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Laysa Abchiche Lima
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Planning PhD Student
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  • Urban Entrepreneurialism
  • City Marketing
  • Comparative Urban Policy
  • Urban Renewal
  • Urban Decline
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laysa.abchiche.lima@mail.utoronto.ca

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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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tolu.alabi@mail.utoronto.ca

 

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Christopher Alton
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Planning PhD Candidate
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  • Planning theory
  • Resource extraction
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christopher.alton@mail.utoronto.ca

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Elise Antoniadis
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Planning’s place in counter-hegemonic practices to transform neoliberalization
  • Radical democracy in the urban setting
  • Right to the city
  • Queer planning praxes
  • Equity in community development planning
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Phone: 647-688-5533

Email: elise.antoniadis@mail.utoronto.ca

 

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Ruth Belay
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Migration, Resettlement and Diaspora Communities
  • Environmental Refugees and International Development Planning Strategies
  • North Infrastructure Development for Indigenous Communities

 

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Sidney Smith Hall: 589

Email: ruth.belay@mail.utoronto.ca

 

 

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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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travis.bost [at] mail.utoronto.ca

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Sarah Burrell
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Environmental planning and sustainable development
  • Economic decline and urban revitalization
  • Urban green space and the linkages to mental health
  • Active transportation planning
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sarah.burrell@mail.utoronto.ca

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Felicity Campbell
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MScPl Student
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  • Critical planning studies
  • Affordability, housing, land reform
  • Community development
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felicity.campbell@mail.utoronto.ca

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Mackenzie Ceci
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Waste management
  • Landscape ecology
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Utilizing GIS and remote sensing to approach planning-related issues
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Office: Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George Street), Room 589 (Ground Floor)

Email: mackenzie.ceci@mail.utoronto.ca

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Marty Chan
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Urban Planning & Urban Growth
  • Inclusive Transport Oriented Development

 

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E-mail: marty.chan@mail.utoronto.ca

Office: Sidney Smith Hall, room 622 (shared office space)

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Da Chen
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Environmental planning
  • Indigenous-non-indigenous relations
  • Marine conservation and cities
  • Public Space design
  • Transportation and accessibility
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dautsc.chen@mail.utoronto.ca

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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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tammy.chou@mail.utoronto.ca

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Stephanie Cirnu
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MScPl Student
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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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Lucy Cui
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Urban and suburban regeneration
  • Housing policy and affordability
  • Public space design
  • Mixed use and public-private developments
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Email: lucy.cui@utoronto.ca

 

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Muna Daear
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • urban design
  • architectural design
  • landscape design
  • sustainable design
  • vernacular architecture
  • community engagement
  • placemaking
  • mixed-use development
  • complete streets design
  • walkability in design
  • land use diversification
  • planning for intensification
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Phone: +1(403)919-4455

Email: muna.daear@mail.utoronto.ca

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Ali Reda Darouiche
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MScPl Student
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  • Sustainable Communities
  • Off-grid Communities
  • Indigenous Land Rights
  • Environmental Policy
  • Political Ecology
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ali.darouiche@mail.utoronto.ca

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Adam Didycz
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Land Use Planning
  • Gentrification
  • Uneven Development/Critical Urban Studies
  • Environment & Health
  • Urban Economic Development
  • Creative City Script
  • Urban Food Security
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Email: adam.didycz@mail.utoronto.ca

Office: Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George St.), Rm. 608 (SSH608)(SAUSy Lab) & Rm. 622 (SSH622)

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Ryan Doherty
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MScPl Student
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  • Sustainability
  • Real Estate Development
  • Complete Communities
  • Housing Policy
  • Land Use Planning
  • Commercial Policy
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ry.doherty@mail.utoronto.ca

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Matthew Doren
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Smart Growth
  • Urbanization
  • Land Use Planning
  • Affordable Housing
  • Urban Design
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Office: Room 622, Sidney Smith Hall

E-mail: matt.doren@mail.utoronto.ca

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Natalie Douglas
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Sustainable Development and Land Use
  • Economic Decline and Revitalization
  • Suburban Regeneration
  • Active Transportation and Modal Shifts
  • Decolonizing Planning
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elizabeth.douglas@mail.utoronto.ca

