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October 2013

CURRICULUM VITAE

EUGENE McCANN

Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6 Canada
Phone: 778.782.4599 Fax: 778.782.5841 Email: emccann [at] sfu [dot] ca

CURRENT ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
2012Present. Professor, Geography.
2011-Present. Associate faculty member, SFU Centre for Global Political Economy.
2003-Present. Associate faculty member, SFU Urban Studies

PREVIOUS ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
20082012. Associate Professor, Geography.
2012. Gastprofessor, Institut fr Humangeographie, Goethe-Universitt Frankfurt am
Main, Germany. Invited position, May-July.
2009-2012. Chair of the Geography Graduate Program.
20032008. Assistant Professor, Geography. Simon Fraser University.
19992003. Assistant Professor, Geography. Ohio State University.
20022003. Adjunct Assistant Professor, City & Regional Planning. Ohio State Univ.
Fall 2000. Visiting Scholar, Geography. The University of Texas, Austin.
19981999. Visiting Assistant Professor, Geography. Ohio University.
19971998. Visiting Assistant Professor, Geography. Texas A&M University.

EDUCATION
1998 (Nov.) Ph.D., Geography. University of Kentucky
1997 Certificate in Social Theory
1993 (Dec.) M.A., Geography. Miami University, Ohio
1991. (Jun.) M.A. (Hons.), Geography. University of Glasgow, Scotland

PUBLICATIONS
Books
Under contract. Jonas, A.E.G., McCann, E., & Thomas, M. Urban geography: A critical
introduction. Wiley-Blackwell.

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In Press. Paddison, R. & McCann, E. eds. Cities & social change: Encounters with
contemporary urbanism. Sage.
[Contributors: Ronan Paddison & Eugene McCann (introduction); Alan Latham; Loretta Lees; Geoff
DeVerteuil; Mnica Degen; Gill Valentine; Steve Herbert; Gordon MacLeod; Robin Kearns & Graham
Moon; James DeFilippis; Erik Swyngedouw & Ian Cook; Eugene McCann & Ronan Paddison
(conclusion)].
2011. McCann, E. & Ward, K. eds. Mobile urbanism: Cities & policy-making in the global
age. University of Minnesota Press.
[Contributors: Allan Cochrane (preface); Eugene McCann & Kevin Ward (introduction); Doreen Massey;
Jennifer Robinson; Jamie Peck; Kevin Ward; Eugene McCann; Roger Keil & Harris Ali; Donald McNeill;
Kevin Ward & Eugene McCann (conclusion).]

Edited Journal Issues/Sections
2006. Ward, K. & McCann, E.J. eds. The New Path to a New City? Urban Politics, Social
Movements and the Legacies of Manuel Castells The City and the Grassroots. Special
Debates and Developments section of The International Journal of Urban and
Regional Research, Vol.30 No.1, pp.189-223. [Contributors: Kevin Ward and Eugene McCann
(introduction); Robert Lake; Margit Mayer; Byron Miller; Lynn Staeheli; Ida Susser; Manuel Castells
(response).]
2003. Martin, D., McCann, E.J., & Purcell, M. eds. Contemporary Geographical Perspectives
on Urban Politics and Policy. Special issue of the Journal of Urban Affairs, Vol.25
No.2. [Contributors: Deborah Martin, Eugene McCann, and Mark Purcell (introduction); David Wilson
and Jared Wouters; Sarah Elwood and Helga Leitner; Eugene McCann; Julie-Ann Boudreau; Pauline
McGuirk; Ian Deas and Benito Giardano.]

Articles in Refereed Journals (* Invited contribution)
Forthcoming. McCann, E. & Ward, K. Exploring urban policy mobilities: the case of Business
Improvement Districts. Sociologica.
In Press. Miewald, C. & McCann, E. Foodscapes and the geographies of poverty: sustenance,
strategy, and politics in an urban neighbourhood. Antipode.
2013. McCann, E., Ward, K., & Roy, A. Assembling/worlding cities. Urban Geography,
34(5).
*2013. Temenos, C. & McCann, E. Geographies of policy mobilities. Geography Compass,
7(5), 344-357.
2013. McCann, E. & Ward, K. A multi-disciplinary approach to policy transfer research:
Geographies, assemblages, mobilities, and mutations. Policy Studies, 34(1), 2-18.
2013. McCann, E. Policy boosterism, policy mobilities, and the extrospective city. Urban
Geography 34(1), 5-29.
2012. McCann, E. & Ward, K. Policy assemblages, mobilities and mutations: Toward a
multidisciplinary conversation. Political Studies Review, 10(3), 325-332.
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2012. Kocabas, V., Dragicevic, S. & McCann, E. Integration of a GIS-Bayesian network agent-
based model in a planning support system as framework for policy generation. URISA
Journal, 42(1), 35-52.
2012. Temenos, C. & McCann, E. The local politics of policy mobility: Learning, persuasion,
and the production of a municipal sustainability fix. Environment & Planning A, 44(6),
1389-1406.
*2012. McCann, E. & K. Ward. Assembling urbanism: Following policies and studying
through the sites and situations of policy-making. Environment & Planning A, 44(1),
42-51.
*2011. McCann, E. Veritable inventions: Cities, policies, and assemblage. Area, 43(2), 143-
147.
2011. McCann, E. Urban policy mobilities and global circuits of knowledge: Toward a
research agenda. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 101(1), 107-130.
*2010. McCann, E.J. & Ward, K. Relationality / territoriality: Toward a conceptualization of
cities in the world. Geoforum, 41(2), 175-184.
2010. Catungal, J.P.C. & McCann, E.J. Governing sexuality and park space: Acts of regulation
in Vancouver, BC. Social and Cultural Geography, 11(1), 75-94.
2008. Proudfoot, J. & McCann, E.J. At Street-Level: Bureaucratic Practice in the Management
of Urban Neighborhood Change. Urban Geography, 29(4), 348-370.
2008. McCann, E.J. Expertise, Truth, and Urban Policy Mobilities: Global Circuits of
Knowledge in the Development of Vancouver, Canadas Four Pillar Drug Strategy.
Environment and Planning A, 40(4), 885-904.
*2008. McCann, E.J. Livable city / unequal city: The Politics of Policy-Making in a Creative
Boomtown. Interventions Economiques, 37. (Invited submission to the peer reviewed
online journal of the Quebec Political Economy Association:
http://benhur.teluq.uquebec.ca/rie/2008001/doss_2_McCann.html).
*2007. McCann, E.J. Inequality and Politics in the Creative City-Region: Questions of
Livability and State Strategy. The International Journal of Urban and Regional
Research, 31(1), 188-196.
2006. Ward, K. & McCann, E.J. The New Path to a New City? Urban Politics, Social
Movements and the Legacies of Manuel Castells The City and the Grassroots. The
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 30(1), 189-193.
*2004. McCann, E.J. Urban Political Economy Beyond the Global City. Urban Studies,
41(12), 2315-2333.
2004. McCann, E.J. Best Places: Inter-Urban Competition, Quality of Life, and Popular
Media Discourse. Urban Studies, 41(10), 1909-1929.
2004. Miewald, C.E. & McCann, E.J. Gender Struggle , Scale, and the Production of Place in
the Appalachian Coalfields. Environment and Planning A, 36(6), 1045-1064.
*2004. McCann, E.J. Space, Citizenship, and the Right to the City: A Brief Overview.
GeoJournal, 58(2-3), 77-79. (Published in 2004 but copyright is Kluwer, 2002).
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2003. Martin, D., McCann, E.J., & Purcell, M. Space, Scale, Governance, and Representation:
Contemporary Geographical Perspectives on Urban Politics and Policy. Journal of
Urban Affairs, 25(2), 113-121.
2003. McCann, E.J. Framing Space and Time in the City: Urban Policy and the Politics of
Spatial and Temporal Scale. Journal of Urban Affairs, 25(2), 159-178.
2002. McCann, E.J. The Cultural Politics of Local Economic Development: Meaning-Making,
Place-Making, and the Urban Policy Process. Geoforum, 33(3), 385-398.
*2001. McCann, E.J. Doctors of Space? Geographic Information in the Politics of Urban and
Regional Planning. Studies in Regional and Urban Planning. 9, 3-20.
*2001. McCann, E.J. Collaborative Visioning or Urban Planning as Therapy? The Politics of
Public-Private Policy-Making. The Professional Geographer, 53(2), 207-218.
1999. McCann, E.J. Race, Protest, and Public Space: Contextualizing Lefebvre in the US City.
Antipode, 31(2), 163-184.
1998. McCann, E.J. Mapping Appalachia: Toward a Critical Understanding. Journal of
Appalachian Studies, 4(1), 87-113.
1997. McCann, E.J. Where do you Draw the Line? Landscape, Texts, and the Politics of
Planning. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 15(6), 641-661.
1995. McCann, E.J. Neotraditional Developments: The Anatomy of a New Urban Form.
Urban Geography, 16(3), 210-233.

