Larry Bourne, Emeritus Professor

Bourne

Home Campus:
U of T St. George

PhD:
Chicago

Other Degrees:
D.Litt (Hons) University of New Brunswick (2008)
DES (Hons) University of Waterloo Faculty of Environmental Studies (1999)
MA University of Alberta (1963)
BA (Hons) University of Western Ontario (1961)

Honours & Awards:
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Massey Medal, Royal Canadian Geographical Society (2004)
Awards for Scholarly Distinction, CAG and AAG (1986)

Contact Information:

Phone:     (416) 978-1595
Location: Room 5020, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George), Toronto ON  M5S 3G3, Canada
Email:     bourne@geog.utoronto.ca

Research Interests:

  • New urban forms and metropolitan development
  • Canadian urban system, growth and change
  • Urban social structure and new social spaces
  • Intra-urban inequalities
  • Urban revitalization and reurbanization
  • Housing markets and neighbourhood change
  • Planning and new cultures of regulation
  • Comparative urban development and policyanalysis
  • Urban governance: alternative models
  • Communities at risk

Selected Publications:

  • Bourne, L. S. 2008. On Schools of Thought, Comparative Research and Inclusiveness. Urban Geography 29: 170-184.
  • Bourne, L. S. 2007. Understanding Cities: A Personal Research Path. The Canadian Geographer 51(2): 121-138.
    Simmons, J. and L. S. Bourne. 2007. Living with Population Growth and Decline. Plan Canada 47(2): 13-21.
  • Bourne, L. S. and F. Hou. 2006. The Migration-Immigration Link in Canada’s Gateway Cities. Environment and Planning A 72: 1505-1525.
    Bourne, L. S. 2006. Rescaling Urban Inequalities. In Urban Change at Different Scales, ed. R. Gonzalez, 65-78. Santiago, Spain.
  • Bourne, L.S. and J. Simmons. 2004. Urban Growth and Decline in Canada, 1971-2001. Research Paper 201. Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto.
  • Bourne, L. S., M. Bunce, L. Taylor, N. Luka and J. Maurer. 2004. Contested ground: the dynamics of peri-urban growth in the Toronto region. Canadian Journal of Regional Science XXVII: 251-269.
  • Bourne, L.S. and J. Simmons. 2004. Urban Growth and Decline in Canada, 1971-2001. Research Paper 201. Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto.
  • Bourne, L.S. 2003. Elastic cities; inelastic governments: on urban growth and governance in Canada. Canadian Issues Feb. 2003: 14-19.
    Bourne, L. S. and D. Rose. 2001. The Changing Face of Canada: the Uneven Geographies of Population and Social Change. The Canadian Geographer 45(1): 105-119.
  • Bourne, L. S. 2001. The Urban Sprawl Debate: Myths, Realities and Hidden Agendas. Plan Canada 41(4): 26-30.
  • Bourne, L. S. 2001. Designing a Metropolitan Region: the Lessons and Lost Opportunities of the Toronto Experience. In The Challenge of Urban Government: Policies and Practices, eds. M. Freire and R. Stren, 27-46. Washington, DC: The World Bank Institute.