Sean Markey, PhD MCIP RPP, is a Professor with the School of Resource and Environmental Management and an Associate with the Centre for Sustainable Development at Simon Fraser University.

Sean's research concerns issues of local and regional economic development, rural and small-town development, and sustainable planning and infrastructure. He has published widely in academic journals and has co-authored/edited a number of books, e.g. Doing Community-based Research: Perspectives from the Field (McGill-Queens Press, 2016); Scaling Up: The Convergence of Social Economy and Sustainability (Athabasca Press, 2015); The State of Rural Canada (CRRF, 2015); Investing in Place: Economic Renewal in Northern British Columbia (UBC Press, 2012); The Next Rural Economies: Constructing Rural Place in Global Economies (Cabi Press, 2010); and, Second Growth: Community Economic Development in Rural British Columbia (UBC Press, 2005).  

Sean continues to work with municipalities, non-profit organizations, Aboriginal communities and the business community to promote and develop sustainable forms of community economic development. He also serves on the Board of Directors with the Vancity Community Foundation and the Silva Forest Foundation.

Sean teaches Sustainable People and Places.

A great class once again! I am so glad I decided to take this program. It has really helped me gain a better understanding of the work that I am involved in and also given me a way to focus what I do now and in the future.

Tabitha McLoughlin
Executive Director, Coquitlam Farmers Market

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