Book Chapters
In Press. Paddison, R. & McCann, E. Introduction. In Paddison, R. & McCann, E. eds. Cities &
social change: Encounters with contemporary urbanism. Sage.
In Press. McCann, E. & Paddison, R. Engaging the urban world. In Paddison, R. & McCann,
E. eds. Cities & social change: Encounters with contemporary urbanism. Sage.
*In Press. Temenos, C. & McCann, E. The spaces and infrastructures of policy mobilities. In
Adey, P., Bissell, D., Hannam, K., Merriman, P. & Sheller, M. eds. The Mobilities
Handbook. Routledge.
*2011. Lowry, G. & McCann, E. Asia in the mix: Urban form and global mobilities Hong
Kong, Vancouver, Dubai. In Aihwa Ong and Ananya Roy eds. Worlding Cities: Asian
Experiments and the Art of Being Global. Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 182-204.
2011. McCann, E. & K. Ward. Introduction. Urban assemblages: Territories, relations,
practices, & power. In E. McCann and K. Ward eds. Mobile urbanism: Cities & policy-
making in the global age. University of Minnesota Press, xiii-xxxv.
2011. McCann, E. Points of reference: Knowledge of elsewhere in the politics of urban drug
policy. In E. McCann and K. Ward eds. Mobile urbanism: Cities & policy-making in
the global age. University of Minnesota Press, 97-122.
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2011. McCann, E. & K. Ward. Cities assembled: Space, neoliberalization,
(re)territorialization, & comparison. In E. McCann and K. Ward eds. Mobile urbanism:
Cities & policy-making in the global age. University of Minnesota Press, 167-184.
2009. Best places: Interurbaner wettbewerb, lebensqualitat und der massenmediale diskurs.
Substantially revised and updated German translation of Best Places: Inter-Urban
Competition, Quality of Life, and Popular Media Discourse. In B. Belina & J.
Miggelbrink, eds. Hier so, dort anders: Raumbezogene Vergleiche in der Wissenschaft
und anderswo. Munster: Westflisches Dampfboot, 132-152. [Originally published in
Urban Studies, 2004; Translator: J. Miggelbrink].
2009. McCann E.J. City Marketing. In Kitchin R, Thrift N (eds) International Encyclopedia of
Human Geography, Vol. 2, 119-124. Oxford: Elsevier. (~4,000 words).
2009. McCann E.J. New Urbanism. In Kitchin R, Thrift N (eds) International Encyclopedia of
Human Geography, Vol. 7, 438-443. Oxford: Elsevier. (~4,000 words).
2009. McCann, E.J. Twenty-one entries in the Dictionary of Human Geography (5
th
edn.,
Blackwell), edited by D. Gregory, R. Johnston, G. Pratt, M. Watts, & S. Whatmore.
Entries on the following topics, ranging from 100-500 words: back-to-the-city
movement; compact city; edge city; exopolis; filtering; gated communities;
homelessness; housing class; housing studies; Los Angeles School; redlining; rent gap;
ribbon development; sprawl; suburb/anization; urban entrepreneurialism; urban managers
and gatekeepers; urban renewal; urban system; urban village; zoning.
2007. McCann, E.J. Rasse, Protest und ffentlicher Raum. Lefebvre in der US-amerikanischen
Stadt. In Belina, Bernd & Boris Michel eds. Raumproduktionen: Beitrge der Radical
Geography Eine Zwischenbilanz. Mnster: Westflisches Dampfboot, 235-255.
[Originally published in Antipode (31:2, 1999). Translator: Boris Michel.]
2006. McCann, E.J. Urban Political Economy Beyond the Global City. In Lee, Y.S. and
Yeoh, B. eds. Globalization and the Politics of Forgetting. New York: Routledge, 21-
39. [Originally published in Urban Studies (41:12, 2004).]
2005. McCann, E.J. Urban Citizenship, Public Spaces, and a Critical Geography of
Architecture. In Wastl-Walter, Doris; Lynn Staeheli and Lorraine Dowler (eds.). Rights
to the City. International Geographical Union - Home of Geography Publication Series
Volume III. Societ Geografica Italiana, Rome, 25-32.
2002. McCann, E.J. The Urban as an Object of Study in Global Cities Literatures:
Representational Practices and Conceptions of Place and Scale. In Andrew Herod and
Melissa W. Wright, eds. Geographies of Power: Placing Scale. Cambridge, Mass.:
Blackwell, 61-84.
2000. McCann, E.J. A Nice Place to Live? The Role of Urban Livability Rankings in the
Construction of Public Policy. In John F. Benson and Maggie H. Roe, eds. Urban
Lifestyles: Spaces, Places, People. Rotterdam: A.A. Balkema Publishers, 211-218
(Proceedings of a refereed international conference.)
1996. McCann, E.J. Economic Development and Community: An Institutional Narrative. In
Joachim Knuf, ed. Unity and Diversity. Lexington, KY: Department of
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Communications and Information Studies, 195-204. (Proceedings of a refereed
international conference.)

Book Reviews
2010. McCann, E. Review of McNeill, D. 2009. The Global Architect: Firms, Fame, and
Urban Form. New York: Routledge. Urban Geography, 31 (7) 1004-1005.
2009. McCann, E. Review of Davis, M. & D. B. Monk eds. 2007. Evil Paradises:
Dreamworlds of Neoliberalism. New York: New Press. Urban Geography, 30(3), 336-
337.
2008. McCann, E.J. Review of Purcell, M. 2008. Recapturing Democracy: Neoliberalization
and the Struggle for Alternative Urban Futures. New York: Routledge. In La Vie des
Ides (http://www.laviedesidees.fr/Making-Urban-Democracy-Work.html; In French and
English).
2006. McCann, E.J. Review of DeFilippis, J. 2004. Unmaking Goliath: Community Control
in the Face of Global Capital. In Annals of the Association of American Geographers,
96(1), 210-212.
2004. McCann, E.J. Review of McDowell, L. 2003. Redundant Masculinities? Employment
Change and White Working Class Youth. In The Canadian Geographer, 48(4), 510-511.
2001. McCann, E.J. Review of Davies, R.O. 1998. Main Street Blues: The Decline of Small-
Town America. In The Professional Geographer, 53(1), 143-145.
2000. McCann, E.J. Review of Ley, D. 1996. The New Middle Class and the Remaking of the
Central City. In Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 90(2), 423-425
1997. McCann, E.J. Review of Gillette, H. 1995. Between Justice and Beauty: Race,
Planning, and the Failure of Urban Policy in Washington, D.C. In Urban Geography,
18(7), 656-658.
1996. McCann, E.J. Review of Rusk, D. 1995. Cities Without Suburbs, 2nd edn. In Growth
and Change 27(4), 513-515.

