Lucy Lynch

Title/Position: Project Coordinator
MCRI Global Suburbanisms, Faculty of Environmental Studies
 Master’s in Environmental Studies, York University and Bachelor's in Art History, University of British Columbia

MCRI Involvement: Research and Dissemination Assistant and B4: Boundaries Research Assistant (2015-2016)


Lucy Lynch is the Project Coordinator of the MCRI “Global Suburbanisms” project. Lucy worked as a research and graduate assistant on the MCRI B4:Boundaries project while completing her MES degree.

Research Interests:

Urban political ecology, ecological modernization, infrastructure and green infrastructure, ecosystem services and natural capital, greenbelts, tourism, growth policies, governance, and land trusts.

Publications & Presentations:  

Macdonald, Sara and Lynch, Lucy. (In preparation). “‘Greenfrastructure’: The Ontario Greenbelt as urban boundary?” Filion, Pierre (ed.) Global Suburban Infrastructure. University of Toronto Press.

 “Escape the urban for the rurban: new tourist developments in Toronto’s rural periphery” at Planning the Rurban International Workshop. Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, London, UK. (October 7, 2016).

“Beyond the Greenbelt: Saving Lake Simcoe” at “Blue-Green Boundaries in a Suburbanizing World” Workshop. FACE-UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (February 28 – March 1, 2016).