I’m a Canadian planner, researcher and writer interested in urban issues: housing, immigration, transportation, growth management, and governance. Since 2012 I’ve been a researcher at the University of Amsterdam Department of Geography, Planning and International Development. I have worked in the areas of:
- Housing policy and research (Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver, BC Non-Profit Housing Association, Social Planning and Research Council of BC, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
- Transportation planning and research (University of Amsterdam, TransLink, Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
- Teaching (University of Amsterdam, University of British Columbia)
- Market research (Mustel Group)
The writing on my blog is largely informed by my experiences in Toronto, where I received my B.L.Arch from the University of Toronto, and Vancouver, where I received my M.A. and Ph.D. from the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP). I write regularly for online publications and in academic journals, and I’m editing a book of Canadian case studies in planning.