Alumni & Student Publications


Charters-Gabanek, K., Raimbault, N., & Hall, P.V. (2024). "Logistics and Urban Planning: A Review of Literature." Journal of Planning Education and Research, 0(0).

Farmer, Devon, Yeonjung Song, Panju Shin, Hyun Kim, Sanjay Tandan, and Jun Lee. "School Bus Lighting Effectiveness and Improvements: Results from a Driving Experiment." Sustainability 16, no. 2 (2024): 501.

Hallbom, Alex and Regan, Wes. "On Bullshit and Planning Dialogue." Plan Canada. Winter 2023/2024


Akbarnejad, A., Godard, L., FitzGerald, A. 2023. Women-Centred Housing Design Toolkit: Principles, strategies, and actions to design long-term housing for women and children with experiences of violence. BC Society of Transitions Houses.

Burnside, Bonnie. "Bonnie Burnside: Housing is the ultimate solution to the little fires in downtown Surrey." The Province, 08 Apr. 2023, Op-ed.

Farmer, Devon, Hyun Kim, and Jinwoo Lee. "The relationship between exposure to and trust in automated transport technologies and intention to use a shared autonomous vehicle." International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction (2023): 1-13.

Heuangkeo, Souphany, Devon Farmer, Hyun Kim, Byeongdu Jung, and Shinji Tanaka. "Acceptance and Demand Estimation of Demand Responsive Transit (DRT) in a Least Developed Country: The Case of Paratransit in Vientiane, Lao PDR." International Journal of Contents 19, no. 4 (2023).


Akbarnejad, G., Godard, L., Ashlie, K., & FitzGerald, A.S. 2022. Women-Centred Housing Design Interim Project Report: Engaging women with lived experiences of violence and housing experts to explore design solutions. BC Society of Transition Houses. 

(This report is mostly about the process and methods used to engage women with lived experiences and anti-violence and housing sectors to co-create design ideas for suitable housing spaces. Creation of the 2023 Toolkit started with these activities as well as some other engagements and research.)

Ashlie, K., Akbarnejad, G., Barclay, V., & McKay, A. 2022. The Housing Tell: No Room for National Occupancy Standards. The National Right to Housing Network.

Lee, S., Farmer, D., Kim, J., Kim, H. Shared Autonomous Vehicles Competing with Shared Electric Bicycles: A Stated-Preference Analysis. Sustainability 2022, 14, 14319.


Adams, C. Book Review: The affordable city. Spacing Vancouver. 2021.


Fassihi, F. Thrive Health: a New Venture Connecting Patient Advocacy to Well-Being. International Journal of Community Well-Being. 2020.

Li, C., Banholzer, S., Callihoo, C and Felio, G. Seeing through a New Climate Lens: Canada’s Policy Approach to Climate-Resilient Infrastructure. ASCE Library. 2019.

Foong, P. and Lade, C.. Space activation and re-territorialisation. The Urban Transcripts Journal. 2020.


Holden, M. and Holt, R. "Green buildings must do more to fix our climate emergency." The National Post. 2019.


Brunn, L. "Vancouver mayor wants city to become a global model for housing affordability." The Vancouver Sun. 2018.

Farmer, D. and Perl, A.. The role of policy learning in urban mobility adaptation: exploring Vancouver’s plan to remove the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts. Urban Research & Practice. 2018.

Regan, W.. Global planning innovations for urban sustainability. Routledge. 2018.


Evans, T. and Stolhandske, S.. On the bleeding edge of farming the city: an ethnographic study of small-scale commercial urban farming in Vancouver. 2017. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development.

McDougall, K.. Cities in a sea of uncertainty: growing the conversation on regional governance and planning in Metro Vancouver. 2017.


Guenther, Diana. If Precarious Employment is the New Normal, How Come We're Not Talking About It? Policy Note. October 21, 2016. CCPA.

Holden, M., Li, C., Molina, A., Sturgeon, D. New actors and intermediary roles in the craft of ecourban neighbourhoods. Articulo Journal of Urban Research 14 [online]:

Holden, M., D. Sturgeon and S. Fung. Getting to Groundbreaking: Residential building approval processes in Metro Vancouver. Year 2: Focus on woodframe apartments. Vancouver: SFU Urban Studies and Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association. 42 pp.

