Sara Macdonald is the Coordinator of the City Institute and the Project Coordinator, MCRI “Global Suburbanisms” research project. Sara has her Master’s in Environmental Studies from York University and her research interests include urban and regional planning, suburban growth and development and greenbelts. She has been with the City Institute since 2006.
Students working at CITY:
Master of Environmental Studies, Planning
Cara’s research centers around the public space, urban activism, and affordable housing. Her interests in social and spatial justice guides her belief that cities must be planned and designed to be more inclusive and accessible to everyone.
Masters in Environmental Studies
Michael’s research is centred on urban transportation issues, with particular interest in suburban transportation patterns and sustainable and equitable transportation solutions. As an undergraduate student in the Bachelor of Environmental Studies, he was a peer mentor with the Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-Time Students and was active with the York University Mature Students Organization.He worked for over 11 years for the Learning Disabilities Association of Peel Region, a registered charitable organization based in Brampton, most recently as Associate Director. He was dedicated to helping individuals with learning disabilities and their families find the information, services and support they need.
Lucy’s research interests focuses on land use planning and policy in southern Ontario and the impacts that the shifting nature of work and leisure are having on processes of urbanization and spatial experience.
Masters in Environmental Studies, Planning
Fairoz’s research interests include urban and regional planning, transportation planning and global cities. Having received a an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from York University, she has returned to York University in order to examine various public transportation infrastructure and networks cities have adopted in response to unique geographic, historic and sociopolitical conditions.