Mark Roseland, PhD, MCIP

Dr. Mark Roseland has been cited by the Vancouver Sun as one of British Columbia’s “top 50 living public intellectuals”.

As professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, Dr. Roseland lectures internationally and advises communities and governments on sustainable development policy and planning.

He has been awarded over two dozen funded research projects from a wide range of sources and published widely, and his work has been cited in numerous journals. The fourth edition of his best-selling book Toward Sustainable Communities: Solutions for Citizens and Their Governments  was released by New Society Publishers in June 2012.

Dr. Roseland directs the Centre for Sustainable Development at SFU. Under his leadership, the Centre provides research, training and advisory services to the sustainable community development sector in BC, Canada and internationally through a team of associates drawn from academia and professional practice.

Dr. Roseland’s teaching directly impacts sustainable community development by focusing student projects on current planning and development initiatives. For example, his courses on sustainable community development have centered on projects such as the City of Vancouver’s model sustainable community being developed at Southeast False Creek and the SFU UniverCity project. 

As a founding member of the SFU Community Trust’s Board of Directors, Dr. Roseland also helped create the award-winning UniverCity sustainable community development project at Simon Fraser University.

Dr. Roseland is currently leading development of Pando | Sustainable Communities(, a multilingual online network designed to promote knowledge-sharing and collaboration among sustainable communities researchers and practitioners around the world.


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