All FES professors teach and advise planning students but here are a few you might meet.

A complete list can be found here.

Professor Jennifer J. Foster, MCIP, RPP

Professor, Urban Ecologies Certificate Coordinator

Email: jfoster@yorku.ca

Professor Foster recently completed the Critical Planning Workshop and is now working with community groups and a local high school in order to continue the projects that began within the Critical Planning Workshop. The work completed in the course researched how the Line 9 proposal which was submitted by Enbridge Gas in order to reverse the flow of a intra-provincial pipeline and Brownfields affect and interact with the community of Jane and Finch.

Professor Foster is also the lead researcher for Land|Slide Possible Futures. Land|Slide is a groundbreaking large-scale public art exhibition which responds to a world in transition where the past, present and future collide. The landscape of Markham will be transformed by the work of over 30 national and international artists to explore themes of multiculturalism, sustainability, and community (LandSlide)

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Liette Gilbert, MCIP, RPP

Professor

Email: gilbertl@yorku.ca

Professor Gilbert two main areas of research are immigration, multiculturalism and citizenship as well as urban and environmental politics. Professor Gilbert examines the struggle and roll of the marginalized people within the conventional urban development process. She is also a co- contributor to the book titled The Oak Ridges Moraine Battles: Development, Sprawl and Nature Conservation in the Toronto Region.

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Professor Roger H. Keil

Professor and Director, The City Institute at York University

Email: rkeil@yorku.ca

Professor Keil recently completed the Global Suburbanism Conference and Round Table in September 2013.  This research project began in 2010 and will extend to 2017. Professor Keil is the principal investigator on a team of 50 researchers, and many organizations. This research paper is the first to take stock of suburban landscapes around the world in order to change the dialogue surrounding urban life.

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Stefan Kipfer, MCIP, RPP

Associate Professor

Email: kipfer@yorku.ca

Professor Kipfer recently completed a co-edited collection which looked at the works of Antonio Gramsci titled Nature, Space, Politics. It is the first book of its kind as it shows the geographical scope of Gransci’s work and the implications it has for social and political ecology. Professor Kipfer’s research also consists of topics such as theories of society, politics and urbanization, Comparative urban politics and planning, Urban social movements and restructuring, ‘Colonization’, racialization and urbanization in post-colonial times, Sub/ex/urbanization, territorial relations and regional planning as well as Public housing.

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Professor Ute A. Lehrer

Associate Professor

Email: lehrer@yorku.ca

Professor Lehrer is currently completing research as the principal investigator on “Suburban identities in the global city between competition and cooperation: Toronto and Frankfurt.” She is also completing research pertaining to condo development in Toronto.

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Professor Peter R. Mulvihill, MCIP, RPP

Associate Professor

Email: prm@yorku.ca

Professor Mulvihill is currently a co- author on a book titled Fringe/Alternative Approaches to Environmental Management. The majority of Professor Mulvihill’s research includes topics such as Emerging or fringe approaches to environmental assessment, mega-development in Northern Canada, Scenario development, as well as Environmental and sustainability thought.

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Professor Barbara Rahder, FCIP, RPP

Professor, PhD Program Coordinator

Email: rahder@yorku.ca

Professor Rahder is currently co-editing a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Urban Research coming out in July based on her Social Science and Humanities Research Council research on Social Sustainability, Diversity and Public Space in Canadian Cities. She has traveled extensively, returning to Sri Lanka for the third time to teach Planning Theory to graduate students at the University of Moratuwa.

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Laura E. Taylor, MCIP, RPP

Associate Professor, MES/Planning Program Coordinator

Email: taylorL9@yorku.ca

Professor Taylor’s areas of academic Interest include the nature of politics in urban and regional planning, exurban and suburban studies, and cultural landscape studies. Her major research projects include the study of exurbia in Ontario, interdisciplinary collaboration on the study of exurbia globally, the study of nature and landscape in the Mayor of Toronto’s tower renewal initiative, and finally planning for near-urban agriculture. Professor Taylor has currently completed a book titled Landscape and the Ideology of Nature in Exurbia: Green Sprawl. This book explores the role of nature within the culture of suburban and city form landscapes.

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Professor Peter Victor

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Email : pvictor@yorku.ca

Professor Victor’s work is at the forefront of ecological economics.  Most recently he has been inducted into the club of Rome and has co-authored The Green Economy at the Community Scale with Tim Jackson for the Metcalf Foundation. The book`s website can be found here: http://metcalffoundation.com/publications-resources/view/green-economy/. His book Managing Without Growth: Slower by Design Not Disaster provides a digestible and enjoyable explanation of the need and benefits of developed countries moving towards no growth economic systems.  As the first President of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) he was integral to their conference Sustaining the Commons: Ideas and Actions for a Green Economy at being hosted at York University, from October 31 to November 2, 2013. His academic interests are founded in topics such as sustainability, ecological economics and environmental policy.  Professor Victor’s personal website can be found here.

Mark S. Winfield

Associate Professor

Co-Chair, Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) 

Email: marksw@yorku.ca

Mark Winfield is the Co-Chair of the Faculty’s Sustainable Energy Initiative, and Coordinator of the Joint Master of Environmental Studies/Juris Doctor program offered in conjunction with Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to joining York University Professor Winfield was Program Director with the Pembina Institute and prior to that Director of Research with the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy. He has published articles, book chapters and reports on a wide range of environmental, energy and planning law and policy topics. His new book, Blue-Green Province: The Environment and Political Economy of Ontario was published by UBC Press in 2012.

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Professor Martin Bunch

MartinBunchAssociate Professor, Associate Dean Research

Email : bunchmj@yorku.ca

Professor Martin Bunch research consists of web-distributed GIS; ecosystem approaches; problems of developing area cities (particularly in India); adaptive management; urban development; urban environmental management; complex systems; systems approaches to problem solving. Currently, Professor Bunch is working with with F. Montoya-Greenheck, IDRC Canadian Partnerships Small Grants to complete research entitled – Building ecological connectivity and human well-being in the Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor, Costa Rica: Scenarios and tools for socio-ecological systems.

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