Reports and Miscellaneous Publications
2005. McCann, E.J. Questions and Concerns: Beginning a Discussion on the Present and
Future of Urban Geography. Invited contribution to the In Conversation section of
Urban News: A Newsletter of the Urban Geography Specialty Group of the Association
of American Geographers, 26(2), 1,3.
1997. Baruffalo, R.P., McCann, E.J., & Staddon, C. The Politics of Social Justice. An
Interview with David Harvey. disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, 6, 125-143.
1996. Collins, T., Eller, R.D., Taul, G.E., McCann, E.J., & Hanna, S. Kentucky River Area
Development District: Historic Trends and Geographic Patterns. Lexington, KY:
University of Kentucky Appalachian Center. A report to the development agency
detailing the history and present condition of the district.
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1996. McCann, E.J. Annotated Bibliography on the Social History of Geographic Information
Systems. National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, I-19 Project on the
Social History of GIS. Available at:
http://www.geog.buffalo.edu/ncgia/gishist/biblio.html
1994. Rowles, G.D., McCann, E.J., & Whitlatch, E.A. Housing Resources for the Elderly (2nd
revised edn.). Lexington, KY: Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. A resource manual for
older people in Lexington looking for elderly-oriented housing.
1993. McCann, E.J. Living Alone: Kentucky Aging Research and Information Service
Factsheet 7.1. Lexington, KY: Sanders-Brown Center on Aging.

WORKS SUBMITTED AND IN PREPARATION (* Invited contribution)
Submitted
*McCann, E. & Ward, K. Thinking through dualisms in urban policy mobilities. Submitted to
the International Journal of Urban & Regional Research, June 2013.
In Preparation
Book
Jonas, A.E.G., McCann, E., & Thomas, M. Urban geography: A critical introduction. Wiley-
Blackwell.
Paper
McCann, E. & Temenos, C. Mobilizing Drug Consumption Rooms: Inter-place connections and
the politics of harm reduction drug policy. For submission to Health & Place.

HONORS AND AWARDS
2012. Invited to give keynote presentation at the Regional Studies Association conference on
Ecological Regional Development. University of Luxembourg.
Award included travel and accommodation expenses.
2012. Invited to be Gastprofessor (Guest Professor) at the Institut fr Humangeographie,
Goethe-Universitt Frankfurt am Main, Germany, May-July.
Academics who the Institut defines as distinguished scholars are invited to spend a semester in
Frankfurt, teaching, engaging with faculty-members, and pursuing their own research.
2011. Invited to be Study Group Guest by the Institute of Australian Geographers Urban
Geography Study Group for the IAG Conference.
Award included payment of airfare, accommodations, and conference registration fee. Duties included
keynote address and role as panelist and discussant in a number of other sessions.
2010. Nominated for the SFU Dean of Graduate Studies Award for Excellence in Graduate
Student Supervision.
2010. Invited to participate in the Assembled Cities: Comparison, Learning, & Mobility
workshop, UK Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) Centre for Research on
Socio-cultural Change, Open University, Milton Keynes, England.
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Invitation included payment of travel and accommodation.
2010. Invited to give a keynote presentation at the Swiss Network for Mobility Studies
(MOVE) International Seminar on Mobile Constitutions of Society. University of
Neuchtel, Switzerland.
Invitation included payment of airfare and accommodation.
2009. Featured faculty-member for the Faculty of Environment's entry in SFU's 2010
undergraduate Viewbook.
A publication for prospective undergraduates, highlighting the best of SFU's academic programs.
2008. Awarded Simon Fraser University Excellence in Teaching Award.
A prestigious award given to three faculty-members, university-wide, each year. Based on anonymous
nomination, a chairs letter, a statistical analysis of at least five years of in-class student evaluations,
statement of teaching philosophy, letters from randomly-selected former students, and a committee
evaluation. I was only the second geographer to receive the award in its 26-year history.
2008. Invited to be part of the scientific committee for, and to provide a keynote presentation at
the European Science Foundation/UNESCO Chair conference on The Right to the City:
New Challenges, New Issues. Vadstena, Sweden.
Invitation included payment of airfare and accommodation.
2006. Invited to be Research Group Guest by the Royal Geographical Society Institute of
British Geographers Economic Geography Research Group for the RGS-IBG conference.
Award included payment of conference registration fee.
2003. Simon Fraser University Endowed Research Fellowship.
A competitive fellowship, awarded to a small number of new faculty each year. I was one of four
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences faculty-members nominated for the award by the Dean.
2002. Invited to participate in the Globalization and Forgotten Places Symposium, National
University of Singapore.
Invitation included payment of airfare and accommodation.
2000. J. Warren Nystrom Dissertation Award Competition, Association of American
Geographers. Finalist.
2000. Miami University Graduate School Distinguished Alumnus Award.
1995. Co-Winner, AAG Urban Geography Specialty Group student paper competition.
1993. Miami University Graduate Student Summer Fellowship.
1992. Miami University Graduate Student Summer Fellowship.

RESEARCH GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2012-2016. Principle Investigator. Frontier Politics: Local institutional barriers and political
struggles in the global circulation of policy models. Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council Insight Grant. $172,592.

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Completed Funding
2009-2012. Principle Investigator. A Social Geography of Drug Consumption Facilities:
Global Networks and Urban Policy. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Standard Grant. $97,735.
2007-2011. Collaborator. Two False Creeks. Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council Research/Creation Grants in Fine Arts program. Co-Principle Investigators:
Henry Tsang and Glen Lowry, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. $188,800.
2010. Principle Investigator. Grant to fund the indexing of Mobile Urbanism. SFU
Publications Committee, Rapid Response Fund. $1,100.
2006-2009. Principal Investigator. The City in the World: Urban Policy Transfer, Politics,
& Global Geographical Imaginations. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Standard Grant. $64,047.
2008. Principle Investigator. Urban Drug Policy in Comparative Context: Evidence from
Europe. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Small Grant Fund. $4,999.
2006-2007. Eugene McCann & Rini Sumartojo, Co-Investigators. Belonging in Place,
Ethnocultural Identity and Multiculturalism: Indo-Canadian Youth Violence in
Vancouver. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council / Metropolis Project
grant. $14,980.
2004-2006. Principal Investigator. The City in the World: Mapping the Geographical
Imagination of Global Urban Policy Institutions. Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council Small Grant Fund. $4,993.
2004-2006. Principal Investigator. Spatial Strategy in the Politics of Contemporary Urban
Governance. Simon Fraser University Presidents Research Grant. $9,990.
2003-2006. Recipient. Simon Fraser University Endowed Research Fellowship. $5,000. (A
competitive fellowship, awarded to a small number of new faculty each year).

2003-2005. Annemarie Bodaar & Eugene McCann, Co-Principal Investigators. Cities and
the 'Multicultural State': Immigration, Multi-Ethnic Neighborhoods, and the Socio-
Spatial Negotiation of Policy in the Netherlands. National Science Foundation
Dissertation Enhancement Grant. US$11,990. (To fund Annemarie Bodaars, doctoral
research).
2002-2003. Principal Investigator. Capital-Driven and Public Participation Models of
Urban Governance: A Study of their Joint Influence on Urban Policy and Geography.
Ohio State University Center for Urban and Regional Analysis/Committee on Urban
Affairs. US$24,888.
2000-2003. Principal Investigator. Political Activism and the Production of Postindustrial
Urban Geographies: A Comparative Study of Columbus, Ohio and Austin, Texas. Ohio
State University Office of Research Seed Grant. US$19,919.


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TEACHING GRANT
2013-2014. Principal Investigator. Go to town: A U-Pass field trip & Photovoice
assignment to enhance student learning in an introductory urban geography course. SFU
Teaching & Learning Centre Teaching & Learning Development Grant. $10,000.

