Planning emphasizes an integrated approach that encompasses urban policy and community development, international development, environmental and natural resources, urban design, and planning processes and methods.


Faculty Members

Name Research Interests
Angeles, Leonora Gender analysis, gender mainstreaming and other gender planning related tools, including feminist critiques and perspectives on the intergration of gender and other social axes of difference and diversity in community planning and international development work
Bigazzi, Alexander York Transportation Systems; active transportation; bicycles; Air quality; motor vehicle emissions; travel behaviour
Campbell, Heather how ethical values can be incorporated into public policy relating to city and regional planning; how academics can work more effectively with non-academics to enhance the relevance of research; how academics can work more effectively with non-academics to enhance impact of research
Chang, Stephanie All other social sciences, n.e.c.; natural disasters; risk; resilience; climate change adaptation; infrastructure systems; earthquakes; coastal hazards
Frank, Lawrence health and environmental impacts of transportation and urban planning (land use) decisions. transportation, transit, public health, sustainability, sprawl, neighbourhood walkability, physical activity, urban planning, Sustainable transportation
Gurstein, Penelope Housing
Honey-Roses, Jordi Land use and environmental planning; Experimental Methods; Water; Public Space; Environmental Planning
Leaf, Michael urbanization and social change in Third World countries, particularly southeast Asia and China, Analysis and planning for societies in the midsts of their urban transitions, with particular attention to cases in Asia, Infrastructure and urban environments in developing countries
Low, Margaret Indigenous sovereignty; Reconciliation; Indigenous community planning
Sandercock, Leonie multiculturalism and cities, urban policy, integration of immigrants, cross-cultural planning, First Nations collaborative community planning
Senbel, Maged Urban design, environmental planning, climate change planning, public engagement, urban agriculture, multi-media, social media and youth engagement
Stevens, Mark evaluating the effectiveness of local and regional government land use planning efforts, with a goal of producing new knowledge that can help communities anticipate and adapt to changes according to the principles of sustainable development; plan-making and implementation, growth management, natural hazard mitigation, and legal issues in planning; (1) a study of municipal climate change planning in BC, (2) a meta-analysis of environmental policy adoption, (3) a plan evaluation study of award-winning plans, and (4) a study on the content and delivery of quantitative methods courses in urban planning programs
Tran, Martino systems science, predictive modelling and simulation for understanding and tackling societal challenges in energy and sustainability