Nick Lombardo, Human Geography PhD Student

Nick Lombardo

Home Campus:
U of T St. George

Enframing Infrastructural Place: Construction, Operation, and Failure in the Port of New York

Other Degrees:
MA, Geography, University of Toronto (2012)
Hons. BA, Urban, Social, and Economic Geography, University of Toronto (2010)

Honours & Awards:
2016 – Ontario Graduate Scholarship
2016 – School of Graduate Studies Research Travel Grant
2015 – James T. Lemon Memorial Scholarship in Geography
2015 – Ontario Graduate Scholarship
2015 – Associates of U of T Award for the Study of the United States
2014 – Royal Bank of Canada Entrance Award
2010 – Joseph-Armand Bombardier SSHRC Master’s Award
2010 – University of Toronto Excellence Award

Robert Lewis

Contact Information:

Office 617A, Sidney Smith Hall

P: 647 745 1785


Twitter: @NLombardoGeo

Research Interests:

  • Urban Geography
  • Legal Geographies and Jurisdiction
  • Historical Geography
  • Planning and Land-Use Governance
  • Ports, Shipping, and Transportation
  • Infrastructure
  • Urban Governance and Institutions
  • My research interests fall broadly under the heading of urban and economic geography. In particular I am interested in the interplay between capital, technology, and the state, specifically in relation to large-scale infrastructure planning and land-use law. Empirically, I focus on New York City after the American Civil War, from 1865 until the Great Depression began, in 1929.

Selected Publications:

Lewis, Robert and Nick Lombardo. (2016). “Oxford Bibliography of Historical Economic Geography.Oxford Bibliographies.

Lombardo, Nick. (2014). “White-collar workers and neighbourhood change: Jarvis Street in Toronto, 1880-1920.” Urban History Review 43(1): 5-19.

Lombardo, Nick. (Forthcoming). “Controlling Mobility and Regulation in Urban Space: Muslim Pilgrims to Mecca in Colonial Bombay, 1880-1914.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. Forthcoming 2017.