TRAVEL GRANTS
2012. Funding from the Regional Studies Association to give a keynote presentation at their
Ecological Regional Development conference, University of Luxembourg, June. ~$300.
2011. Funding from the Institute of Australian Geographers to participate in the IAG annual
conference as the guest of the IAG Urban Geography Specialty Group. ~$3,300.
2010. Funding from the Swiss Network for Mobility Research (MOVE) to participate in the
MOVE International Seminar: Mobile Constitutions of Society, University of
Neuchtel, June. ~$3,000.
2010. Funding from the UK Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) Centre for Research
on Socio-cultural Change, and the Leverhulme Trust to participate in the Assembled
Cities: Comparison, Learning, & Mobility workshop, Open University, Milton Keynes,
England, June. ~$750.
2008. Funding from the European Science Foundation to participate in the Right to the City:
New Challenges, New Issues conference, Vadstena, Sweden, October. ~$1,500.
2008. Funding from the Social Science Research Council to participate in the International
Conference on Inter-Asian Connections, Dubai, UAE, February. ~$1,500.
2006. Simon Fraser University / Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Travel
Award. For participation in the RGS-IBG conference, London. ~$1,500.
2003. Simon Fraser University / Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Travel
Award. For participation in the RGS-IBG conference, London. ~$1,500.
2002. Funding from the organizers to participate in the Globalization and Forgotten Places
Symposium, National University of Singapore, July. ~$2000.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS
Keynote & invited presentations at conferences & symposia
2012. Models, mobilities, metrics, & marketing: Brand politics and the Green(est) City ideal.
Regional Studies Association conference on Ecological Regional Development,
University of Luxembourg, June.
2011. More-than-urban ethnographies: A methodological conversation. Invited panelist, Liu
Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. December.
2011. Invited panelist, keynote panel discussion on mobile ideas and policies. Cascadian
Critical Geographies Conference. University of Washington, Seattle. November.
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2012. Thinking through Maraya: Mirrors, models, & movements. Symposium on the Maraya
project (http://marayaprojects.com/). Centre A Gallery, Vancouver. November.
2011. Situated knowledge on the move? Reflections on urban policy mobilities/immobilities.
Keynote address to the Urban Geography Study Group of the Institute of Australian
Geographers. Wollongong, NSW, July.
2010. Urban policy mobilities & global circuits of knowledge: Toward a research agenda.
Invited presentation, Assembled Cities: Comparison, Learning, & Mobility workshop,
UK Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) Centre for Research on Socio-cultural
Change, Open University, Milton Keynes, England, June.
2010. Conceptualizing the global circulation of urban built forms: Policy mobilities and the
spaces of assemblage. Keynote address to the Swiss Network for Mobility Studies
(MOVE) International Seminar on Mobile Constitutions of Society The Mobility of
Models of Built Form. University of Neuchtel, Switzerland. June.
2008. Down here: Situatedness, empowerment, and drug policy in Vancouver, British
Columbia. Keynote address to the European Science Foundation/UNESCO Chair
conference on The Right to the City: New Challenges, New Issues. Vadstena, Sweden,
October.
2006. Transfer agents and urban policy mobilities: Exploring the enactment of global policy
transfer in urban drug policy. Invited presentation as Economic Geography Research
Group Guest, Royal Geographical Society / Institute of British Geographers Annual
Meeting, London. September.
2002. Urban political economy beyond the Global City: Key moments in the development of
an ordinary city. Invited presentation, Globalization and Forgotten Places Symposium,
National University of Singapore. July.
2000. Miewald, C.E. & McCann, E.J. Restructured Lives, Restructured Places: Sites of Gender
Struggle in the Appalachian Coal Fields. Invited presentation, Producing Place(s):
Economy, Governance, and Resistance in the New Global Context Symposium. Miami
University, Ohio. May.

Invited presentations to academic units.
2013. Situating (im)mobility: Mobility, Friction, & the politics of harm reduction drug policy.
Department of Geography, University of Washington, Seattle. February.
2012. Frontier politics: Friction, situatedness, & (im)mobility in the global circulation of harm
reduction drug policy. Department of Geography, University of Toronto. October.
2012. Urban policies on the move. Department of Geography, University of Freiburg,
Germany. June.
2012. Policy boosterism, policy mobilities, and the extrospective city. Department of
Geography, University of Bremen, Germany. June.
2012. Political & policy movements shaping urban futures. Institute of Human Geography,
Goethe-Universitt Frankfurt am Main, Germany. May.
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2011. Situated & mobile: A geographical approach to the circulation of policies. Presidents
Faculty Lecture. Simon Fraser University. November.
2011. Urban assemblages: Territories, relations, practices, and power. University of Western
Sydney, Australia, Centre for Cultural Research. June.
2010. Drug policy mobilities: Following harm reduction through urban built environments.
SFU Faculty of Environment Public Lecture Series. October.
2010. Growing up? Planning for density and livability in Greater Vancouver, BC. Portland
State University, Department of Geography. June.
2008 Mobilizing urban policies: Toward a research agenda. Goethe-Universitt Frankfurt am
Main, Germany, Department of Geography. May.
2008 Levin, M.S., Lowry, G., McCann, E.J., & Tsang, H. Two False Creeks: Punctuated
Places. American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, School of Architecture
and Design. February.
2005 Expertise, Truth, and Mobile Urban Policies: Toward an Understanding of Vancouver in
Global Context. University of British Columbia Department of Geography. October.
2004. Urban Role Modeling: Geographical Imaginations in Urban Policy and Politics.
University of Washington Department of Geography. April.
2003. Mediating Urban Politics: Definitions of Quality of Life and the Struggle for Place.
University of Illinois Department of Geography. April.
2002. Spatial Scale, Temporal Scale, and the Politics of Smart Growth: The case of Austin,
Texas. The Ohio State University, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis. November.
2002. Were Number 1! The Geography, Politics, and Policy Implications of Best Places to
Live Rankings. Ohio University Department of Geography. September.
2002. Miewald, C.E. & McCann, E.J. Producing Place, Situating Gender Relations. The Ohio
State University Womens Studies Department Women in Development Group. April.
2001. Best Places . . .: The Print Media and the Construction of a Popular Geographical
Imagination. Wittenberg University, Ohio, Department of Geography. April.
2000. Making Space for Planning: A Geographical Perspective on Decision-Making and Public
Policy. The Ohio State University, Department of City and Regional Planning. May.
2000. Microgeography: Scale, Power, and the Spaces of the Urban Planning Process. Miami
University, Ohio, Department of Geography. February.
1996. Money Grubbers versus Tree Huggers? Discourses of Development in the Bluegrass.
University of Kentucky, Department of Anthropology, Development Workgroup. April.





