Nathan Stewart, Human Geography PhD Student

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Home Campus:
U of T St. George

Economic Geography

Other Degrees:
B.A International Development - University of Guelph
MScPl Urban Planning - University of Toronto

Cross Appointments:
The Global Production Networks Research Lab (Hosted in the Richard Charles Lee Asian Pathways Research Lab)

Honours & Awards:
Edward Sorbara-Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Planning

Royal Bank Fellowship in Public and Economic Policy

Joseph Armand Bombardier Canadian Graduate Scholarship

Richard DiFrancesco
John Miron

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Research Interests:

  • Technological change and industrial organization
  • Adapting process tracing methods for human geography
  • Globalization and regional development in the knowledge economy
  • Global production networks, governance, and dependency theory
  • New economic geography and evolutionary economic geography
  • State theory

Teaching This Academic Year:

Course Instructor (2020)

  1. The Economy of Cities

Teaching Assistant (2017-2020):

  1. Urban Dynamics
  2. Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  3. Canadian Cities and Planning
  4. Real Estate and the City
  5. The Economy of Cities
  6. Regional Dynamics
  7. Planning Decision Methods II: Quantitative Methods
  8. Math Help Centre (Dept. of Geography and Planning)
  9. Planning and Governing the Metropolis
  10. Urban Landscapes and Planning
  11. Environment, Society, and Resources

Selected Publications:

Stewart, N. & Kearns, M. (2016). Security and planning. The Ontario Planning Journal.

Stewart, N. (2014). Geographies of displacement: Zones of exclusion and the neo-liberal degradation of urban competitiveness”. The Undercurrent 10(3):6-10.