Congratulations Andre Sorensen, UTSC Human Geography – Winner of the 2016 Association of European Schools of Planning Best Published Paper Award

This prestigious award is the best paper selected from nominations submitted by the Editorial Boards of 52 European planning journals
Congratulations to Andre, for his paper: “Taking path dependence seriously: an historical institutionalist research agenda in planning history”, Planning Perspectives 30(1): 17-38.

Steven Farber in the U of T News – Mapping the city: How transit can fix access to jobs in Toronto

Toronto is a sprawling city – one that keeps growing in all directions to accommodate the growing number of people who come to live here. But its vastness has made it hard to connect every part of the city with public transportation. That, in turn, has created inequalities in opportunity, especially between high and low income households.

Steven Farber, assistant professor of Geography and Planning at University of Toronto, set out to find the link between transportation and opportunity by creating a series of maps with the help of U of T students Jeff Allen and Maria Grandez.

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Congratulations to Jesse Ajayi, MCIP, RPP, and MScPl (2011). Jesse received Honorable Mention from the Canadian Institute of Planners for its President’s Award for Young Planners.


Jesse specializes in crafting plain-language municipal plans. He has managed planning departments in Nunavut and Northern Alberta, overseeing several statutory plan reviews and providing professional planning advice to dozens of communities. Jesse holds a Master of Planning from the University of Toronto and is currently the Director of Planning and Development for Athabasca County.