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CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
Paper Presentations (asterisk indicates a refereed conference or session)
2013. McCann, E. & C. Miewald. Navigating spaces of care: Geographies of survival & zones
of encounter. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles,
April.
2013. Ward, K. & E. McCann. Where are we at? Reflections of studying relational policy.
Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, April.
2012. Mobile policies troubling urban politics. Paper presentation, AAG meetings. New York,
February.
2011. McCann, E. & K. Ward. Assembling urbanism: Following policies and studying
through the sites and situations of policy-making. Association of American Geographers
Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, April.
2011. Temenos, C. & E. McCann. Mobilizing sustainability in Whistler, BC: The production,
practice and circulation of a sustainability model. Association of American Geographers
Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, April.
2010. Temenos, C. & McCann, E. The Whistler Model: Producing, Practicing, and Packaging
Sustainably. Cascadia Critical Geographies Conference. University of Victoria, BC.
October. (Cristina Temenos presented the paper.)
2010. McCann, E.J., C. Miewald, & F. Ibez-Carrasco. The Hastings shuffle: A foodscape of
people with HIV/AIDS in Vancouvers Downtown Eastside. Canadian Association of
Food Studies Annual Conference, Montreal, QC, May.
2010. McCann, E.J. Drug consumption rooms: Policy mobilities, urban politics, and public
health. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April.
2009. McCann, E.J. Facts and friction: The politics of evidence in the mobilization of urban
drug policy. Cascadian Mini-conference on Critical Geographies. Kelowna, BC,
October.
2009. McCann, E.J. Policy mobilities and political spaces: A global geography of urban drug
consumption rooms. Canadian Association of Geographers annual meeting, Ottawa, ON,
May.
*2008. McCann, E.J. and Campbell, S.A. Urban policy and public health crisis: the complex
implications of epidemic infection & drug overdose death in Vancouver, Canada, 1994-
2008. International Sociological Association, Research Committee on the Sociology of
Urban and Regional Development (RC21) conference, Tokyo, December.
*2008. McCann, E.J. Urban/global: A geographical perspective on the role of cities and urban
activists in the politics of harm reduction. International Harm Reduction Association 19
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International Conference, Barcelona, May.
2008. McCann, E.J. & Ward, K. Relationality and/or territoriality? Toward a
conceptualization of cities in the world. Association of American Geographers Annual
Meeting, Boston, MA, April.
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*2008. Lowry, G., McCann, E.J., & Tsang, H. Asia In The Mix: Urban Mobilities From Hong
Kong to Dubai, via Vancouver. Inter-Referencing Asia: Urban Development and the Art
of Being Global a workshop held as part of the Social Science Research Councils
International Conference on Inter-Asian Connections. Dubai, UAE, February.
2007. McCann, E.J. & Campbell, S.A. Locating empowerment: Global circuits of knowledge
and drug user activism. Cascadian Mini-conference on Critical Geographies.
Bellingham, WA, October.
*2007. McCann, E.J. & Campbell, S.A. Harm reduction in the city: Spaces of hope under
neoliberal hegemony? University of British Columbia Urban Studies Symposium on
Social Justice, Neoliberalism, Cities: Methodologies and Open Questions, Vancouver,
BC, May.
*2007. McCann, E.J. & Campbell, S.A. Rescaling intergovernmental and activist relations:
urban drug policy innovation in Vancouver, BC. Urban Affairs Association Annual
Meeting, Seattle, WA, April.
2007. Mobilizing urban development policies: Comparative practices and circuits of knowledge
in the shaping of contemporary cities. Association of American Geographers Annual
Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April.
*2006. Catungal, J.P.C. & McCann, E.J. Displaced and violated: moral geographies of iconic
urban space. Thirteenth Annual Mini-Conference on Critical Geography, Columbus, OH,
October. (John Paul Catungal presented the paper.)
2005. The City in the World: Geographical Imaginations, Expertise, and Urban Policy.
Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. April.
*2004. Planning the Good City? Geographical Imaginations and Moral Geographies in Urban
Policy. International Geographical Congress, Glasgow. August. [Unable to attend due
to medical reasons. Paper read by Yonn Dierwechter.]
*2003. The Third Way in the Neighborhood and the Neighborhood in the Third Way: Political
and Geographical Strategy in US Urban Policy. Institute of British Geographers Annual
Meeting, London. September.
2003. Normative Discourses of Urban Life: Space, Place, and Representation in 'Best Places to
Live' Rankings. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans,
LA. March.
2002. Scale, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Space-Time. Ninth Annual Miniconference on
Critical Geography, Lexington, KY, November.
*2002. Urban Citizenship, Public Participation, and a Critical Geography of Architecture.
International Geographical Union conference on the Rights to the City, Rome, May.
2002. Taking New Urbanism Seriously: Implications for Urban Politics. Association of
American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. March.
2001. State Devolution, Governance, & the Politics of Rapid Urban Development: Lessons
from Austin, Texas Smart Growth & Neighborhood Planning Initiatives. Association of
American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York, NY. March.
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*2000. The Cultural Politics of Local Economic Development: A Case Study in the Production
of Urban Space. J. Warren Nystrom Dissertation Competition session, Association of
American Geographers Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. April.
1999. Acts of God: The Cultural Politics of Local Economic Development. Sixth Annual
Miniconference on Critical Geography, Cincinnati, OH, October.
*1999. Doctors of Space: GIS, Political Activism, and the Restructuring of Urban and
Regional Planning. GISOC99: An International Conference on Geographic Information
and Society, Minneapolis, MN, June.
*1999. Urban, Economic, and Cultural Geographies: Toward a Critical Theoretical Synthesis.
The Georgia Conference: Mapping Space and Time at the End of the Millennium,
Athens, GA. April.
*1998. Miewald, C.E. & McCann, E.J. A Question of Scale: Devolution, Local Populations,
and Agency in the Creation of Welfare Policy. American Anthropological Association
Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. December.
1998. Blowing Smoke: Scale, Competitiveness, and the Global Tobacco Industry. Association
of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston MA. March.
1998. McCann, E.J. & Miewald, C.E. Community Development. What is it Good For?
Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston MA. March.
1997. Contesting Development: The State and the Possibilities for Progressive Politics.
Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, TX. April.
*1997. Miewald, C.E. & McCann, E.J. More than Moonshine and Chewing Tobacco: The
Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival as Cultural Counter-Narrative. Appalachian Studies
Conference, Fort Mitchell, KY. March.
*1996. The Production and Representation of Racialized Geographies. Southeast Division of the
Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Athens, GA. November.
1996. Regulation Theory, State Form, and Economic Development in a Southern City.
Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC. April.
*1996. Mapping Appalachia: Prospects and Problems in Using Maps to Study Economic
Development in Eastern Kentucky. Appalachian Studies Conference, Unicoi State Park,
GA. March.
1996. The City in Black and White: Representing Community and Bounding Space.
Geography Graduate Student Conference. Lexington, KY. February.
*1995. The Institutional Narrative of Urban Development and Community. The Fourth
International Conference on Narrative: Unity and Diversity. Lexington, KY. November.
1995. Where do you Draw the Line? Urban Development and Symbolism in Lexington,
Kentucky. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. March.
*1994. Patrick Geddes, Spatial Thinking, and the Optics of Regional Planning. SEDAAG
Conference, Virginia Beach, VA. November.
1994. Neotraditional Developments: The Anatomy of a New Urban Form. Association of
American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. April.
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1993. The Socio-Economic Characteristics of Neotraditional Housing Developments.
Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. April.

Panelist, Discussant, or Related Role
2013. Panelist in session entitled, Intersecting with urban policy mobilities: research agendas,
critiques, possibilities. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los
Angeles. April.
2011. Discussant in session entitled, Geographies of Harm Reduction. Association of
American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, April.
2011. Discussant in session entitled, Representing & Imagining the City. Association of
American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, April.
2011. Invited chair for two sessions, Western Division Canadian Association of Geographers
conference, Burnaby, BC, March.
2010. Panelist in session titled: Assemblage and geography. Association of American
Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April.
2009. Invited moderator in panel titled: Contesting legacy. Global games and local legacies:
Understanding Olympics outcomes in host cities symposium, Vancouver, BC, October.
2008. Panelist in session titled: Author meets the interlocutors: Mark Purcells Recapturing
Democracy: Neoliberalization and the Struggle for Alternative Urban Futures.
Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, April
2008. Panelist in session titled: Assembling urbanism: Perspectives on cities in global
context. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, April.
2008. Panelist in session titled: Planning and the just city, an engagement with Susan
Fainstein. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, April.
2007. Discussant in session entitled, Discourses of Urban Livability and their Role in
Neighborhood Change. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San
Francisco, CA, April.
2007. Panelist in session titled: Becoming a Writer: Human Geography. Association of
American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April.
2006. Discussant, summing up the themes of the Cascadian Mini-conference on Critical
Geographies. Vancouver, BC, October.
2005. Panelist in session titled The Neoliberal City. Association of American Geographers
Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. April.
2004. Panelist in session titled States, City-Regions, and Geographies of Social
Reproduction. International Geographical Congress, Glasgow, August. [Unable to
attend due to medical reasons. Paper read by Rob Krueger.]
2003. Panelist in session titled Postcards from New Orleans. Association of American
Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. March.
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2002. Panelist in session titled Geographies of the New Urbanism IV. The New Urbanism
Debates: Towards an Interdisciplinary Research Agenda. Association of American
Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. March.
2002. Discussant in session titled Geographies of the New Urbanism I. Historical and
International Perspectives. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los
Angeles, CA. March.
2001. Discussant in session entitled Citizenship and Public Space. Association of American
Geographers Annual Meeting, New York, NY. March.
1998. Panelist in session titled New Urbanism/Neotraditionalism: Toward a Research
Agenda. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston MA. March.

