This research is supported by the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and the University of Waterloo School of Planning.
Markus Moos is a Registered Professional Planner and Associate Professor in the School of Planning, Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. Professor Moos’ research is on the changing economy and social structure of cities, particularly generational change, Millennials and the youthification of central cities. His most recent work has examined the factors shaping Canada’s housing markets, the changing characteristics of our suburbs, and the affordability, sustainability and equity implications of present-day societal and urban change.
Tara Vinodrai is an Associate Professor in Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo. At the core of her research program is a concern with understanding and theorizing the dynamics of contemporary economic change and the emerging and evolving geographies of the knowledge-based economy. Her research is highly interdisciplinary in scope drawing on the social sciences, and innovation, organizational and management studies.
Pierre Filion is a professor in the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo. His research projects have dealt with the relationship between transportation and land use, and with the impact of societal change on cities with a particular focus on values, the economy and institutions. More specific areas of research include downtowns, the changing structure of metropolitan regions and suburban centres.
Nick Revington is a PhD candidate in the School of Planning. His research explores the relationships between young adults’ housing, employment, and debt in Canadian cities, including broader implications for urban change and the economy. His thesis explores the political economy of the growing off-campus student housing market, and linkages among studentification, youthification, and gentrification.
Transit experiences of young adults living in Toronto's high-rise suburbs