers and refugees selected abroad. He has also collaborated with other researchers on studies concerning the housing situation and needs of newcomers in Montréal, Toronto, and Vancouver, the housing experiences of immigrant families in York Region, and neighbourhood change in West Central Toronto as part of a multi-year Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) project. Currently, I am co-investigator of a multi-year study on Neighbourhood Inequality, Diversity, and Change: Trends, Processes, Consequences, and Policy Options for Canada’s Large Metropolitan Areas. This is a six-city neighbourhood change research partnership funded by SSHRC and centred at the University of Toronto. Until recently, I was the Housing and Neighbourhood domain leader for CERIS. I am also a member of the City of Toronto’s Immigrant and Refugee Housing Committee and have been active in advising NGOs on immigrant and housing research.

Degrees

Ph.D. (Geography), University of Chicago
M.A. (Geography), University of Chicago
B.A. (Hons.), Waterloo Lutheran University

Research Interests

, Immigration, Housing, Multiculturalism and Ethnic Studies, Urban Social Geography

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Murdie, R. and C. Teixeira (2015). A Two-Sided Question: The Negative and Positive Impacts of Gentrification on Portuguese Residents in West-Central Toronto. Chapter 5 in Teixeira, C. and W. Li, The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in US and Canadian Cities. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2015

Murdie, R. and E. Skop (2012);. Immigration and Suburban Settlements. Chapter 3 in Teixeira, C,, Li W. and A. Kobayashi, Immigrant Geographies of North American Cities. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

2012

Murdie, R. and C. Teixeira (2006). Urban Social Space. Chapter 9 in Bunting T. and P. Filion, Canadian Cities in Transition, Third Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

2006

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Murdie, R. and J. Logan (2014). Bibliography and Review of Neighbourhood Typologies with a Focus on Canada, the United States, and Australia/New Zealand. Toronto: Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership, Research Paper 233, Cities Centre, University of Toronto. http://neighbourhoodchange.ca/documents/2015/04/murdie-2014-nhood-typologies-bibliography-review-rp233.pdf

2014

Murdie, R., R. Maaranen and J. Logan (2014). Eight Canadian Metropolitan Areas: Spatial Patterns of Neighbourhood Change, 1981-2006. Neighbourhoood Change Research Research Partnership, Research Paper 234, Cities Centre, University of Toronto. http://neighbourhoodchange.ca/homepage/how-neighbourhoods-are-changing/

2014

Murdie, R., J. Logan, and R. Maaranen (2013). Eight Canadian Metropolitan Areas: Who Lived Where in 2006? Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership, Research Paper 229, Cites Centre, University of Toronto. http://neighbourhoodchange.ca/homepage/eight-canadian-metropolitan-areas-who-lived-where-in-2006/

2013