Students in our master's program produce research on a wide variety of urban topics such as sustainable transportation, housing, inequality, diversity, civic engagement, economic development, the third sector, development planning, and municipal politics and governance, among others. Much of this research is highly relevant to current urban policy debates and topics of civic interest.
You can find reader-friendly summaries of our students' master's research projects below. Each of these summaries includes a link to the full thesis document in the SFU Library research repository (Summit) and many also include contact information for the researcher. Summaries of faculty, staff and other types of student research will be added in future.
Ways to search
- Find a list of research summaries by year by clicking on the date links below.
- Use the search box to your right to find summaries by subject (e.g. "transit" or "housing") or author.
Also, please note: The summaries found here represent only some of our students' M.Urb projects. More can be found in the urban studies section of Summit.
Mathew Cocuzzi, SFU and the city: exploring meaning in community engagement
Hamidreza Bakhtiarizadeh, The effect of innovation on income inequality in Canadian cities
Samuel Frederick Baron, Sharing space on Granville Island: An assessment of shared street performance
Jordan Magtoto, Active school travel in Fleetwood, Surrey, BC, Canada
Fiorella Pinillos Baffigo, Community, Space and Perception of Insecurity: The Case of One Urban Community Garden Project in Lima, Peru
Amy Farahbakhsh, The greater good: integration in a surplus food management system
Jacint Simon, Seedstock: a community currency in Vancouver
Landon Hoyt, Conflicting priorities on the Granville Street Mall
Adrienne Kinzel, The origins of traffic calming in Vancouver's West End
Laura Slater, A case study of the green building sector in Vancouver
Duncan Low, 2010 Cultural Olympiad impact study
John Calimente, Rail-integrated communities in Tokyo