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Stuart Dow
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MScPl Student
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  • Active Transportation
  • Urban Design
  • Land Use Planning
  • Participatory Planning Method
  • Public Transit and Infrastructure Planning
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Phone: (604) 440-7293

Email: stuart.dow@mail.utoronto.ca

 

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Laura Dumbrell
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MScPl Student
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  • Sustainability and urban communities
  • Affordable housing and mixed use communities
  • Heritage conservation
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250-572-5414

Sidney Smith Hall Room 622 (shared office space)

laura.dumbrell@mail.utoronto.ca

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Thomas Dybowski
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MScPl Student
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  • Land Use Planning
  • Housing and Real Estate Development
  • Mixed Use Communities
  • Urban Design and Public Space
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Office: Room 622, Sidney Smith Hall

Email: thomas.dybowski@mail.utoronto.ca

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/tadybowski

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Jason Farra
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MScPl Student
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  • Transportation planning
  • Regional governance
  • Suburban development
  • Uneven development
  • Critical planning theory
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Simon Faux
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MScPl Student
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  • Transportation planning
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Email: simon.faux@mail.utoronto.ca

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Ellen Ferris
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MScPl Student
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  • Environmental Planning
  • Sustainable Development & Land Use
  • Climate Resilience
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ellen.ferris@mail.utoronto.ca

(416) 988-5227

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Laura Fylyshtan
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MScPl Student
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  • How regions adapt to economic change
  • Transportation
  • Affordable Housing
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l.fylyshtan@mail.utoronto.ca

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Sean Grant
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MScPl Student
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  • Municipal Finance, Taxation, & Value Capture
  • Institutions, Urban Governance, & Urban Development
  • Housing Policy & Housing Development
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sk.grant@mail.utoronto.ca, Sidney Smith Hall 622

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Katarina Graves
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MScPl Student
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  • Environmental planning and policy
  • Human-nature relations in the city
  • Anthropocentrism
  • Sustainability and climate resilience
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Jennie Greb
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Planning PhD Student
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  • Grassroots Planning
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Environmental Justice
  • Political Ecology
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Office: Sidney Smith, 617A

j.greb@mail.utoronto.ca

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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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Chris Humphries
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MScPl Student
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  • Sustainable Community Development
  • Transportation
  • Integrated Transportation Planning
  • Systems Thinking and Structured Decision Making
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Email: chris.humphries@mail.utoronto.ca

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/chris-humphries-b569031

Website: christopherbruce.ca (forthcoming)

 

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Nushrat Jahan
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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  • Urban development
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Natural resource management
  • Sustainability and resilience studies
  • Disaster management
  • Rural development
  • South east Asia, Central and Western Canada
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Phone ; 1-780-7298253

Email: nushrat.jahan@mail.utoronto.ca; jahannushratbuet@gmail.com

Office: 617A, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3

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Gemma Johnson
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MScPl Student
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  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Equity
  • Global Security
  • Smart Cities
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Office: Sidney Smith Hall 622

Phone: 647-571-4987

Email: gemma.johnson@mail.utoronto.ca

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Sam Jones
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MScPl Student
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  • Transportation planning
  • Transit information
  • Land use and zoning
  • Housing
  • Spatial and geographic identities
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Email: samuel.jones@mail.utoronto.ca

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Emma Jones
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MScPl Student
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  • Housing
  • Sustainability
  • Gender
  • Participatory planning
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Cell: (778) 903-7714

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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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Professional/non-academic:

kevin.kapenda@gmail.com

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kevin.kapenda@mail.utoronto.ca

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Michelle Kearns
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MScPl Student
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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
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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
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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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Vanessa Kiley
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MScPl Student
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  • Indigenous Community Development
  • Land Use and Development
  • Urban Design
  • The relationship between community development and public health
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  • 1647-806-6162
  •  vanessagkiley@gmail.com (personal)
  • vanessa.kiley@mail.utoronto.ca (school)
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Hanna Kim
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MScPl Student
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  • Transportation Planning and Infrastructure
  • Environmental/Sustainable Planning
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hnn.kim@utoronto.ca

