Pamela Robinson (MCIP, RPP) is director and professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson. She is also a registered professional planner. As part of the geothink.ca, external link 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.
Land use planning
Planners' relationship with the public
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.
- Urban sustainability
- Cities and climate change
- Open data
- Civic technology
- Open government
- Public engagement
- Scholarship of teaching and learning
MCIP Member, Canadian Institute of Planners
RPP, Registered Professional Planner