I’m an urban planner, researcher and writer interested in housing, immigration, public transit, growth management, urban governance and other issues influencing cities. I am currently a researcher at the University of Amsterdam Department of Geography, Planning and International Development. I’ve also lived and worked in Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto, Sudbury, Anchorage, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and both Londons (only people from Ontario will get that one!) My work includes:
- Teaching (University of Amsterdam, University of British Columbia)
- 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)
- Market research (Mustel Group)
I have written for the mainstream media and academic journals, and currently I’m editing a book featuring planning case studies in Canada. Much of the writing on my blog is 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).