Holden, M., Thumm, A. Bringing the Neighbourhood Into Infill. SFU: Vancouver. Available online:

Thumm, A., Holden, M. Bringing the Neighbours Into Infill. SFU: Vancouver. Available online:

Sturgeon, D., Holden, M., Molina, A., Li, C. What does neighbourhood theory mean for Ecourbanism? Introduction to the special issue on ‘Ecourbanism Worldwide.’ Articulo Journal of Urban Research 14 [online]:


Holden, M., C. Li and A. Molina. The emergence and spread of eco-urban developments around the world. Sustainability Journal 7(9), 11418-11437; doi:10.3390/su70911418.

Holden, M., A. Molina and C. Li. Report of the inaugural meeting of the International Advisory Group: Ecourbanism Worldwide. Vancouver, Simon Fraser University Urban Studies Program.

Holden, M. and C. Li. Crafting new assemblages and steering neighbourhood transition. Association of European Schools of Planning Conference, Prague, CZ.

Holden, M., Scerri, A. and Hadizadeh Esfahani, A. Justifying failures within urban redevelopment success stories: dispute, compromise, and a new test of urbanity. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. Online first:


Gomez, R., Isakov, A. and Semansky, M. 2014. Small Business and the City: The Transformative Potential of Small-Scale Entrepreneurship, Rotman-UTP Publishing, University of Toronto Press.

Holden, M., A. Hadizadeh Esfahani, and A. Scerri. Facilitated and emergent social learning in sustainable urban development: exposing a mismatch and moving toward convergence. Urban Research and Practice 7(1): 1-19.

Holden, M., Sidhu T. and Simon, J. "Mostly gloom and not enough glimmer in housing report." Georgia Straight.

Holden, M., K Cameron, A.Farahbakhsh, C.Hunter, J.Simon, J.Magtoto, M.Friesen, M.Cross, S.Peterson, T. Sidhu. Rethinking the Region: 2nd annual SFU Urban Studies workshop summary report. Vancouver.

Holden, M. and Li, C. 2014. The emergence and spread of eco-urban developments around the world. World Sustainability Forum 2014 – Conference Proceedings Paper. Published online at:

Holden, M. and Sidhu, T. 2014. Getting to Groundbreaking, Year 1 Focus on Townhouses. Vancouver: SFU Urban Studies Program. 41 pp report. Available online:

Sidhu, T. and M. Holden. Evaluation of the Potential for Adoption of the STAR Communities Rating System in the City of Surrey. 9 pp.


Hall, Peter, Alireza Farahani, Kaleigh Johnston, and Choo-Ming Yeak. 2013. “Pathways to Immigrant Employment in the Port-Logistics Sector”, Metropolis BC, Working Paper No. 13-02

Jackson, J. and Holden, M. 2013. Sustainable development compromise[d] in the planning of Metro Vancouver’s agricultural lands –the Jackson Farm case. Sustainability 5(11): 4843-69. Available online:


Alix Freiler and Meg Holden, "Homelessness in the Liveable City: Public space Regulation in Olympic city Vancouver's Poorest Neighbourhood." Critical Planning Journal v.19 (2012), 5-35.

Sikee Liu and Nicholas Blomley, “Making News and Making Space: Framing Vancouver's Downtown Eastside,” The Canadian Geographer, December 2012, 1-14.

Diana Guenther, “Services for at-risk youth in BC: moving from dysfunction to effective support,” CCPA Policy Note, 2012,

Duncan Wlodarczak, "Smart growth and urban economic development: connecting economic development and land-use planning using the example of high-tech firms," Environment and Planning A, 44:5 (2012), 1255-1269

Duncan Low and Peter V. Hall, “The 2010 Cultural Olympiad: Playing for the Global or Local Stage?” International Journal of Cultural Policy, 18:2 (2012): 131-150.

Duncan Low, "Content Analysis and Press Coverage: Vancouver’s Cultural Olympiad", Canadian Journal of Communication, 37:3 (2012), 505-512.

John Calimente, “Rail integrated communities in Tokyo,” Journal of Transport and Land Use, 5:1 (2012), 19-32.

Sikee Liu and Nicholas Blomley, “Making News and Making Space: Framing Vancouver's Downtown Eastside,” The Canadian Geographer, December 2012, 1-14.


Peter V. Hall and Anthony Clark, “Maritime ports and the politics of reconnection,” in Desfor, G, Laidley, J, Schubert, D, and Stevens, Q. (eds) Transforming Urban Waterfronts: Fixity and Flow, (New York: Routledge, 2010), 17-34.


Andre Isakov, Going Local: Inspirational Stories of Local Government and Local Economy in British Columbia, (Vancouver: Centre for Civic Governance, Columbia Institute, 2009).

Graham Senft, "The conscious city: Traffic congestion and change toward sustainability in metro Vancouver," Urban Environment, 3(2009), 93-103.