C2: North American Research Cluster- Dissemination

Publications and Other Dissemination

Gilbert, L. (forthcoming). Mexico City: Elusive suburbs, ubiquitous peripheries. In J. Nijman (ed.) The Life of North American Suburbs. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Grant, J.L. (forthcoming). Contested spaces: Suburban development in Halifax and other mid-sized Canadian cities. In J. Nijman (ed.) The Life of North American Suburbs. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Siemiatycki, E., Peck, J. & Wyly, E. (forthcoming). Vancouverism as suburbanism. In J. Nijman (ed.) The Life of North American Suburbs. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.


Grant, J.L., Filion, P. & Low, S. (2019). Path dependencies that limit suburban intensification in mid-sized cities. Canadian Geographer. 63 (2): 240-253.


Belec, J., Harris, R. & Rose, G. (2018). The federal impact on early postwar suburbanization. Housing Policy Debate. DOI: 10.1080/10511482.2018.1474124

Filion, P. (2018). The Morphology of Dispersed Suburbanism: The Land Use Patterns of the Dominant North American Urban Form. In R. Harris & U. Lehrer (eds.) The Suburban Land Question: A global survey. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Grant, J.L. (2018). Factors affecting development patterns in the suburbs of small to mid-sized Canadian cities. In R. Harris & U. Lehrer (eds.) The Suburban Land Question: A global survey. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 191-213.

Filion, P. & Grant, J.L. (2018).  The impact of generational change on cities. In M. Moos, D. Pfeiffer, and T. Vinodrai (eds.) The Millennial City: Trends, implications, and prospects for urban planning and policy. London: Routledge, pp 14-2


Shanks, A., Coates, V. & Harris, R. (2017). Doubts about ‘suburbs’ in Canada. In R. Harris & C. Vorms (eds.) What’s in a Name? Talking about Urban Peripheries. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 89-111.


Gilbert, L.,  Boudreau, J-A. &  Labbé, D. (2016). Uneven state formalization on peri-urban housing production in Hanoi and Mexico City: Comparative reflections from the global South. Environment and Planning A. 48(12): 2382-2401.

Gilbert, L.,  Khosla, P. & de Jong, F. (2016). Precarization and Urban Growth in Metropolitan Mexico City. Especialidades: Revista de temas contemporaneous sobre lugares, politica y cultural. 6(6): 5-32.


Gilbert, L., & De Jong, F. (2015). Entanglements of periphery and informality in Mexico City. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 39(3): 518-532.

Nijman, J. (2015). North American suburbia in flux. Environment and Planning A. 47(1): 3–9.

Brewer, K. & Grant, J.L. (2015). Seeking density and mix in the suburbs: Challenges for mid-sized cities. Planning Theory and Practice. 16 (2): 151-168.

Grant, J.L. & Filion, P. (2015). Emerging urban forms in the Canadian city. In P. Filion, M. Moos, T. Vinodrai & R. Walker (eds.) Canadian Cities in Transition: Perspectives for an Urban Age. Fifth Edition, Oxford University Press, pp. 288-304.

Walker R. & Schafran A. (2015). The strange case of the Bay Area. Environment and Planning A. 47(1): 10–29.

Harris R. (2015). Using Toronto to explore three suburban stereotypes, and vice versa. Environment and Planning A. 47(1): 30–49.

Wei F. & Knox P. L. (2015). Spatial transformation of metropolitan cities. Environment and Planning A. 47(1): 50–68.

Nijman J. & Clery T. (2015). Rethinking suburbia: A case study of metropolitan Miami. Environment and Planning A. 47(1): 69–88.

Knox, P. L. (2015). London: Architecture, Building, and Social Change. London and New York: Merrell.


Knox, P. L. (ed.) (2014). Atlas of Cities. New York: Princeton University Press.

Wei F. & Knox, P. L. (2014). Neighborhood Change in Metropolitan America, 1990 to 2010. Urban Affairs Review, 50(4): 459-489.

Clery, T. & Nijman, J. (2014). The United States: Suburban imaginaries and metropolitan realities. In P. Hamel, P. & R. Keil (eds.) Suburban Governance: A Global View. University of Toronto Press: Toronto.

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

Peck J., Siemiatycki E. & Wyly E. (2014). Vancouver’s suburban involution. City. 18 (4-5): 386-415.

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


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

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

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


Grant, J.L., Craswell, H. & Perrin, L. (2012). Planning Healthy Suburbs. Plan Canada, 52(4): 39-43.

Grant, J.L. & Scott, D. (2012). Complete communities, the Canadian Dream and Suburban Aspirations. Canadian Journal of Urban Research: Canadian Planning and Policy. 21(1): 132-157

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


Andrew, C., Ray, B. & Chiasson, G. (2011). Ottawa-Gatineau: Capital Formation. In L.S. Bourne, T. Hutton, R. Shearmur, & J. Simmons (eds.), Canadian Urban Regions: Trajectories of Growth and Change. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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

Peck, J. (2011). Neoliberal suburbanism: Frontier space. Urban Geography. 32(6): 884-919.

Other Dissemination

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