Meg Holden, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Urban Studies and Geography
Simon Fraser University

2nd Floor
515 West Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
tel. 778.782.7888
fax. 778.782.5297
email. mholden at

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Dr. Meg Holden is a scholar of urban studies and geography, specializing in urban sustainable development in policy, planning, theory, ethics, and popular expression. Dr. Holden's research takes place in the cities of North America, particularly the Cascadia region, and in cities internationally through her research engagement in a number of global networks of urban professionals and researchers. Teaching graduate courses in Urban Studies and Geography and undergraduate courses in Geography, Dr. Holden supervises students investigating the evolution of sustainability thinking, culture, policy and practice in a number of domains, locally and internationally, as well as urban planning, policy, development and civil society topics more broadly.

Educational Details
PhD Public and Urban Policy (2004, New School for Social Research)
MSc Geography (1998, Rutgers University)
BSc(Hons) Geography (1996, University of Victoria)

Member, Urban Affairs Association
Member, Canadian Sustainability Indicators Network
Board Member, Community Indicators Consortium
Editorial Board Member, Urban Studies Research
Editorial Board Member, Applied Research in Quality of Life Journal
Editorial Board Member, Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research