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Laysa Abchiche Lima
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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  • Urban Entrepreneurialism
  • City Marketing
  • Comparative Urban Policy
  • Urban Renewal
  • Urban Decline
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ali Reda Darouiche
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Sustainable Communities
  • Off-grid Communities
  • Parks and Open Spaces
  • Environmental Policy
  • Political Ecology
  • Urban Design
  • Land Use Development
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ali.darouiche@mail.utoronto.ca

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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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Thomas Dybowski
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Land Use Planning
  • Housing and Real Estate Development
  • Mixed Use Communities
  • Urban Design
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Email: thomas.dybowski@mail.utoronto.ca

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Jason Farra
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Transportation planning
  • Regional governance
  • Suburban development
  • Uneven development
  • Critical planning theory
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Laura Fylyshtan
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • How regions adapt to economic change
  • Transportation
  • Affordable Housing
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Shervin Ghaem-Maghami
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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  • Migration, citizenship, and integration
  • Community engagement and participation
  • Critical theory and planning practice
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shervin.ghaemmaghami@utoronto.ca

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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
  • Environmental Justice
  • Critical/Marxist Theory
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
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Office: Sidney Smith, 617A

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Kayla Greenberg
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Urban sustainability and climate change resilience
  • Parks and open space
  • Ecosystem services
  • Active transportation
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Email: k.greenberg@mail.utoronto.ca

Office: Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George Street), Room 622

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Chris Humphries
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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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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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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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

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Hojoong H. Lee
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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  • Public Transportation
  • GIS
  • High-Density Development
  • Metropolitan Areas
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Diala Lteif
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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  • Displacement and migration
  • Conflict
  • Social Justice
  • Politics and space
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dialalteif@gmail.com

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Madeline Luker
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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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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Julie Mah
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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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
Research Interests
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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

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Rui Mao
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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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
Research Interests
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  • Mid-Sized Cities
  • Post-Industrialism
  • Active Transportation
  • Land-Use Planning
  • Urban Development
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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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Ewa Modlinska
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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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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Garrett Morgan
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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  • Community Resilience
  • Civic Engagement
  • Climate Adaptation
  • Healthy Cities
  • Urbanization as a Determinant of Global Health
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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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Pinremola O.
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MScPl Student
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  • Environmental management & infrastructure development
  • Land use & transportation planning
  • Planning & environmental law
  • Sustainable development & resiliency
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Darian Razdar
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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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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email: darian.razdar@mail.utoronto.ca

tel: 416.844.1690

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Sarah Robertshaw
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Planning PhD Student
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  • Liveable Cities
  • Urban Decline
  • Spatial Inequality
  • Urban violence and post-conflict rebuilding
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Email: sarah.robertshaw@mail.utoronto.ca

Office: Sidney Smith Hall 617A

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Claudio Sarmiento-Casas
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Planning PhD Student
Research Interests
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  • Active transportation planning in Latin America
  • Tactical Urbanism
  • Pedestrian and vélo-mobilities
  • Diversity in mobility
  • Street design
  • Road safety
  • Mexican cities
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Office: Room 596, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street, U of T, M5S 3G3

Email: c.sarmiento.casas[at]mail.utoronto.ca

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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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shandi.spencer@mail.utoronto.ca

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Keisha St. Louis-McBurnie
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MScPl Student
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  • Spatial geographies of innovation
  • Asset-based approaches to community development
  • Community and stakeholder engagement
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Email: keisha.stlouis.mcburnie@mail.utoronto.ca
Office: Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George Street), Room 622

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Andrew Tidswell
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MScPl Student
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  • Urban open space
  • Sustainability
  • Housing accessibility
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Dannika Van Vugt
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MScPl Student
Research Interests
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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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Nate Wessel
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Planning PhD Student
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  • Transit
  • 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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Melinda Yogendran
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MScPl Student
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  • Food and agricultural systems planning
  • Equitable food systems
  • Community-based planning
  • Poverty reduction
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Email: melinda.yogendran@utoronto.ca

Phone: (604) 916-4599

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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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Phone: 514.268.8698

Email: mischa.young@mail.utoronto.ca

Office: Spatial Analysis of Urban Systems Lab (SAUSy), Sidney Smith, Room #608

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Michelle Zhong
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MScPl Student
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  • Urban sustainability
  • East and Southeast Asian cities
  • Community development
  • Urban migration
  • Economic globalization
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Phone: (778) 926 9709

Email: michelle.zhong@mail.utoronto.ca