Adjunct & Sessional Faculty

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Zach Anderson
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Course Instructor
Research Interests
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  • Cultural Politics of Resource Governance and Conservation
  • Political Ecology
  • Political Economy
  • Neoliberal Environmental Politics
  • Resource Frontiers
  • Critical Development Studies
  • Actor Network Theory
  • Critical Social Theory
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z.anderson@utoronto.ca

Carlos Avendano
Carlos Avendano
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Course Instructor
Research Interests
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  • Paleoecology
  • Cultural History
  • Maya Civilization
  • Local Sovereignty
  • Co-production of Knowledge
  • Political Agroecology
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carlos.avendano@utoronto.ca

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Joe Berridge
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Adjunct Professor
Research Interests
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  • Large scale urban planning and regeneration projects
  • Waterfront redevelopment
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Email: jberridge@urbanstrategies.com

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Philippa Campsie
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Adjunct Professor
Research Interests
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  • Effective communication techniques in planning
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Food and local agriculture
  • Public consultation techniques
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Phone:    (416) 978-2580
Location: Room 5061, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     p.campsie@utoronto.ca

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Jeffrey Cantos
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Sessional Lecturer
Research Interests
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  • Urban planning
  • Community development
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Email: jeff.cantos@gmail.com

Rob Dowler
Rob Dowler
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Adjunct Professor
Research Interests
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  • Governance & planning decision making boards
  • Planning administration & implementation
  • Housing policy
  • Transit-supportive development
  • Smart cities & smart regulation
  • Project management & conflict resolution
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Email: rob.dowler@utoronto.ca

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Damian Dupuy
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Sessional Lecturer
Research Interests
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  • Innovation systems
  • Innovation policy
  • Commercialization
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Urban and regional economic development
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Location: Room 5030, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     damian.dupuy@utoronto.ca

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John Farrow
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Adjunct Professor
Research Interests
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  • How cities develop successful economies
  • Financing urban infrastructure
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100 St. George Street, room 5047 (Geography & Planning main office)

Toronto ON M5S 3G3

 

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Lia Frederiksen
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Course Instructor
Research Interests
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  • Urban Geography
  • Feminist Geography and Political Economy
  • Public Space, Political Geography, and the Production of Scale
  • Labour, Social Reproduction, and Knowledge
  • Public Libraries
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lia.frederiksen AT utoronto.ca

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Renee Gomes
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Sessional Lecturer
Research Interests
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  • Urban planning
  • real estate development
  • transit-oriented development
  • long-term growth management planning
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Email: gomesrenee@yahoo.ca

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Columba Gonzalez
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Course Instructor
Research Interests
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  • Multi-species ethnography
  • Posthumanities
  • Insect-human studies
  • Conservation and environmental justice
  • Migration studies
  • Borderlands
  • Neoliberalism in North America
  • Cyber-politics
  • Monarch Butterflies
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columba.gonzalez@utoronto.ca

 

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Jennifer Keesmaat
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Adjunct Professor
Research Interests
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  • City building
  • Designing safe, inclusive and vibrant public spaces
  • Affordable housing
  • transit planning
  • heritage preservation
  • strategy development
  • sustainable economic development
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jkeesmaat@rogers.com

Jennifer is an internationally recognized awarding winning urban planner, an entrepreneur, and the former Chief Planner of the City of Toronto. She is the recently named CEO of Creative Housing, a national organization that will develop, build and operate affordable rental housing at scale across Canada. An Distinguished Visitor in Residence Emeritus at the University of Toronto, Jennifer is the urban affairs contributor to Maclean’s magazine, and is the CBC’s urban affairs specialist. Jennifer’s TED talks include Walk to School, Own Your City, and Taxes, Democracy and our Shared Interest. Her widely acclaimed podcast can be found at invisiblecitypodcast.com.

Jennifer is currently a candidate in the 2018 Mayoral race in the City of Toronto.

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Adrian Khan
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Course Instructor
Research Interests
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    Transnational educational and work-related experiences of Himalayan students within/outside Nepal
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Adri.khan@mail.utoronto.ca

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Kristian Larsen
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Sessional Lecturer
Research Interests
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  • geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial analysis
  • health geography
  • environment and population health
  • physical activity, diet and obesity
  • environmental exposure and cancer risk
  • access to health care facilities
  • transportation geography
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Email: kristian.larsen@utoronto.ca
Location:Room 5030, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George Street)
DV3272 (UTM)

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Elsie Lewison
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Course Instructor
Research Interests
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    critical development studies, feminist political economy, agrarian transitions, agricultural science and technology
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Nick Lombardo
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Course Instructor
Research Interests
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  • Social geography of global cities
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nick.lombardo@utoronto.ca

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Julie Mah
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Course Instructor
Research Interests
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  • Gentrification and Displacement in U.S. Shrinking Cities: The Role of Planning Policy and Housing Subsidies in Detroit
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Stanley Makuch
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Adjunct Professor
Research Interests
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  • Canadian Municipal and Planning law
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Email: smakuch@makuchlaw.com

James McLaughlin
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Adjunct Professor
Research Interests
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  • How human activities and natural disturbance affect soil nutrient and water cycles, water quality, and productivity
  • Carbon cycling in Far North peatlands, and permafrost
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jim.mclaughlin@ontario.ca

Roger Phillips
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Sessional Lecturer
Research Interests
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  • Geomorphology, Soil Science, and Hydrology
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roger.phillips@utoronto.ca

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Tim Ross
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Course Instructor
Research Interests
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  • School travel experiences of families living with childhood disability
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Megan Sheremata
Megan Sheremata
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Course Instructor
Research Interests
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  • Inuit knowledge of environmental change
  • marine and sea ice environments
  • engagement with Inuit knowledge in research and decision-making
  • nexus of ecology, food, and community well-being
  • cross-cultural, collaborative research methods
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Dylan Simone
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Course Instructor
Research Interests
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  • Political Economy of Housing and Mortgage Markets
  • Geographies of Immigration, Migration, Refugees
  • Finance, Financialization and Financial Crises
  • ‘Big’ Data and the Politics of Inclusion
  • Urban Inequality and Neighbourhood Change
  • Urban/Economic/Social/Political/Critical Theory
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dylan.simone@mail.utoronto.ca

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Stephen Swales
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Sessional Lecturer
Research Interests
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  • Urban-economic geography
  • Environment
  • GIS
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Sujata Thapa-Bhattarai
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Course Instructor
Research Interests
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  • Gendered Mobilities: Experience of everyday mobility of women in Kathmandu Valley
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Romila Verma
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Sessional Lecturer
Research Interests
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  • Environmental sustainability
  • Climate change impacts on freshwater
  • Finding creative solutions to global environmental challenges
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Location: Room , Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email: romila.verma@utoronto.ca

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Adam Zendel
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Course Instructor
Research Interests
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  • Work and Identity
  • Cultural Economy
  • Geography of Music
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Peter Zimmerman
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Sessional Lecturer
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  • Real estate development
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pzimmerman@newcommons.ca