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Faculty of Community Services
Pamela Robinson, Associate Dean and Associate Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning

Pamela Robinson

Title:

BAH, MPL, PhD

Telephone:

416-979-5000, ext. 6762

Specialization:

  • Urban sustainability.
  • Environmental design.
  • Environmental planning.
  • Urban governance.
  • Public engagement.
  • Progressive pedagogy.

Biography:

Pamela Robinson (MCIP, RPP) is the associate dean, graduate studies and special projects in the Faculty of Community Services and an associate professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson. She is also a registered professional planner. As part of the geothink.ca research team, Robinson's research and practice focus on urban sustainability issues with a particular focus on cities and climate change and the use of open data and civic technology to support open government transformations. She serves on the board of directors of the Metcalf Foundation and has participated in four Metrolinx Community Advisory Committees. Robinson is an editor of Urban Sustainability: Reconnecting Space and Place (University of Toronto Press, 2013), Teaching as Scholarship: Preparing Students for Professional Practice in Community Services (WLU Press, 2016) and is a columnist for Spacing magazine.

Research Interests:

Research interests:

  • Urban sustainability
  • Cities and climate change
  • Open data
  • Civic technology
  • Open government
  • Public engagement
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

Current Courses:

Teaching interests:

  • Land use planning

  • Environmental design

  • Planners' relationship with the public

  • Community-based learning

Philosophy of teaching:

  • To engage students in efforts to bridge the gaps between planning theory and practice.

  • To encourage students to broaden their perspectives on the boundaries of planning with the goal of enriching how our cities look, feel and operate.

Professional Affiliations:

  • MCIP Member, Canadian Institute of Planners

  • RPP, Registered Professional Planner

  • AICP, American Institute of Certified Planners

  • OAA, Ontario Association of Architects

  • MRAIC, Member of Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Position Currently Held:

Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Special Projects, Faculty of Community Services, and Associate Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning

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  • SBB-448, South Bond Building