Markus Moos


Markus Moos

Ph.D. Geography, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2012

M.PL Urban and Regional Planning, Queen's University, Canada, 2006

BES Joint Honours Environment and Resources Studies and Economics, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2004

Contact information
519-888-4567 ext. 41113
Location: EV3 3306

Curriculum Vitae

Research interests

  • The economy, demography and social structure of cities 
  • Sustainability policy and social justice in cities 
  • Forecasts and scenario building 
  • The role of imagination in planning education and practice 
  • Generational change and youthification 
  • Housing, residential location and commute patterns 

Contact Markus Moos for more information on research opportunities for students.

Current/recent projects

  • Housing the next generation: The case of new economy cities (SSHRC Insight Grant; Co-PI, Tara Vinodrai) 
  • Location efficient mortgages and housing affordability among young adults in Canada (SSHRC Insight Grant: Co-PI, Pablo Mendez) 
  • Urban dormitory: Student housing and social interaction (Waterloo Housing & Residences) 
  • Generationed City 

Graduate student supervison

  Number of students currently supervising/co-supervising Total number of student supervisions/co-supervisions
Masters 4 22
PhD 6 6

Recent/key publications

Moos, M. (Ed.) (2019) A Research Agenda for Housing. Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Moos, M., Filion, P., Quick, M., and Walter-Joseph, R. (2019) Youthification across the metropolitan system: Intra-urban residential geographies of young adults in North American metropolitan areas. Cities.

Revington, N., Moos, M., Henry, J., and Haider, R. (2019) The urban dormitory: Planning, studentification, and the construction of an off-campus student housing market. International Planning Studies. Early view:

Moos, M. and Woodside, J. (2019) Sustainability as an urban way of living: The uneven outcomes of “sustainable mobility infrastructure” planning. In Pierre Filion (Ed.) Global Suburban Infrastructures. (pp. 340-364). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Moos, M., Woodside, J., Vinodrai, T., and Yan, C. (2018) Automobile Commuting in Suburban High-Rise Condominium Apartments: Examining Transitions toward Suburban Sustainability in Toronto. Urban Planning, 3(4), 15-28.

Moos, M., Revington, N., 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), 436-459.

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. Early view:

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), 7-20.

Moos, M. (2017) The velocity of density: Are we building more sustainable cities fast enough? Sustainability, 9(12), 2326-2336.

Moos, M., Pfeiffer, D., and Vinodrai, T. (Eds.) (2017) The Millennial City: Trends, Implications, and Prospects for Urban Planning and Policy. New York: Routledge.

Moos, M. and Walter-Joseph, R. (Eds.) (2017) Still detached and subdivided? Suburban ways of living in 21st century North America. Berlin: Jovis Press.

Moos, M. (2015) From gentrification to youthification? The increasing importance of young age in delineating high-density living. Urban Studies, 53(14), 2903-2920. doi:10.1177/0042098015603292

Filion, P., Moos, M., Vinodrai, T. and Walker, R. (Eds.) (2015) Canadian Cities in Transition: Perspectives for an Urban Age (Fifth Edition). Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press.

 Read a complete list of publications in the curriculum vitae

Courses taught

  • PLAN 100: The Evolution of Planning
  • PLAN 103: Planning, administration, and finance
  • PLAN 104: Perspectives on Planning
  • PLAN 320: Economic Analyses for Regional Planning
  • PLAN/GEOG 450: Changing form and structure of metropolitan Canada
  • PLAN 611: Industrial location theory and concepts
  • PLAN 704: Methods of Planning Analysis
  • PLAN 706: Contemporary Issues in Planning
  • PLAN 801/802: PhD Research Forum
  • ENVS 178: Environmental Applications of Data Management and Statistics