Conference Organizing
2008. Invited member, organizing committee, The Right to the City: New Challenges, New
Issues, a conference funded by the European Science Foundation and the UNESCO chair
on urban politics and citizenship. Vadstena, Sweden, October.
2006. Co-organizer of the Cascadian Mini-conference on Critical Geographies, Vancouver,
BC (with Paul Kingsbury).

Session Organizing
2012. Co-organized three sessions on Troubling Urban Politics for the 2012 AAG meetings.
New York, February.
2010. Co-organizer with Kevin Ward of three sessions on, Assembling parts of elsewhere.
Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April.
2008. Co-organizer of one session on the topic, Assembling urbanism: Perspectives on cities
in global context. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA,
April (with Kevin Ward).
2008. Co-Organizer and introductory remarks for the Urban Geography Plenary Lecture
(speaker: Michael Brown; discussants: Roger Keil, Rachel Slocum). Association of
American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, April (with Robert Lake, on behalf
of the AAG Urban Geography Specialty Group and the journal, Urban Geography.)
2007. Co-Organizer and introductory remarks of the Urban Geography Plenary Lecture
(speaker: Melissa Wright; discussants: Fernando Bosco, Geraldine Pratt). Association
of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April (with Robert Lake,
on behalf of the AAG Urban Geography Specialty Group and the journal, Urban
Geography.)
2005. Co-organizer of one session on the topic, The City, the State, and the Politics of
Difference. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Denver, CO (with
Annemarie Bodaar).
2004. Co-organizer of three sessions (two paper sessions and a panel discussion) on the topic,
The New Path to a New City? Urban Politics Twenty One Years After Castells The
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City and the Grassroots. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting,
Philadelphia, PA (with Kevin Ward).
2003. Co-organizer of four sessions on the topic, Spatiality, Discourse, and Urban Life.
Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (with Jennifer
Speights-Binet).
2002. Co-organizer of one session titled Urban Governance, Alternative Forms of Decision-
making, and the Production of Urban Space. Association of American Geographers
Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, (with Sarah Elwood, Deborah Martin, and Mark
Purcell).
2001. Co-organizer of seven sessions on the topic, Urban Politics. Association of American
Geographers Annual Meeting, New York, NY, (with Mark Purcell, Deborah Martin, and
Michael Brown).
1998. Co-organizer, two sessions on the topic, Cuts into Competitiveness. Association of
American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, (with Kevin Ward).
1995. Co-Organizer, three sessions on the topic, The Restructuring of Urban Space.
Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, (with Jeff Popke).
1994. Co-Organizer, one session on the topic, topic: Critical Perspectives on Geographic
Thought. South Eastern Division of the AAG Annual Meeting, Virginia Beach, VA,
(with Oliver Froehling).

ADVISING
Post-doctoral Fellow
Marit Rosol, (Ph.D., Humbolt-Universitt zu Berlin, 2006). Topic: Research for a book on
community participation and neoliberal governance. (August, 2007 September, 2008).
Current position: Faculty, Goethe-Universitt Frankfurt am Main; Postdoctoral fellowship funded by
the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (German Academic Exchange Service).

Visiting Scholar
Aura Roig Forteza, (Ph.D. student, Anthropology, Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona). Topic:
A comparative ethnographic study of drug consumption facilities in Barcelona and
Vancouver: A gender perspective. (2011-2013)

Graduate Student Advising (Simon Fraser University unless otherwise noted)
Advisor: In Progress
Daniela Aiello (M.A., Geography). Topic: Food culture and gentrification in Vancouvers
Downtown Eastside. Advisor.
Andrew Longhurst (M.A., Geography). Topic: Antipoverty policy in Greater Vancouver.
Cristina Temenos (Ph.D., Geography). Topic: Global networks, policy mobilities, and drug
policy activism. Advisor.
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Advisor: Completed
2012. Widyarini Sumartojo (Ph.D., Geography). Topic: Indo-Canadian youth violence and the
politics of Canadian Multiculturalism: the case of Greater Vancouver. (Funded by a
SSHRC/Metropolis Project grant). Advisor.
Winner, AAG Ethnic Geography Specialty Groups Best Ph.D. Proposal award, 2005-2006.
Currently: Lecturer, Douglas College, Vancouver, BC.
2010. Stephanie Campbell (Ph.D., Geography). Productive consumption of the livable
neighborhood: The case of Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC. Advisor.
Winner, Deans Convocation Medal for best dissertation, Faculty of Environment, Simon Fraser
University.
Nominated for the CAGS/UMI Dissertation Award.
Currently: Adjunct Professor, Southern New Hampshire University.
2009. Nicole Stewart (M.A., Geography). Placing housing policy: Plans, challenges, &
advocacy in Vancouvers Downtown Eastside. (Funded by a SSHRC graduate
fellowship). Advisor.
Paper from thesis published: Stewart, N. 2009. Housing Challenges: A Study of Housing Provision
and Advocacy in Vancouvers Downtown Eastside. Proceedings of the Symposium on Challenges
to Sustainable & Affordable Housing. Vancouver: UBC.
Winner, Student Paper Award, 2009 Cascadia Critical Geographies Mini-Conference. Kelowna, BC.
October.
Currently: Policy and partnerships consultant, Affordable Housing Office, City of Toronto.
2009. Lynn Saffery (M.A., Geography). The art of citizenship: Myth-making and
neighbourhood change. (Funded by a SSHRC graduate fellowship). Advisor.
Currently: Design coordinator, Burnaby Village Museum.
2008. Annemarie Bodaar (Ph.D., Geography, Ohio State University). Cities and the
'Multicultural State': Immigration, Multi-Ethnic Neighborhoods, and the Socio-Spatial
Negotiation of Policy in the Netherlands (Funded by an NSF Dissertation Improvement
Grant). Advisor.
Currently: Housing policy advisor, Urban Development Department, City of The Hague, Netherlands.
2007. Cristina Temenos (M.A., Geography). Talking Trash: The Politics of Sustainability and
Waste Management in Whistler, British Columbia. Advisor.
Currently, Ph.D. candidate, Geography, Simon Fraser University.
2006. Jesse Proudfoot (M.A., Geography). At Street Level: Bureaucrats and the Spaces of
Regulation (Funded by a SSHRC graduate fellowship). Advisor.
Winner, AAG Urban Geography Specialty Groups Best Masters Thesis award, 2006-2007.
Winner, Canadian Association of Geographers Starkey-Robinson Award for best graduate thesis,
2008.
Currently: Postdoctoral fellow, De Paul University, Chicago.
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2003. Veronica Crossa (Ph.D., (ABD) Geography, Ohio State). Space and Politics in the 'City
of Hope': Changing Economic Development Strategies and the Social Production of
Urban Public Space in Mexico City. Advisor, 2000-2003 (including general exams).
Currently: Lecturer, Geography, University College Dublin.
2002. Sarah Starkweather (M.A., Geography and City and Regional Planning, Ohio State).
"Perceptions of Safety and the Rights to Space: Limitations and Strategic Responses."
Co-Advisor (with Jack Nasar, City and Regional Planning).
Winner, AAG Qualitative Research Specialty Group Masters Paper Award, 2002-2003.
Subsequently published as: Starkweather, S. 2007. Gender, perceptions of safety and strategic
responses among Ohio university students. Gender, Place and Culture 14(3), pp.355-370.
Currently: Lecturer, Geography, University of Liverpool.
2001. Widyarini Sumartojo (M.A., Geography, Ohio State). Contesting Place: Anti-Gay and
Lesbian Hate Crime in Columbus, Ohio. Advisor.
Subsequently published as: Sumartojo, R. 2004. Contesting Place: Anti-Gay and Lesbian Hate Crime
in Columbus, Ohio. In C. Flint, ed. Spaces of Hate: Geographies of Discrimination and
Intolerance in the U.S.A. New York: Routledge, pp.87-107.
Currently: Lecturer, Douglas College, Vancouver, BC.
2000. Joanna Machin (M.A., Geography, Ohio State). Beyond the Backyard: The Geo-
Strategies of Activist Networks. Advisor.
Currently: Head of Research, Institute for Volunteering Research, London.

