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)
Tristan Wilkin is a master’s student in Planning at the University of Waterloo. She has a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics from Acadia University and a BES in Geography and Environmental Management from the University of Waterloo. Before returning to school for Planning she worked as a Business Analyst in the insurance industry. She is also a member of the Compass Kitchener Advisory Committee whose mandate is to engage citizens in building a positive community identity. One passion of Tristan’s is visiting and exploring new cities to see what makes them unique and vibrant. Tristan lives in Kitchener with her husband and two kids and spends her free time exploring the parks and trails of her community with her family.