Dr. Mark Roseland is Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development and Professor of Planning in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He has also served as Chief City Planner for a municipality in metropolitan Vancouver.
Dr. Roseland lectures internationally and advises communities and governments on sustainable development policy and planning. As well, he is leading development of Pando | Sustainable Communities, an international collaboration network for sustainable communities researchers and practitioners.
The 4th edition of Dr. Roseland’s best-selling book Toward Sustainable Communities: Solutions for Citizens and Their Governments was released at the ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability World Congress and International Researchers Symposium.
At Simon Fraser University, Dr. Roseland is a founding member of the SFU Community Trust’s Board of Directors, responsible for the award-winning UniverCity sustainable community development project. Dr. Roseland has been cited by the Vancouver Sun as one of Vancouver’s “top 50 living public intellectuals,” and is a recipient of the SFU Sustainability Network Award for Excellence in Research on Sustainability.