PhD, Planning

Nick RevingtonPrior Degrees

M.Sc. Geography, Urban & Environmental Studies, Concordia University, 2015
B.A. (Honours) Geography, University of Guelph, 2013

Planning Interests

  • Investment in the built environment
  • Role of universities in urban change and economic development
  • Housing affordability, gentrification, and related issues
  • Housing and the life course
  • Urban and regional development

Research Topic

My research explores private investment in off-campus student housing and its implications for urban change, as well as the role of planning therein.

Presentations/Publications/Professional Experience

  • Moos, M., Revington, N., Wilkin, T. and Andrey, J. (2018). The knowledge economy city: Gentrification, studentification and youthification, and their connections to universities. Urban Studies. Online first. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098017745235
  • Moos, M., Revington, N. and Wilkin, T. (2018). Is there Suitable Housing Near Work? The Impact of Housing Suitability on Commute Distances in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability 11(4), pp. 436-459. https://doi.org/10.1080/17549175.2018.1484793
  • Revington, N. (2018). Pathways and Processes: Reviewing the Role of Young Adults in Urban Structure. The Professional Geographer 70(1), pp. 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00330124.2017.1288574
  • Moos, M., Vinodrai, T., Revington, N. and Seasons, M. (2018). Planning for Mixed Use: Affordable for Whom? Journal of the American Planning Association 84(1), pp. 7-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/01944363.2017.1406315
  • Moos, M. and Revington, N. (2018). Will Millennials remain in the city? Residential mobility in post-industrial, post-modern, post-suburban America. In M. Moos, D. Pfeiffer and T. Vinodrai (eds.), The Millennial City: Trends, Implications, and Prospects for Urban Planning and Policy (pp. 183-199). New York: Routledge.
  • Moos, M., Prayitno, K. and Revington, N. (2018). I drive to work, sometimes: Motility capital and mode flexibility among young adult gentrifiers. In M. Moos, D. Pfeiffer and T. Vinodrai (eds.), The Millennial City: Trends, Implications, and Prospects for Urban Planning and Policy (pp. 229-249). New York: Routledge.
  • Revington, N. and Townsend, C. (2016). Market Rental Housing Affordability and Rapid Transit Catchments: Application of a New Measure in Canada. Housing Policy Debate 26(4-5), pp. 864-886. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10511482.2015.1096805
  • Revington, N. (2015). Gentrification, Transit and Land Use: Moving Beyond Neoclassical Theory. Geography Compass 9(3), pp. 152-163. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gec3.12203

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Revington, N. (2017). Pathways and Processes: Reviewing the Role of Young Adults in Urban Structure. The Professional Geographer. Online first. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00330124.2017.1288574
  • Revington, N. and Townsend, C. (2016). Market Rental Housing Affordability and Rapid Transit Catchments: Application of a New Measure in Canada. Housing Policy Debate 26(4-5), pp. 864-886. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10511482.2015.1096805
  • Revington, N. (2015). Gentrification, Transit and Land Use: Moving Beyond Neoclassical Theory. Geography Compass 9(3), pp. 152-163. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gec3.12203
    Book Chapters
  • Moos, M. and Revington, N. (forthcoming). Will Millennials remain in the city? Residential mobility in post-industrial, post-modern, post-suburban America. In M. Moos, D. Pfeiffer and T. Vinodrai (eds.), Millennial City: Trends, Implications, and Prospects for Urban Planning and Policy. New York: Routledge.
  • Moos, M., Prayitno, K. and Revington, N. (forthcoming). I drive to work, sometimes: Motility capital and mode flexibility among young adult gentrifiers. In M. Moos, D. Pfeiffer and T. Vinodrai (eds.), Millennial City: Trends, Implications, and Prospects for Urban Planning and Policy. New York: Routledge.
    Conference Presentations
  • Revington, N. and Ellis-Young, M. (2017). Illuminating the Shadows of the Metropolis: A Small-Cities Perspective on Planetary Urbanization. Paper presented at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Moos, M., Revington, N., Andrey, J. and Wilkin, T. (2016). The structure of the “knowledge economy” city: Considering the role of post-secondary institutions in shaping the geographies of gentrification, studentification and youthification. Paper presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning 56th Annual Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Revington, N. (2016). Rethinking the Geography of Small Cities: Planetary Urbanization’s Inflection Points. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Geographers Ontario Division Conference, Waterloo, ON.
  • Revington, N., Prayitno, K. and Moos, M. (2016). Millennial Mobilities: Differences in Young Adults’ Transportation Attitudes and Behaviours. Paper presented at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Revington, N. and Townsend, C. (2014). Rental Housing Affordability and Rapid Transit in “Unaffordable” Vancouver, Canada. Paper presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning 54th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
    Other Publications
  • Moos, M., Biglieri, S., Fan, A., Laycock, K., Quick, M. and Revington, N. (2016). Affordable by Design: Why does it cost so much to live downtown? And what can we do about it? [Teaching Resource]. School of Planning, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo. Available from: http://generationedcity.uwaterloo.ca/2016/05/19/teaching-resource/
  • Revington, N. (2016). Book review: The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobility: Driving Cities, Driving Inequality, Driving Politics, by Alan Walks (ed.). Urban Geography 37(5), pp. 803-804. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2016.1139403
  • Revington, N. (2015, November 12). North American cities aren’t just gentrifying, they’re youthifying as well. USAPP Blog. http://bit.ly/1QkaohD
  • Revington, N. (2014). Book review: The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City, by Alan Ehrenhalt. Canadian Journal of Urban Research 23(1), pp. 100-102.

Of Note

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2015
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2016 [Declined for CGS-Doctoral]
  • J.-A. Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) – Doctoral, 2016 - 2019

At the University of Waterloo

  • Director, Graduate Students Association (GSA)
  • PhD Representative (Interim), Association of Graduate Planners (AGP)
  • Brown Bag Lunch Coordinator, Association of Graduate Planners, 2015-2016
  • Environment Faculty Council Representative, Association of Graduate Planners, 2015-2016
  • Teaching Assistant for PLAN 261: Urban and Metropolitan Planning and Development, Winter 2016

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