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Urban and Regional Planning


Urban and Regional Planning


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Andrejs Skaburskis

B.Arch. (McGill), M.Arch., M.C.P., Ph.D. (U.C. Berkeley)

Contact Information

Office: Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 543
Telephone: (613) 533-6000 x 77059
Email: skabursk[@]

Curriculum Vitae (160KB)

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Andrejs Skaburskis is professor of city and regional planning at Queen's University where he teaches courses in land economics, housing policy and statistics. He is one of the Managing Editors of Urban Studies. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Architectural and Planning Research and is on the editorial boards of Housing Studies and The Open Journal of Urban Studies.� He started his professional career as an architect (B. Arch McGill 1966) working on large-scale projects in Montreal before doing graduate work at UC Berkeley. After finishing the Urban Design program leading to MArch and MCP degrees, Bill Alonso convinced him to enter the PhD program. While preparing for the qualifying exams in location theory and planning theory he completed the PhD sequence of courses in economic theory, public finance and econometrics. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 1976 with the American Institute of Planners award for "Outstanding Academic Ability". Andrejs started a consulting firm in Vancouver BC before returning to the academy in 1984. His research deals mostly with housing issues and his interests lie in the study of change in urban and regional spatial structure.

Research Interests

My primary research interest lies in exploring the changing structure of cities. Much of this work is carried out by studying housing markets. The work has mostly involved quantitative analysis but is now turning more toward thinking about concepts and borrowing from disciplines other than economics.