Sidney Smith Hall Rm 622

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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

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Hubert Lee
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MScPl Student
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  • Public Transportation
  • Economic Development
  • Disruptive Technology and Innovation
  • Sharing Economy
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Email: hubertky.lee@mail.utoronto.ca
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Hojoong H. Lee
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MScPl Student
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  • Public Transportation
  • GIS
  • High-Density Development
  • Metropolitan Areas
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Email: hojoong.lee@mail.utoronto.ca

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Helen Loghrin
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MScPl Student
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  • Active transportation
  • Property law
  • Politics of planning and development
  • Sustainable infrastructure development
  • Architecture and urban design
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Phone: (416) 459-2272

Office: 622 Sidney Smith Hall

Email: helen.loghrin@mail.utoronto.ca

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Diala Lteif
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Planning PhD Student
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  • Displacement and migration
  • Conflict
  • Social Justice
  • Politics and space
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dialalteif@gmail.com

Sidney Smitt, Room 615

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Madeline Luker
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MScPl Student
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  • Collaborative planning for healthy communities
  • Active transportation
  • Impacts of urban intensification on human health
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madeline.luker@mail.utoronto.ca

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Anson K. Ma
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MScPl Student
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  • Active Transportation and Transit Planning
  • Suburban Modal Shift
  • Public Consultation and Engagement
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Office: Sidney Smith Hall SSH622

Email: anson.ma@mail.utoronto.ca

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Dani Magsumbol
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MScPl Student
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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
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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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Sneha Mandhan
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Planning PhD Student
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  • Public Space
  • Urban Resilience
  • Land Use and Zoning Regulations
  • Urban Form and Morphology
  • Community Engagement
  • Cultural Landscapes
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sneha.mandhan@mail.utoronto.ca

Room 617A, Sidney Smith Hall

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Rui Mao
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Planning PhD Student
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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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Tyler Marr
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MScPl Student
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  • Active Transportation
  • Land Use Planning
  • Housing and Real Estate Development
  • Mixed Use Communities
  • Urban Design and Public Space
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Justin Matthews
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MScPl Student
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  • Mid-Sized Cities
  • Post-Industrialism
  • Active Transportation
  • Land-Use Planning
  • Urban Development
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justin.matthews@mail.utoronto.ca

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Keir Matthews-Hunter
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MScPl Student
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  • Housing markets, policy, and affordability
  • Neighbourhood decline and revitalization
  • Land use planning
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keir.matthews.hunter@mail.utoronto.ca

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Karina Maynard
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MScPl Student
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  • Active & public transportation
  • Complete streets
  • Mixed-use communities
  • Sustainable development
  • Placemaking and public spaces
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Amina Menkad
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MScPl Student
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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
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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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Sabrina Musto
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MScPl Student
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  • sustainability
  • community development
  • e-waste
  • human behaviour and space
  • developing countries vs. developed countries
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sabrina.musto@mail.utoronto.ca

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Kate Nelischer
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Planning PhD Student
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  • Gender and planning
  • Designing cities for women
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
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kate.nelischer@utoronto.ca

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416.450.0868

Rebecca Nelson
Rebecca Nelson
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MScPl Student
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  • Sustainable transportation
  • Green spaces
  • Equability
  • Community development
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Office: Sidney Smith (100 St. George Street), Room 622 (shared space)