Committee Member Ongoing
Ataman Avdan (Ph.D., Sociology). Topic: Neoliberalization and housing policy in Turkey &
Brazil.
Julia Aioki (Ph.D., Communications). Topic: Artistic practice and the production of space.
Dan Cohen (Ph.D., Geography, Univ. of British Columbia). Educational policy and policy
mobility.
Freya Kristensen (Ph.D., Geography). Topic: Urban sustainability policies, social movements,
and best practices.

Committee Member Completed
2013. Justin Rawlins (M.A., Sociology). Topic: From Wheat Fields to Mass Housing:
Ankaras Neoliberal Conjuncture.
2011. Cameron Owens (Ph.D., Geography). Contesting Sustainability in the Valley of the
Grizzly Spirit.
2011. Jesse Proudfoot (Ph.D., Geography). The anxious enjoyment of poverty: Drug
addiction, panhandling, and the spaces of psychoanalysis.
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2011. Annamarie Ruelle (M.A., Geography). The human gateway: Economic development
planning, geographic knowledge, and British Columbias Asia Pacific Initiative.
2011. Jamison Miller (M.A., Geography). Vancouver's auratic geographies.
2010. Thea Berretta (Ph.D., Sociology). Squatting, housing and homelessness politics in
Canadian cities. (Withdrawn.)
2009. Sean Connelly (Ph.D., Geography). Un-locking the potential for change: Community
mobilization for sustainable community development.
2009. Patricia Collins (Ph.D., Geography). Exploring the roles of urban municipal
governments in addressing population health inequities: prescriptions, capacities, and
intentions.
2008. Lisa Oliver (Ph.D., Geography). Examining the influence of the neighbourhood
environment on childhood obesity.
2008. Verda Kocabas (Ph.D., Geography). Toward integration of Bayesian networks with
geographic information systems and complex systems theory for urban land use change
modeling.
2005. Wendy Mendes (Ph.D., Geography). Creating a just and sustainable food system in the
City of Vancouver: The role of governance, partnerships and policy-making.
2005. Thomas Majek (M.A., Geography). The Hybridization of Lean Production: The Case of
Japanese Subsidiaries in the Polish Auto Manufacturing Industry. Committee member.
2003. Aurian Haller (Ph.D., Geography). Class Act: Mayworks and the Spaces of Cultural
Activism. Committee member.

2003. Su Yeul Chung (Ph.D., Geography, Ohio State). Segregation Change Under
Decentralization: A Case Study of Four Racial-Ethnic Groups in a Metropolitan Area.
Committee member for general exams.
2003. Stacey Isaacs (M.A., Geography, Ohio State). Normalization and the South African
City. Committee member.
2003. Annemarie Polderman (Ph.D., Geography, Ohio State). Womens Rural Livelihoods
under Transition: A Feminist Political Ecology Study. Committee member for general
exams.
2003. Alisdair Rae (M.A., Geography, Ohio State). Issues in the Socio-Spatial Organization
of Higher Education: The Case of the University of the Highlands and Islands
Millennium Institute (UHI). Committee member.
2002. Trevor Birkenholtz (M.A., Geography, Ohio State). Competitive Urban Sustainable
Development. Committee Member.
2002. Fernando Bosco (Ph.D., Geography, Ohio State). The Spatiality of Collective Action:
Flexible Networks and Symbolic Performances among the Madres de Plaza de Mayo in
Argentina." Committee member.
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2002. Jon Moore (Ph.D., Geography, Ohio State). Local Economic Development in the Post-
Industrial Service Economy: Manufacturing Communities in the Ohio River Valley.
Committee member.
2002. Ping-chuan Peng (Ph.D., Education, Ohio State). The Flow of International Education
from Taiwan to the United States in the Age of Globalization. Committee member for
general exams.
2002. Ben Piggot (M.A., Ohio State, History). A Study of Racial Integration in the 1950s:
Housing Developments in Philadelphia. Committee member.
2001. Alistair Fraser (M.A., Geography, Ohio State). Producing Space for the Emergence of
New Political Parties: The Constraints of Social Democratic Parties. Committee
member.
2001. Tara Maddock, (Ph.D., Geography, Ohio State). Science, Policy, and Stakeholders:
The Regulation of Water Quality in Ohio. Committee member.
2001. Jennifer Mandel (Ph.D., Geography, Ohio State). Survival to Surplus: Variation in
Livelihood Strategies Among Women in Porto Novo, Benin. Committee member.
2001. Bae-Gyoon Park (Ph.D., Geography, Ohio State). The Territorial Politics of Regulation
Under State Capitalism: Uneven Regional Development, Regional Parties, and the
Politics of Local Economic Development in South Korea. Committee member.
2000. Beth Anslinger (M.A., Geography, Ohio State). An Analysis of Geographical
Differentiation in Voting Patterns in South Africas 1994 Election. Committee member.
2000. Julie Weinert (M.A., Geography, Ohio State). A Framework for a Multilevel Gendered
Analysis of Ecotourism. Committee member.
1999. Jeffery Tremelling (M.A., Geography, Ohio University). Western Symbolism in New
Towns of the Developing World: A Case Study of Bintaro Jaya, Indonesia. Committee
member.

External examiner
2013. Elliot Siemiatycki (Ph.D. Geography, UBC). Consumption city: Precarious labour and
capital in Vancouver, British Columbia.
2012. Michael Soron (M.Urb., Urban Studies). The urban politics of Vancouvers Greenest
City agenda.
2011. Carolyn Thompson (Ph.D., Environment & Geography, Macquarie University,
Australia). Master-planned estates in the inner-city as an example of new-build
gentrification: Social and cultural change and governance.
2010. Annie Maubouls (M.Urb. Urban Studies). The North Shore Substance Abuse Task
Force: An assessment and analysis of drug policy making and practice through
partnerships.
2010. Linda Jansons (M.Urb., Urban Studies). Learning environments, learning practices and
the process of parks project design within Metro Vancouver.
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2010. Robert Rao (M.A., Communications). Urban cycling as the measure of the city:
Experience, policy and the cultural politics of mobility.
2008. Tracy Vaughan (M.Urb., Urban Studies). Collaborative practice towards sustainability:
The Southeast False Creek experience.
2007. DenaKae Beno (M.A., Anthropology). Where spirit meets matter: A participatory gaze
on collaborative planning for a United Church construction and development project.


TEACHING
Graduate seminars (SFU)
Geography 640. Seminar on Urban space and power.

Graduate seminars previously taught (SFU and elsewhere)
Introduction to graduate studies 1: Professional development.
Introduction to graduate studies 2: Research proposal.
Urban Studies 605. Introduction to Urban Studies (part of a team taught course).
Urban Studies 693. Geographical perspectives on urban politics.

Citizenship and the city (Ohio State).
Power, politics, and public space (Ohio State).
Global cities: Space, place, scale (Ohio State).
Public spaces/public spheres: Geographies of urban struggle (Ohio State).
Urban economies, ecologies, and cultures (Ohio University).
Critical perspectives on place (with Jonathan Smith, Texas A&M.)

Undergraduate classes (SFU)
Geography 261. Introduction to urban geography. (Social Sciences breadth course.)
Geography 362W. Geography of urban built environments. (Writing course.)
Geography 441. Cities, space, and politics.
Geography 442. A world of cities.

Undergraduate classes previously taught (other institutions, 1995-2003)
Introductory Human Geography (Texas A&M).
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Introductory World Regional Geography (Ohio State).
Third World Geography (University of Kentucky; Ohio University).
Environmental Geography (Ohio University).
Geography of the United States (Texas A&M; Ohio University).
Political Geography (Ohio University).
Urban Geography (Ohio State).
Cities, Cultures, and the Political Geography of Difference (Ohio State).

