Academic Qualifications: 

Ph.D. (McMaster)

Date joined Lakehead: 
Aug, 2002
Research Interests: 

I explore ways of (re)configuring neighbourhoods and cities to better meet the principles of urban sustainability.  Recent projects include: the optimization of land use mix and residential intensification that suit sustainable community design; measuring the response of suburban residents to intensification through a Visual Preference Survey; and GIS-based applications in urban geography, planning and engineering.   My continuing interests are to refine ways of measuring and implementing more sustainable places at a variety of scales, considering the environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainability.  Samples of future projects include: the planning implications of school closures in northwestern Ontario; transportation challenges for moving locally produced goods; and further calibration of my land use diversity model using datasets from France. Students are encouraged to contact me about possibilities for graduate and undergraduate thesis projects.