Interview with Dr. Brian Doucet about the sustainability of our cities

Growing cities often come with a growing economic divide and disparities of resource access. How can we learn from other cities to work towards the sustainability of our own? In this episode, we featured Dr. Brian Doucet, Canada Research Chair in Urban Change and Social Inclusion in the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo. In our conversation, we spoke about why there’s a need for urban planning and research, learning from Detroit as an extreme example of economic divide, the Kitchener-Waterloo region as well as other regions throughout Ontario, the LRT and lot’s more.

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Brian Doucet is a Canada Research Chair in Urban Change and Social Inclusion in the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo. Originally from Toronto, he lived and worked in the Netherlands between 2004 and 2017, teaching urban geography at Utrecht University and Erasmus University College. His research critically examines processes of gentrification and neighbourhood change, with a focus on how people experience these changes within their own communities. His new research agenda is particularly focused on the relationship between transportation and neighbourhood change, specifically the impact of transit and cycling.

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