Master of Science in Planning (MScPl) Current Issues Papers (CIP)
CIP Presentation Schedule March 2016:

All presentations in Sidney Smith Room 2125 unless otherwise indicated.

 ** Schedule updated 18 March**

Monday March 7th

1:00 – 2:00: Lia Milito – “Contextualizing the Role of Open Data in Facilitating Civic Participation: Strategic and Operational Lessons Learned in Toronto, Ontario”

2:00 – 3:00: Emily Macrae -“Apartment Tower Renewal in Toronto: What motivates private sector participation?”

Tuesday March 8th

10:00 – 11:00: Anna Melikian – “Exploring Tools for Parkland Planning and Dedication in Mississauga, Brampton and Markham”

2:00 – 3:00: Lillian D’Souza –“Revitalizing Commercial Retail on Main Streets: Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Canadian and American Cases”

Wednesday March 9th

3:00- 4:00: Jessica Krushnisky –“Unlocking density: Examining the implementation of second unit policies in Ontario”

6:00 – 7:00: Nicole Percival – “This is Grizzly country! Making space for large scale ecological corridors for wildlife movement in Alberta’s regional planning process”

Friday March 11th

10:00 – 11:00: Amina Menkad – “Space Reserved … Access Denied A Study of Toronto’s Non-Compliant Designated Accessible Parking”

12:00 – 1:00: Angus McNeill-Knowles – “Regeneration in Toronto: Guiding redevelopment along the Dupont Street corridor”

2:00 – 3:00: Corey Bialek – “The right to stay put? Investigating the zero displacement policy in Alexandra Park”

Monday March 14th

1:00 – 2:00: Natalie Corbo – “Planning for Equity in Transit-Adjacent Commercial Areas”

2:00 – 3:00: Stephanie Malcher –Chasing Equity: Investigating the Potential of Homeownership for Toronto’s Low-Income Households”

Tuesday March 15th

10:00 – 11:00: Carli Melo – “Enclaves of Capital in Myanmar: Urbanization and the Dawei Special Economic Zone”

2:00- 3:00: Rishab Mehan – “New High-Rise Family Housing: Directions, Choices, and Preferences for Toronto’s Market and Policies”

Wednesday March 16th

3:00 – 4:00: Meaghan Maund – “Planning Beyond the Boundary: Strategies for Managing Rouge National Urban Park in an Evolving Urban Environment”

5:00 – 6:00: Shareefah Rene – “Evaluating unplanned development strategies in Saint Lucia: a critical analysis of policy and planning” (SS, Rm 5107A)

6:00 – 7:00: Jonathan Bamforth – “Impacts of Financial Policies and Practices in a High-Growth Municipality”

Friday March 18th

11:00 – 12:00: Mercedes Sharpe Zayas – “Equity in the Time of Precarity: Inclusive Local Economy Projects in Toronto’s Neighbourhood Improvement Areas”

2:00 – 3:00: Maria Grandez – “Accessibility Benefits of the New LRT and Subway Transit Stations in the GTHA “ Rescheduled to Monday March 28th at 11:00 am in Rm 5017A

Monday March 21st

1:00 – 2:00: Adam Garcia – “The Interaction of Heritage Preservation and Affordable Housing in Toronto

2:00 -3:00: Matt Hilder – “Balancing the conversation: Towards more meaningful public participation in Toronto’s development review process”

Tuesday March 22nd

10:00 – 11:00: Frances Woo  – “Beyond the Building Code: Barriers and opportunities for Ontario municipalities to achieve more accessible housing” Cancelled, Rescheduling TBD

2:00 – 3:00: Farad Wahab – “Understanding and Analyzing the Potential Conflicts Between Pedestrians, Cyclists, and Motorists on Waterfront Toronto’s Newly Revitalized Queens Quay Boulevard”

Wednesday March 23rd

3:00 – 4:00: Giulia Ilacqua -“Lights, Camera, Action: Toronto’s Studio District as a Catalyst for Economic Development”

5:00 – 6:00:  Carolina Santos Del Rio – “Walking towards the next wall: the impact of gated communities on active transportation in Monterrey, Mexico” (SS Rm 5017A)

6:00 – 7:00: Nadine Oliver – “Marx to Market: Urban Form and Governance in Post-Communist Bucharest, Romania”

Monday March 28th

1:00 – 2:00: Kevin Chan – “Latent Demand for Cycling-Transit Integration at GO Train Stations in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area”

2:00 – 3:00: Stanley Woo –“Transit fare equity: Assessing social equity impacts of distance-based fare policies in Toronto, Canada”

Tuesday March 29th

10:00 – 11:00: Alexander Marques – “Fasten Your Greenbelts: Policy Considerations for Transportation Infrastructure Development in Ontario’s ‘Protected Countryside’”

2:00 – 3:00: Taralyn Prindiville – “Homelessness Reforms in Ontario: Strengths & Weaknesses of a Paradigm Shift Towards Prevention”

Monday April 4th

3:30-4:30: Andrew Picard – “A new road order? Cycle space in Berlin, Münster, and Toronto” (SS Rm 2124A)

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