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.
Lucy Lynch is the Research and Dissemination Assistant on the MCRI “Global Suburbanisms” project. She completed her Master’s in Environmental Studies at York University in 2016 where she focused on the Greater Golden Horseshoe Greenbelt, leapfrog development, and urbanization pressures facing Lake Simcoe. Lucy’s interests include urban development, growth policies, infrastructure and governance.
Cara Chellew is a Research Administrator for the MCRI “Global Suburbanisms” research project at York University. Cara is a graduate from the Master of
Environmental Studies program in urban planning at York University. Her research focuses on the design, regulation, and politics of public space. She is a co-editor of the March/ April 2017 issue of the Ontario Planning Journal entitled, “The Future of Planning.”
Zoi is a Master’s student in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, in the Urban Planning stream. Her research focuses on relationships between nature and mental health, the political ecology of urban park creation, accessible and equitable urban design, and the social productions of public space.
Monica Krista De Vera
Monica recently completed her undergrad at the University of Toronto in Environmental Studies and Philosophy. She is currently doing her Masters of Environmental Studies at York University in the Planning stream. Her interests include municipal governance, globalization and urban-regional planning.