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Associate professor Meg Holden on the race to a sustainable urban future
In a new video interview with SFU's Office of the Vice-president for Research, associate professor Meg Holden (cross-appointed to the Geography Department) talks about her approach to urban sustainability and livability.
Also see the accompanying article for a Q&A and more of Meg's thoughts on research and working in the Urban Studies Program:
When thinking about the transition to sustainable cities, there is no alternative to “becoming native to our cities” and this means continually positioning and repositioning myself as a researcher in live debates with others making the decisions that make the city. On days when I am not “in the field,” I think of the Urban Studies skybridge at SFU Harbour Centre as providing some well-needed respite from the continuous demands of engagement. This goes for our students as well, many of whom are already on the front lines of city work, as well as for the research faculty.