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Tolu Alabi
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Transportation
  • Social Housing
  • Urban Design and Infrastructure
  • International Urban Planning strategies

 

 

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Christopher Alton
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Planning PhD Student
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  • Planning theory
  • Resource extraction
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Travis K. Bost
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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  • Urban Political Ecology
  • Politics of Infrastructure
  • Nature-Society Relations
  • Urban Theory
  • U.S. Gulf South
  • Climate Change Politics
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Tammy Chou
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Community development
  • Urban design and placemaking
  • Affordable housing
  • Social equity
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Stephanie Cirnu
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Real estate development
  • Land use planning
  • Urban design
  • Universal design and accessibility
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(438) 874-4808

stephanie.cirnu@mail.utoronto.ca

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Adam Didycz
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Critical Urban Studies
  • Gentrification
  • Uneven Development
  • Environment & Health
  • Planning Pedagogy
  • Urban Economic Development
  • Creative City Script
  • Role of Art in Planning
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Email: adam.didycz@mail.utoronto.ca

Office: Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George St.) Rm. 622 (SSH622)

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Madeleine Hicks
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Feminist and decolonial planning praxes
  • Planning as protest
  • Commoning and anti-capitalist movements
  • Placehood, land, and justice
  • Equity in participatory and collaborative processes
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Sidney Smith Hall SSH622

m.hicks@mail.utoronto.ca

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Tara KamalAhmadi
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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  • Transportation
    • Public Health
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001- 647-669-7560

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Kevin Kapenda
Kevin Kapenda
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Canadian-Indigenous Relations
  • Place Naming/Toponomy
  • Transportation
  • Relationship between Sprawl and Isolation, Health and Community/Political Participation
  • Race Relations, Politics of Difference
  • Planning in the Developing Countries
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kevin.kapenda@mail.utoronto.ca

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Michelle Kearns
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Equitable suburban regeneration
  • Regional transportation planning
  • Placemaking and public spaces
  • Active transportation
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Phone: 647-992-7530

Email: michelle.kearns@mail.utoronto.ca

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Robert Keel
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Housing Affordability
  • Land Use Planning
  • Social Housing
  • Transportation Planning
  • Municipal Finance
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P: (778)-677-5580

E: robert.keel@mail.utoronto.ca

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Tariq Khan
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Urban Design
  • Environmental Planning
  • Historic Preservation
  • Sustainability
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tariqmahbub.khan@mail.utoronto.ca

1-647-470-8685

Sidney Smith Hall, Room 596

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Raili Lakanen
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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  • climate change and social movements
  • environmental politics
  • youth activism and community organizing
  • sustainability planning
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email: raili.lakanen@mail.utoronto.ca

Hubert Lee
Hubert Lee
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Public Transportation
  • Economic Development
  • Affordable Housing
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hubertkylee.lee@mail.utoronto.ca

 

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Diala Lteif
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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  • Displacement and migration
  • Conflict
  • Social Justice
  • Politics and space
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Anson K. Ma
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Urban Planning and Development
  • Happiness and Urbanism
  • Transportation Planning
  • Urban Design
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Office: Sidney Smith Hall SSH622

Tel #: (778)-288-4123

Email: anson.ma@mail.utoronto.ca

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Dani Magsumbol
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Social planning
  • Planning in diasporic cities
  • Creative cities in the Global South
  • Immigrants and urban spaces
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Julie Mah
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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  • Social housing provision, housing policy and affordability
  • Urban change and uneven development
  • Planning for spatial justice
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email: julie.mah@mail.utoronto.ca

office: Sidney Smith, 5017b

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Rui Mao
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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  • Urban Sustainability and Climate Change
  • Urban Governance and Finance
  • Transportation Policy
  • Transportation Policy Implementation
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Location: Department of Geography and Program in Planning
Room 5009, Sidney Smith Hall
100 St. George Street, Toronto ON, M5S 3G3
Email: r.mao [at] mail.utoronto.ca

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Keir Matthews-Hunter
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Housing markets, policy, and affordability
  • Neighbourhood decline and revitalization
  • Land use planning
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Amina Menkad
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Urban Design Choices
  • Social Accessibility
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amina.menkad@mail.utoronto.ca

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Ewa Modlinska
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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  • Municipal planning processes
  • Neighbourhood revitalization
  • Community and stakeholder engagement
  • Urban renewal
  • Community development
  • Public-private-community partnerships
  • Politics of planning
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ewa.modlinska@mail.utoronto.ca

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Kate Nelischer
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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  • Gender and planning
  • Designing cities for women
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
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MScPl Student
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Sustainable transportation, green spaces, equability.

