A Recipe for Gentrification – New Book on Food and Gentrification Out Now!

The issue of restaurants and gentrification is something I’ve been writing and thinking about for roughly a decade now. I’m excited to be included in the first academic book entirely dedicated to this topic, which includes contributions from across North America. My chapter is on the Downtown Eastside.


The lead authors published this nice overview of the book in The Conversation:


Assistant Professor in Human Geography and City Studies at The University of Toronto

I’m excited to announce that I have accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Human Geography and City Studies at The University of Toronto-Scarborough (UTSC), where I will be teaching and researching on urban governance. I am honoured to join an amazing group of scholars at UTSC and the broader Geography and Planning Department at U of T.

See my profile here: https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/geography/zachary-hyde

CSA – Urban Research Cluster Panels at Congress in Vancouver in June



I’m excited to announce that the new Urban Research Cluster of the Canadian Sociological Association has several panels organized for the upcoming Congress Conference at UBC in June. These include a panel on Rules and Regulations in the City led by Amy Hanser and Nathan Lauster of UBC, two panels on the Sociologies of Public Space organized by Mervyn Horgan of UGuelph and a panel on Gentrification and the City by Daniel Kudla of Memorial University and myself.

You can find out more information about the Urban Research Cluster’s events here

Hope to see you all there!