This research was supported by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) through funding from the Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI): Global Suburbanisms: Governance, Land and Infrastructure in the 21st Century (2010-2017)
Sanathan comes to the University of Waterloo with an interesting background in the technology sector as a product manager. He believes that the principles he leveraged in his previous work can be adopted to planning such as; observation of human behaviour, identifying users’ needs, and business analysis. Sanathan became interested in planning through the elective courses he took during his business undergrad degree at Ryerson.
From a personal observation standpoint, he has noted several negative changes that have occurred in the “older suburb” neighbourhood of Toronto which he grew up in — and would like to research how these can be avoided, or better yet reversed, in future.