School of

Urban and Regional Planning

SCHOOL OF

Urban and Regional Planning

 

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Faculty Research Projects

SURP faculty obtain external funding for a variety of research projects. Faculty members are remarkably successful in securing SSHRCC funding as well as Canadian International Development Agency projects. Moreover, two professional programs, the National Executive Forum on Public Property and the Executive Seminars on Corporate and Investment Real Estate, also generated research funding on professional practice. Faculty research projects help to create student employment and report/thesis projects. The Table below outlines research projects undertaken by faculty members.

 

Title of Research Project

Tenure

Faculty

Granting Agency

Healthier Built Environments Ontario

2013-2016

Patricia Collins

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Fostering Innovations in Intercultural, Corporate-Indigenous Relations and Mine Restoration

2013-2016

Leela Viswanathan, Graham Whitelaw

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

Examining media discourses on municipalities’ roles in addressing household food insecurity

2013-2014

Patricia Collins

SARC

National Capital Heritage Applications

2013

David Gordon

National Capital Commission

 

 

 

 

Examining Integrated Community Sustainability Planning by Municipalities from an Organizational Learning Perspective

2012-2014

Patricia Collins, Graham Whitelaw

SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Exploring Social Innovation as a Contributor to Social-Ecological Resilience and Sustainability in Environmental Management

2012-2014

Graham Whitelaw

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

 

 

 

 

A critical and comprehensive pan-Canadian analysis of the prescriptions, scope, impacts, and costs of municipal-level interventions to reduce household food insecurity

2012-2013

Patricia Collins

CIHR Programmatic Grant Development Funds

Examining Integrated Community Sustainability Planning from an Organizational Learning Perspective

2012-2013

Patricia Collins; Graham Whitelaw

SARC

Impact and Benefit Agreements as Private Environmental Governance Schemes

2012-2013

Graham Whitelaw

SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Decolonizing Planning Knowledge and Practices

2011-2013 

Leela Viswanathan, Graham Whitelaw

SSHRC Insight Development Grant

The Balance Between Gentrification and Filtering In Toronto’s Inner-City & Older Suburbs

2011-2014

Andrejs Skaburskis

SSHRC

How Do Transit Supportive Land Use Policies Impact Urban Form?

2011-2012

Ajay Agarwal

SARC

Public Transit and Urban Form: Evidence from the Toronto Region

2010-2011

Ajay Agarwal

SARC

Criteria for Determining Municipal Boundaries and Categorisation of Metropolitan Municipalities in South Africa

2010

John Meligrana

Municipal Demarcation Board, Government of South Africa

Study on the Reconstruction of Ancient Urban Area and the Protection and Inheritance of Islamic Culture in Xi’an, China

2009-2011

John Meligrana

Canadian International Development Agency/Agriteam Canada Consulting

The Greening of Office Buildings: The Influence of Tenant Perceptions and Preferences on Building Owner Decision Making.

2008-2009

John Andrew

Real Property Association of Canada

Suburban Nation: Estimating the size and policy implications of Canada's suburban population

2008-2011

David Gordon

SSHRC

Spatial restructuring of Canada's largest cities and the redistribution consequences

2007-2011

Andrejs Skaburskis

SSHRC – Standard Research Grant

Use of Traditional Environmental Knowledge and Western Science as Complimentary Forms of Knowledge

2007-2010

Graham Whitelaw

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Aboriginal Research Grant Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Aboriginal Research Grant

Land Use Planning in the Muskegowuk Territory: Application of Theory and Practice to Address Resource Development and Capacity-enhancement Needs at the Regional and Community Level

2007-2009

Graham Whitelaw

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Aboriginal Research Grant Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Aboriginal Research Grant

Extending Models and Practice of Strategic Environmental Assessment through Research Application in the Regional Municipality of York, Ontario

2006-2008

Graham Whitelaw

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Research Program

Capacity Building in Fort Albany First Nation: Traditional Territories, Environmental Impact Assessment and Community-based Monitoring as Related to Resource Development in the Mushkegowuk Territory

2006-2008

Graham Whitelaw

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Aboriginal Research Grant Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Aboriginal Research Grant

Lessons From Planning Canada's Capital: 1800-2000

2005-2008

David Gordon

SSHRC

Exploring Methods of Public Participation in Urban Planning and Development in China

2005-2009

John Meligrana

SSHRC - Standard Research Grant

Bringing Nature Back to Ontario Cities

2005

John Meligrana

SSHRC - Community University Research Alliance LOI Grant

Housing poverty in rich countries

2004-2007

Andrejs Skaburskis

SSHRC – Standard Research Grant

Investigating New Trends in Public Participation in Land Use Planning in China

2004-2005

John Meligrana

SSHRC - Research Development Initiative Grant

Research on Policy Adjustment and Implementation for Sustainable and Utilizable Land Resources of Yunnan Province

2004-2005

John Meligrana

Canadian International Development Agency - Public Policy Options Program

Sustainable and Utilizable Land Resources of Yunnan Province, China

2004

Hok-Lin Leung and John Meligrana

Canadian International Development Agency

Development of an Eco-environmental Protection Oriented Land Use Framework for China's Western Region

2003-2004

John Meligrana

Canadian International Development Agency - Public Policy Options Program
Conference Board of Canada

Land Use Policy Framework for China's West (Urbanization and Environmental Protection)

2003

Hok-Lin Leung

Canadian International Development Agency

Canada's Capital in an International Comparative Perspective

2002-2005

David Gordon

SSHRC

Changing employment prospects, gender differences, household formation trends and the future characteristics of Canadian cities

2001-2004

Andrejs Skaburskis

SSHRC – Standard Research Grant

Canada-US Connections in National Capital Planning

2001-2002

David Gordon

Canada-US Fulbright

Training and Research on Financing of China's Mining Industry

2001

Hok-Lin Leung

Canadian International Development Agency

Study of Legal/Institutional Environment Encouraging to Foreign Investment in Mineral Exploration and Development in China

1999

Hok-Lin Leung

Canadian International Development Agency

Supply adjustment in low rent housing

1998-2001

Andrejs Skaburskis

SSHRC – Standard Research Grant

Building Canada's Capital

1998-2001

David Gordon

SSHRC

Writing Women into Canadian Planning History: An Historiography of the Community Planning Association of Canada

1997-2000

Sue Hendler

SSHRC – Standard Research Grant