Associate Professor

John L. Lewis.Degrees

Ph.D. Landscape Planning, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2006

M.Sc. Landscape Planning, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2000

M.Pl. Urban and Regional Planning, Queen's University, Canada, 1996

B.A. Honours Political Studies, Queen's University, Canada, 1990


Contact information
519-888-4567 ext. 43185
Location: EV3 3317

Research interests

  • Landscape and urban design
  • Environmental perception and preferences
  • Accessible planning and design
  • Age friendly communities
  • Community participation and engagement
  • Computer-based environmental visualization

Research grants/projects

  • AcesSim: A virtual environment tool for accessible environmental design and assessment
    • Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • Planning for landscape change in the urban field: an interactive visualization approach
    • Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • Cognition and the built environment: an examination of the wayfinding abilities and requirements of people with alzheimer's disease in the urban environment
    • Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
  • Determinants of simulation bias in landscape planning and design
    • Funded by: Industrial Research Grant
  • Accessibility in environmental planning and design: A problem-based learning approach
    • Funded by: Learning Initiatives Fund

Contact John Lewis for more information on research opportunities.

Graduate student supervision

  Number of students currently supervising/co-supervising Total number of student supervisions/co-supervisions
Masters 9 2
PhD 1 5

Selected publications

  • Lewis, J.  Submitted.  It's About the People…: Seniors' Perspectives on Age-Friendly Communities.  Submitted to Urban Studies.
  • Lewis, J.   In Press.  More Art than Science: the Sources and Effects of Stylistic Variation in Visualization for Planning and Design.  Environment and Planning B.
  • Lewis, J.  2011.  Interethnic Preferences for Landscape Change: A Comparison of First Nations and Euro-Canadian Residents.  Landscape Journal.  29(2): 215-231.
  • Lewis, J.  2010.  Student Attitudes Toward Impairment: an assessment of active and passive learning methods in urban planning education.  Teaching in Higher Education.  15(2): 187-198.
  • Lewis, J.L.  2009.  Student Attitudes Toward Impairment and Accessibility: an Evaluation of Awareness Training for UrbanPlanning Students. Vocations and Learning. 2(2): 109-125.
  • Lewis, J.L.  2008.  Contemporary Reflections on Changing Landscape Structure in the Pacific Northwest.  In, A. Lawrence (Ed.), Taking Stock of Nature: participatory biodiversity assessment for policy planning and practice.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 36 pp.
  • Lewis, J. L.  2007.  Perceptions of Landscape Change in a Rural British Columbia Community. Landscape and Urban Planning.  85(1): 49-59.
  • Lewis, J.L. and Sheppard, S.R.J.  2006.  Culture and Communication: can landscape visualization improve forest management consultation with indigenous communities?  Landscape and Urban Planning.  77(3): 291-313.
  • Lewis, J.L. and Sheppard, S.R.J.   2005.  Ancient values, new challenges: indigenous spiritual perceptions of landscapes and forest management.
  • Sheppard, S.R.J., Lewis, J.L. and Akai, C.  2004.  Landscape Visualization: an extension guide for First Nations and Rural Communities.  Edmonton, AB: Sustainable Forest Management Network.

Courses taught

University of Waterloo

Profiles by type

Research in Planning

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