Email: rebecca.nelson@mail.utoronto.ca

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Pinremola Olufemi
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Sustainable development & resiliency
  • Land use & transportation planning
  • Planning & environmental law
  • Environmental management & infrastructure development
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Katherine Perrott
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Planning PhD Student
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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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Natasha Petzold
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MScPl Student
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  • environmental planning and sustainable development
  • positive and equitable social change
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Steven Pham
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MScPl Student
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  • Financialization and asset-based welfare
  • Poverty reduction
  • Tower renewal programs
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Darian Razdar
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MScPl Student
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  • Global-local solidarity
  • Queer urbanisms
  • Anti-capitalism, social movements, liberation
  • Democratic planning methods & alternative urban governance
  • Phenomenological research methods
  • Right to the city
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Noha Refaat
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MScPl Student
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  • Community-based Planning and Development in Cities
  • Urban Informality
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Tim Ross
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Planning PhD Candidate
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  • disability studies
  • active school travel
  • transportation planning
  • land use planning
  • children’s independent mobility
  • urban mobility
  • planning theory
  • planning policy and regulation
  • inclusive design
  • photovoice
  • institutional ethnography
  • qualitative research methods
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Claudio Sarmiento-Casas
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Planning PhD Student
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  • Tactical Urbanism
  • Pedestrian and vélo-mobilities
  • Diversity in mobility
  • Street design
  • Road safety
  • Mexican cities
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Clara Shipman
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MScPl Student
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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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Anna Shortly
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MScPl Student
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  • Agricultural development
  • Community-based planning
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Shannon Spencer
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MScPl Student
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  • Community development
  • Immigration
  • Inclusive Cities
  • Land use planning
  • Affordable and social housing
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Andrew Tidswell
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MScPl Student
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  • Sustainability
  • Housing accessibility
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Arno van Dijk
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MScPl Student
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  • Role of the urban planner
  • Social media and urban planning
  • Engagement in urban planning
  • Advocacy in urban planning
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Dannika Van Vugt
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MScPl Student
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  • Housing Policy and Affordability
  • Urban Sustainability and Climate Change
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
  • Community-Based Planning
  • Sustainable and Equitable Food Systems
  • Poverty Reduction
  • Mixed Use Communities
  • Social Justice and Access to the City
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Holly Wacker
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MScPl Student
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  • decolonizing planning
  • right to the city
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Nate Wessel
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Planning PhD Student
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  • GIS
  • Cartography
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Ryan Whitney
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Planning PhD Student
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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
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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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Melinda Yogendran
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MScPl Student
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  • Equitable food systems
  • Community-based planning
  • Poverty reduction
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Mischa Young
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Planning PhD Student
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  • Transportation behaviours
  • Parking
  • Public transit
  • Urban sprawl
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Merlin Yuen
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MScPl Student
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  • Multi-modal Transportation Planning
  • Transportation Master Planning
  • Innovations in Shared Mobility
  • Urban and Transportation Design for Climate Change
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Will Zahn
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MScPl Student
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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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Michelle Zhong
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MScPl Student
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  • East and Southeast Asian cities
  • Community development
  • Urban migration
  • Economic globalization
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Austin Zwick
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Planning PhD Student
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  • Economic Decline and Revitalization
  • Platform Economy (Uber, AirBnB, etc.)
  • Regional Economic Growth
  • Municipal Finance
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Energy Policy

Resource Boom to Revitalization: How does fracking affect patterns of economic decline and revitalization in Northern Appalachia?

Small cities in Appalachia have been battling an ongoing struggle against economic decline for decades, but now some find themselves amidst a new natural resource boom. The technological innovation of hydraulic fracturing drilling, commonly known as ‘fracking’, has revolutionized global energy markets overnight, creating a gap of understanding about its local implications in the process. Most early research focused on documenting the environmental risks of fracking, but little work has gone into understanding its local economic impacts. Some scholars find that agglomeration economies based on the fossil fuel extraction industry may provide a solid foundation for future economic growth even after the gas dries up, while others argue that resource extraction occurs in boom-bust cycles dependent upon volatile international markets and therefore existing communities would be better off leaving the fossil fuels in the ground. The relationship between natural resource development and economic stagnation is commonly known as the ‘natural resource curse’. In addition, resource extraction communities operating on the boom-bust cycle struggle with inadequate social and health services to deal with overarching community crises of depression, family stress, violence toward women, and addiction issues. As municipalities grapple with these challenges by using rising tax revenue to add administrative capacity, increase staffing levels, buy equipment, and hire outside expertise, the boom-bust cycle becomes reflected on their balance sheets, putting their fiscal health at risk. This leads to the primary research question: How does the hydraulic fracturing resource boom affect existing patterns of economic decline and revitalization in Appalachia?

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