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C2: North American Research Cluster

Team Lead: Jan Nijman

Team Members:

Liette Gilbert
Roger Keil
Paul Knox
David Wilson

Jill Grant
Richard Harris
Rob Shields
Caroline Andrew
Julie-Anne Boudreau
Pierre Hamel
Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly
Jamie Peck
Elvin Wyly
Pierre Filion
Richard Milgrom
Byron Miller

Research Context, Methods and Goals:

Richard Walker(University of California-Berkeley), Elliot Siemiatycki (University of British Columbia) and Roger Keil (York University)

This group of researchers will investigate and write about contemporary form and meaning of the suburban in a range of North American cities. All cases are researched and written against the backdrop of the ‘classic’ perspective on suburbanization in North America as it was developed in the third quarter of the 20th century. This will be the main commonality of the cases and the backbone to this sub-project. The purpose of this cluster is to stretch, challenge, subvert, or modify conventional understanding of suburbanism, in that same North American context in which it originated. What is the present-day logic and meaning of suburbanization in North America?

 

Dissemination:

Gilbert, L. (2014) “Suburbanism in Mexico City: Where Formality and Informality Blur.” Presetned at 6th International Meeting of RECIM- Red Continental de Investigación sobre la Informalidad en las Metrópolis. Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Cuajimalpa. Mexico City. January 30-31, 2014.

Perrin, L. & Grant, J. (2014). “Planning for social diversity in the Canadian suburbs”. In: Plan Canada 54(1): 36-41

Perrin, L. & Grant, J. (2014). “Perspectives on mixing housing types in new suburbs.” In: Town Planning Review 85(3): 363-385

Nijman, J. (2013) “The American Suburb as Utopian Constellation.” In: Roger Keil (ed.), Suburban Constellations. Jovis: Berlin. pp. 159-167.

Andrew, C., Franovic, A. & Xu, T. (2013). “Public transit and the movement of new immigrant populations into suburban areas in Ottawa: What would equitable and inclusive public policy look like?” Paper presented at conference, A Suburban Revolution, Sept. 26-28, York University, Toronto, ON.

Gilbert, L. (2013) “Global Suburbanism or Subaltern Urbanism. A Suburban Revolution?” Presented at conference, A Suburban Revolution, Sept. 26-28, York University, Toronto, ON.

Miller, B. (2013) “A New Kind of Suburb? Interests, Contention and Comprise in the Planning of Calgary’s First Major Suburban Development Since the Passage of Calgary’s Sustainability-Focused Master Plan, Plan-It.” Presented at conference, A Suburban Revolution, Sept. 26-28, York University, Toronto, ON.

Grant, J. (2013). “Suburbs in transition. Interface: The future of the suburbs.” In: Planning Theory and Practice 14(3): 391-392.

Gonzalez, T. & Grant, J. (2013). “Living with density: from ‘chicken coops’ to livability.” In: Municipal World 123(11): 27-30.

Perrin, L. & Grant, J. (2013). “Planning theory and practice: Perspectives on the effects of mixing housing types on social interaction in the suburbs.” Paper presented at AESOP/ACSP Conference, July 15-19, 2013. Dublin, Ireland.

Keil, Roger. (2013). Los Angeles: From classic suburbia to the inverted city. Presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, February 24, 2013, New York City.

Grant, Jill L. & Scott, Daniel E. (2012). Complete communities, the Canadian dream and suburban aspirations. Presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, November 2012. Cincinnati, OH.

Grant, Jill L., Craswell, Heidi, Gonzalez, T. & Perrin, Leah. (2012). Trends in the suburbs: recent research findings. Presented at the Atlantic Planners Institute conference. May 3, 2012. Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Grant, Jill L., Craswell, Heidi & Perrin, Leah. (2012). “Planning Healthy Suburbs.” Plan Canada 52(4): 39-43.

Grant, Jill L. & Scott, Daniel E. (2012). “Complete communities, the Canadian Dream and Suburban Aspirations.” Canadian Journal of Urban Research: Canadian Planning and Policy. 21(1) Supplement: 132-157

Keil, Roger, Siemiatycki, Elliot, Peck, Jamie, Wyly, Elvin, Knox, Paul, Walker, Richard, & Nijman, Jan. (2012). Panel: North American Suburbanisms. February 24, 2012. Organized & chaired by Jan Nijman. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, February 24-28 2012. New York City, New York.

Keil, Roger (2012). “Los Angeles: From classic suburbia to the inverted city.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, February 24-28 2012. New York City, New York.

Keil, Roger. (2012). “Los Angeles: From classic suburbia to the inverted city.” Talk given at the Annual Research Day, Department of Geography, York University, February 10, 2012.

Knox, Paul.(2012). “Suburban social ecology: The new normal.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, February 24-28 2012. New York City, New York.

Perrin, L. (2012.) Who’s your neighbour? Exploring residents’ perspectives of social diversity and interaction in the Canadian suburbs. Master of Planning research project.

Roberts, J, & Harris, R. (2012). “Media representations of suburbs in Toronto from 1990-2012.”  Presented at the Canadian Association of Geographers, Ontario Divisions, Annual Meeting. Oct. 12-13, 2012. University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. Toronto, ON.

Nijman, Jan. (2012). “Miami’s suburbanization: To the Everglades and Back.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, February 24-28 2012. New York City, New York.

Miller, Byron. (2012).” Hyper-consumption hegemony and fiscal brakes: the politics of sprawl
in post-political Calgary”. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, February 24-28 2012. New York City, New York.

Peck, Jamie & Wyly, Elvin Elliott Siemiatycki (2012).”Vancouver’s suburban involution”. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, February 24-28 2012. New York City, New York.

Shields, Rob. (2012). Feral suburbs: cultural topologies of social reproduction, Fort McMurray, Canada. International journal of Cultural Studies, vol. 15(3), p. 205-215.

Walker, Richard (2012). Varieties of suburbia: The case of the San Francisco Bay area.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, February 24-28 2012. New York City, New York.

Andrew, Caroline, Ray, Brian, & Chiasson, Guy. (2011). Ottawa-Gatineau: Capital Formation, in L.S. Bourne, T.Hutton, R.Shearmur and J. Simmons (Eds.), Canadian Urban Regions: Trajectories of Growth and Change. Oxford University Press.

Keil, Roger. (2011). Suburbanization and Global Cities, in B. Derudder, M. Hoyler, P. J. Taylor, and F. Witlox (Eds.) International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities, London: Edward Elgar

Peck, Jamie. (2011). Neoliberal suburbanism: frontier space. Urban Geography, vol. 32(6). p. 884-919.

Wilson, David. (2011).  Deploying the Discursive Suburbia. Paper presented at the Research Committee  21, July 7-9 2012 Amsterdam, Netherlands.