• Martine August

    School of Planning

    Dr. Martine August is an Assistant Professor in the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on the political economy of housing and the pursuit of urban social justice, exploring themes related to gentrification, displacement, community organizing, public housing redevelopment, and the politics of social mix.

  • Experienced community developer with a history in Nonprofit Organization Management, Affordable Housing and Community Land Trust (CLT) development. Skilled in Community Planning, Strategic Planning, Affordable Housing and Policy Analysis. MS. Critical Urbanism: Design and Urban Ecologies, The New School (NYC).

  • Susannah Bunce

    Department of Human Geography

    Dr. Bunce's research centres on the role of sustainability in the context of spatial planning, development, and redevelopment practices in urban communities and neighbourhoods.

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    Cheryll specializes in a human rights approach to urban planning. Her methods drive collaborative processes that mend relationships between various stakeholders within the community, non-profit, private, and public sectors.

  • Tom Davidoff

    Sauder School of Business

    Tom Davidoff is an associate professor in the Real Estate and Strategy and Business Ecomics groups at the Sauder School of Business, UBC. Prior to joining UBC, Davidoff obtained degrees from Harvard, Princeton, and MIT, and worked in real estate development in Brooklyn and as an assistant professor at UC Berkeley.

  • Alexandra Flynn

    Peter A. Allard School of Law

    Professor Flynn’s teaching and research focuses on municipal law and governance, administrative law, property law, and experiential education.

  • Joshua Gordon

    School of Public Policy

    Josh Gordon is an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy. He completed his PhD in Political Science at the University of Toronto in 2012 and joined the School in August of 2014.

  • Penny Gurstein

    School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP)

    Dr. Penny Gurstein is Professor and immediate past Director of the School of Community and Regional Planning and the Centre for Human Settlements at UBC. She specializes in the socio-cultural aspects of community planning with particular emphasis on those who are the most marginalized in planning processes.

  • Lu Han

    Rotman School of Management

    Lu Han is Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy and the Premier’s Research Chair in Productivity and Competitiveness at Rotman. She is a Chief Scientist at the Behavioral Economics in Action (BEAR), a Research Fellow at the Centre for Real Estate and Urban Economics and a Weimer Fellow at the Homer Hoyt Institute.  She currently serves on th

  • Julia Harten

    School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP)

    Julia Harten is an Assistant Professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning. In her work, she leverages innovative data strategies for the study of housing and socio-spatial inequality, focusing on the housing strategies of marginalized people and the role of cities and housing for social mobility.

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    Zachary Hyde

    Department of Human Geography

    Zachary is an urban geographer and sociologist who studies city governance, housing and development. Across his research projects, he looks at how the dynamics of capitalism play out on the ground through political struggles over the built environment, the meanings and ideas of social actors, and the histories and institutions of cities.

  • Craig Jones

    Craig E. Jones

    Department of Geography

    Dr. Craig E. Jones received his Ph.D. from the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia and is currently the research coordinator for the UBC Housing Research Collaborative.

  • Paul Kershaw

    School of Population and Public Health (SPP)

    Dr. Paul Kershaw is a tenured University of BC professor, public speaker, regular media contributor and Founder of Generation Squeeze – a voice for younger Canadians in politics and the market supported by cutting-edge research.

  • Amy T. Khare

    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Amy Khare’s research focuses on urban poverty and inequality, with an emphasis on community development, housing and politics. She is particularly interested in strategies that promote inclusion, equity and justice within cities and communities.

  • Nemoy Lewis

    School of Urban and Regional Planning

    Nemoy Lewis is an assistant professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning. He received his PhD in human geography from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Lewis earned both his undergraduate and master’s degrees in geography at the University of Toronto.

  • Nik Luka

    Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture

    Dr. Luka's interests in both research and professional practice encompass major themes that are familiar to most architects, landscape architects, planners, and geographers: housing, infrastructure, public space, cultural landscapes, urban design, and deliberative democracy.

  • Julie Mah

    Julie Mah

    Department of Human Geography

    Julie Mah is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough in the Department of Human Geography – City Studies Program.

  • Markus Moos

    School of Planning

    Dr. Markus Moos is a Registered Professional Planner and Associate Professor in the School of Planning, Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. He holds a Ph.D.

  • Maged Senbel

    School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP)

    Maged Senbel's research focuses on public engagement in long term neighbourhood planning. He strives to make planning more accessible to both expert and non-expert audiences.

  • David Wachsmuth

    School of Urban Planning

    David Wachsmuth is the Canada Research Chair in Urban Governance at McGill University, where he is also an Assistant Professor in the School of Urban Planning and an Associate Member in the Department of Geography.

  • Alan Walks

    Department of Geography and Planning

    Alan Walks’ research is concerned with understanding the causes and consequences of urban social and political inequality in the cities of the developed world, particularly those in Canada.

  • Elvin Wyly

    Department of Geography

    He studies the relations between market processes and state policy in producing and reinforcing urban social inequalities. His approach blends elements of critical social theory, legal and policy analysis, and multivariate quantitative methods designed to engage state and corporate institutions on their own terrain, with their own data.

  • Andy Yan

    The City Program

    Born and raised in Vancouver, Andy Yan has extensively worked in the non-profit and private urban planning sectors with projects in the metropolitan regions of Vancouver, San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles and New Orleans.

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