Andreanne Doyon

Assistant Professor
Director of the REM Planning Program
Resource & Environmental Management


  • BA, Asian Studies/Civilization and Sociology, University of British Columbia
  • MA, City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia
  • Ph.D., City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, University of Melbourne
  • Candidate Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and Candidate Registered Professional Planner


Dr. Andréanne Doyon holds a Ph.D. in Planning (2016) from the University of Melbourne. She is an Assistant Professor at the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University.

Prior to SFU, she was a Lecturer in Sustainability and Urban Planning in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. The aim of her dissertation was to investigate how planning for urban resilience is informed by niche interventions. Her research engaged with literature and theories from urban planning, resilience, and sustainability transitions. After completing her Ph.D., she contributed to research related to governance processes to support the transition of Melbourne’s west towards a low-carbon economy, as well as research examining the role and effectiveness of building and planning regulatory systems in delivering sustainable cities.

She has published her work in CitiesSustainability, and Environmental Innovations and Societal Transitions, as well as in edited books. Beyond academic publications, she has also written technical reports, news articles for The Conversation and The Guardian, and participated in numerous public events as a speaker or chair. In Australia, she worked with different levels of government including the Victorian Government Department of Economic DevelopmentJobsTransport and Resources, and the Inner Melbourne Climate Adaptation Network with the City of Melbourne. She is also a member of the Nightingale Housing Research Collaboration, a group that undertakes longitudinal research relative to Nightingale projects, processes, and practices and is a conduit for conversation between research and practice.

Her current research focuses on urban governance and planning for resilient and climate just cities, sustainable housing, and questions of justice in sustainability transitions. She is particularly interested in understanding processes of change related to sustainability outcomes.


Journal articles

Book chapters

  • Doyon, A. 2018. Emerging theoretical space: urban planning and sustainability transitions. In Urban Sustainability Transitions: Australian Cases - International Perspectives, eds. Moore, T., de Hann, F.J., Horne, R. & Gleeson, B., Springer, pp. 213-231. ISBN 978-981-10-4792-3
  • Doyon, A. 2018. Niches: Small-scale Interventions or Radical Innovations to Build up Internal Momentum. In Thriving Eco-Cities, eds. Hes, D. & Bush, J., Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 65-87. ISBN 978-981-10-7320-5
  • Horak, M. & Doyon, A. 2018. Metropolitan Governance in Toronto and Vancouver. In Australia's Metropolitan Imperative: An Agenda for Governance Reform, eds. Tomlinson, R. & Spiller, M., CSIRO, pp. 109-122. IBSN 9781486307968


Future courses may be subject to change.