Ph.D. Planning, University of Toronto, Canada, 2014
M.Sc.Pl., Planning, University of Toronto, Canada, 2007
B.A. (4-year), Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg, Canada, 2004
B.Sc., Physics, University of Winnipeg, Canada, 2002
519-888-4567 ext. 43066
Location: EV3 3217
Social Media: @Martine_August
- Planning and Social Justice
- Political Economy of Housing
- Gentrification, Displacement, and Neighbourhood Change
- Urban Redevelopment and the Politics of Social Mix
- Inequality, Poverty, Urban Marginality
- Community Organizing, Resistance, and the Right to the City
- Financialization of Housing and Neighbourhoods
- Social Policy
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Seniors housing, student housing
- Public finance
Current Research Projects
- The financialization of multi-family housing in Canada
- The financialization of seniors housing in Canada
- Sustaining co-operative housing in Kitchener-Waterloo
- Planning, race and Urban Renewal in Canada
- Evictions and social impacts in Toronto (with Julie Mah)
- Rent control loopholes: Above-Guideline Increases (AGIs) in Toronto (with Phillip Zigman)
- Public finance, central banks, and social inequality (with Emily Rosenman, Dan Cohen, Sage Ponder, Amanda Kass, and Martin Danyluk)
- A Community Action Research Project on Tower Rentals in Parkdale (with the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust and Scott Leon)
Graduate Student Supervision
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- August, M. (2020). The financialization of Canadian multi-family housing: From trailer to tower. Journal of Urban Affairs.
- Revington, N. and August, M. (2019). Making a market for itself: The emergent financialization of student housing in Canada. Environment and Planning A.
- August, M. and Webber, C. (2019). Demanding the right to the city and the right to housing: Best Practices for supporting community organizing. Report. Toronto: Parkdale Community Legal Services, Maytree Foundation.
- August, M. and Tolfo, G. (2019). Inclusionary zoning: Six insights from international experience. Plan Canada. Winter 2019. 6-11.
- August, M. and Walks, A. (2018). Gentrification, suburban decline, and the financialization of multi-family housing: The case of Toronto. GeoForum. 27
- August, M. (2016). “It’s all about power and you have none:” The marginalization of tenant resistance to mixed-income social housing redevelopment in Toronto, Canada. Cities. 57: 25-32.
- August, M. (2015). Revitalization gone wrong: Mixed-income public housing redevelopment in Toronto’s Don Mount Court. Urban Studies. 53(16): 3405-3422.
- August, M. (2014). Challenging the rhetoric of stigmatization: The benefits of concentrated poverty in Toronto’s Regent Park. Environment and Planning A. 46(6): 1317-33.
- August, M. (2014). Negotiating social mix in Toronto’s first public housing redevelopment: Power, space, and social control in Don Mount Court. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 38(4): 1161-84.
- Walks, A. & August, M. (2008). The factors inhibiting gentrification in areas with little non-market housing: Policy lessons from the Toronto experience. Urban Studies. 45(12): 2594-2625.
- August, M. (2008). Social mix and Canadian public housing redevelopment: Experiences in Toronto. Canadian Journal of Urban Research. Supplement. 17(1): 82-100.
- PLAN 300: Planning Theory
- PLAN 625: Methods of Social Investigation for Planners
- PLAN 431/614: Issues in Housing
- PLAN 474/674: Planning for Social Justice in the Capitalist City