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rebecca.nelson@mail.utoronto.ca

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Katherine Perrott
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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  • urbanisms | suburbanisms
  • Visioning as planning practice
  • Canadian planning and development trends
  • Transit oriented development, smart growth, and new urbanism
  • Residential development and mortgage lending
  • Advertising, marketing, and place branding
  • Intersection of culture, economy, and policy
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katherine.perrott@mail.utoronto.ca

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Natasha Petzold
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • urban design as a tool to promote safer, healthier communities
  • environmental planning and sustainable development
  • positive and equitable social change
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MScPl Student
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-Neighbourhood change

-Financialization and asset-based welfare

-Poverty reduction

-Tower renewal programs

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Mobile: 647-460-7074

Office: TBA

Email: steven.pham@mail.utoronto.ca

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Noha Refaat
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Architecture and Urban Development
  • Community-based Planning and Development in Cities
  • Urban Informality
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noha.refaat@mail.utoronto.ca

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Claudio Sarmiento-Casas
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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  • Active transportation planning in Latin America
  • Tactical Urbanism
  • Pedestrian and vélo-mobilities
  • Diversity in mobility
  • Street design
  • Road safety
  • Mexican cities
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Office: Room 596, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street, U of T, M5S 3G3

Email: c.sarmiento.casas[at]mail.utoronto.ca

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Clara Shipman
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • architecture and urban planning / urban form
  • housing and community development / mixed-use and mixed-income projects
  • social justice and access to the city / social and spatial polarization
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Sidney Smith Hall, Room 622

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Anna Shortly
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Sustainable and equitable food systems
  • Agricultural development
  • Community-based planning
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416-566-5931
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Arno van Dijk
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MScPl Student
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  • Transportation
  • Public Health
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arno.vandijk@mail.utoronto.ca

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Holly Wacker
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • climate resilience
  • decolonizing planning
  • right to the city
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Nate Wessel
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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  • Transit
  • GIS
  • Cartography
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Ryan Whitney
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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  • Non-motorized transportation planning
  • Social justice
  • Latin American urbanization
  • Global policy transfer
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JieLan Xu
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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  • Built-environment
  • Urban design and activity space
  • GIS and spatial analysis
  • Aging-in-place and age-friendly communities

 

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Office: Rm 595, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3

Email: jielan.xu@mail.utoronto.ca

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Mischa Young
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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  • Transportation behaviours
  • Parking
  • Public transit
  • Urban sprawl
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Phone: 514.268.8698

Email: mischa.young@mail.utoronto.ca

Office: Spatial Analysis of Urban Systems Lab (SAUSy), Sidney Smith, Room #608

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Will Zahn
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Public housing history, housing policy, affordability
  • Urban segregation and geographies of ethnoracial identity/conflict
  • Spatial analysis, cartography, data visualization
  • Borders, territory, post-colonialism, nationalism

 

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Austin Zwick
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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  • Urban Decline and Revitalization
  • Agglomeration Economies
  • Regional Economic Growth
  • Municipal Finance
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Energy Policy

Resource Boom to Revitalization: How does fracking affect patterns of urban decline and revitalization in the American Rust Belt?

Once-great industrial centers in the Rust Belt have been battling an ongoing struggle against urban decline for decades, but now some of them find themselves in a new natural resource boom. The technological innovation of hydraulic fracturing drilling, commonly known as ‘fracking’, has revolutionized global energy markets overnight but has been accompanied by a lack of understanding of its local economic impacts in the process. Some scholars find that agglomeration economies based on the fossil fuel extraction industry may provide a foundation for future economic growth even after the gas dries up, while others have shown that oil and gas extraction occurs in boom-bust cycles dependent upon international markets and therefore existing communities are better off by leaving the fossil fuels in the ground. This dissertation examines fracking’s effects on long-term economic growth through the (1) accumulation of human capital, (2) diversification of industry, and (3) municipal fiscal health of cities in the Rust Belt.

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Email: austin.zwick@mail.utoronto.ca