Direction of undergraduate honors theses
2007. Jason Hsieh. Cultivating community: The neighborhood as site of food security activism
in Renfrew-Collingwood, Vancouver. (Spring. Co-advised with Christiana E. Miewald,
SFU Centre for Sustainable Community Development. I am the advisor of record.)
2006. Rachael Morgan. A public investment: Sustainability planning for Southeast False
Creek. (Spring.)
2005. John Paul Catungal. Constructing and contesting place meaning: transgressive politics
and the negotiation of iconic public space. (Fall.)
Winner, AAG Urban Geography Specialty Groups Glenda Laws Best Undergraduate Student
Paper award, 2005-2006.
Revised version published as: Catungal, J.P.C. & McCann, E.J. 2010. Governing sexuality and
park space: Acts of regulation in Vancouver, BC. Social and Cultural Geography, 11 (1).

Undergraduate directed readings
2008. Michael Corman. Citizen participation and urban planning. (Spring.)
2007. Jennifer Koper. Neighborhood and community impacts of Olympics and other mega-
events. (Summer.)
2006. Cara Fisher. The rise of Best Practice models for urban sustainability. (Summer.)
2004. Christine Ryan. Tourism and urban development. (Summer.)

Guest Class Lecture
2011. Vancouver in the world: Globalization, urban policy, & boosterism. Geog/Urpl 305,
Introduction to the City. University of Wisconsin Madison. (Via video conference.)
February and September.




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PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
National/Disciplinary Service
Ongoing editorial board memberships:
Urban Studies, International Corresponding Editor (2012-Present).
Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers Book Series (2012-
Present)
Urban Geography (2006-Present).
Geography Compass (2005-Present).
2012. Tenure/promotion reviewer (US university).
2010-2011. Local Arrangements Committee, Association of American Geographers Annual
Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2011.
2008. Tenure/promotion reviewer (US university).
2006-2008. Chair, AAG Urban Geography Specialty Group.
2004-2006. Vice Chair, AAG Urban Geography Specialty Group.
1999-2002. Editor, AAG Urban Geography Specialty Group Newsletter.
1998-2000. Board Member, AAG Urban Geography Specialty Group.
2000. Coordinator of the AAG Urban Geography Specialty Groups sponsored sessions for the
AAGs Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA (with Katherine Jones).
1996-1997. Founder and owner, two email discussion lists for the NCGIAs Social History of
GIS (I-19) project.
Various Years. Proposal reviewer. Social Science and Humanities Research Council (2); US
National Science Foundation: Geography & Regional Science section (3); Political
Science section (1); Sociology section (1); European Funding Council on Cooperation in
the Field of Science & Technology (COST); Chilean National Commission for Scientific
and Technological Research (CONICYT), Research Partnerships Program (2); French
Research Foundation (ANR).
Various Years. Manuscript referee for the following journals:
Acme (2); Annals of the Association of American Geographers (3); Antipode (13); Area;
BC Studies; Economic Development Quarterly; Canadian Geographer (2); Cities; City &
Society (2); Cultural Geographies (formerly Ecumene) (3); Environment and Planning A
(9) ; Environment and Planning D: Society and Space (2); European Urban & Regional
Studies (2); Gender, Place and Culture; Geoforum (3); Geografiska Annaler B;
Geographical Review (2); Geography Compass; GeoJournal; Global Networks (2);
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (7); Journal of Geography (2);
Journal of Planning Education & Research; Journal of Planning Literature (3); Journal
of Urban Affairs; Mobilization; Philosophy and Geography; Planning Perspectives;
Political Geography (3); Professional Geographer (4); Progress in Human Geography
(4); Regional Studies; Scottish Geographical Journal; Social and Cultural Geography
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(5); Southeastern Geographer; Space & Polity; Transactions of the Institute of British
Geographers (2); Urban Affairs Review (3); Urban Geography (16); Urban Studies (9).
Various Years. Manuscript and Proposal reviewer for the following book publishers:
F.W. Freeman; Prentice Hall (2); Routledge (5); Sage; University of Minnesota Press
(2).

University Service (SFU unless otherwise noted)
Ongoing Service
2010 Present. Member, Burnaby Mountain College Steering Committee.
2005 Present. Member, The City Program Steering Committee.
2003 Present. Associate faculty-member, Urban Studies Masters Program

Past Service
2009 2012. Member, Faculty of Environment Graduate Curriculum Committee.
2009 2011. Member, University Committee for the Excellence in Teaching Awards.
2010. Member, SSHRC University Scholarships Selection Committee.
2009. Member, SSHRC University Scholarships Selection Committee.
2009. Invited presenter in a panel on "Making your Graduate Career a Success." Part of
Graduate Studies' campus-wide New Graduate Student Orientation.
2004-2006. Member, Graduate Urban Studies Program, Tenure and Promotion Committee.
2005. Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Undergraduate Certificate in Urban Studies.
2004-2005. Member, Regional Vancouver Urban Observatory Academic Steering Committee.
2003-2006. Member, Graduate Urban Studies Program, Steering Committee.
2004. Member, SSHRC University Scholarships Selection Committee.

1996. Editorial Collective, disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory (University of
Kentucky).

Departmental Service (SFU unless otherwise noted)
Ongoing Service
2013-Present. SFU Geography Brown Bag Speakers committee.

Past Service
2009-2012. Chair, Graduate Program.
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2006-2011. Organizer, Annual conference presentation practice session for graduate students.
2011. Acting Departmental Chair. May & June.
2011. Co-organizer, UBC/University of Washington/SFU Geography workshop for
doctoral students proposals. Friday Harbor Labs, WA.
2010-2011. Member, Geography Promotion & Tenure Committee.
2006-2008. Chair, Geography Library Committee.
2006-2007. Member, Geography Promotion & Tenure Committee.
2005. Member, Health Geography Faculty Search Committee.
2004-2006. Member, Geography Graduate Studies Committee.
2004-2005. Member, Cultural Geography Faculty Search Committee.

2003. Reviewer, Ohio State College of Humanities report on homeland security.
2002-2003. Charter member, Ohio State University Institute for the Study of Race and
Ethnicity in the Americas.
2002. Development of new introductory geography course, Making of the Modern
World (with Kevin Cox and Paul Robbins, Ohio State).
2000-2003. Ohio State Geography Speakers Committee.
1998-1999. Graduate Committee (Ohio University).
1997-1998. Infrastructure Committee (Texas A&M University).
1996-1997. Undergraduate Committee (University of Kentucky).

Community Service
Presentations
2012. Co-organizer and presenter in a community forum: Drugs, Crime and Addiction in
Surrey: Engaging Community Partners in Harm Reduction. SFU Surrey Campus,
Surrey, BC. November. (Co-organizers: William Damon and Cristina Temenos, SFU
Geography and the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users).
2011. Presentation to Vancouver City Council regarding raising building height limits in
Chinatown. April.
2011. Panelist, Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SFU Chapter) panel on Harm
Reduction on Campus. March.
2004 Planning for Urban Change: The North American Context. Invited expert presentation to
City of Kelownas Draft Strategic Plan Open House. June.
1997. The Geography of Urban Development in Central Kentucky. Bluegrass at the
Crossroads Symposium: Alternatives to Growth is Good. Sponsored by Kentuckians
for the Commonwealth. Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky. February.
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Media
2011. Quoted, Georgia Straight newspaper and Vancouver Courier newspaper
regarding raising building height limits in Chinatown. April.
2011. Interview, CBC Radio, Vancouver, On the Coast. Chinatown heights review.
March.
2011. Interview, Georgia Straight newspaper, Vancouver. Chinatown heights review.
March.

Memberships & other community service roles
2011. Academic media point-person, Vancouver Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood
Council/Carnegie Community Action Project campaign against raising building
height limits in Chinatown. March-April.
1997. Cartography and technical support for the Kentucky Highlands Empowerment
Zones Report to the People of Jackson County.
1996-1997. Member, Lexington Citizen Summit steering committee.
1995-1996. Member, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Expansion Area Master Plan study
committee.
1994. Member, Lexington Citizen Summit newsletter committee.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Association of American Geographers.
Canadian Association of Geographers.
Institute of British Geographers.
International Geographical Union, Commission on the Geography of Governance.
International Sociological Association, Research Committee 21 on the Sociology of Urban and
Regional Development (RC 21).
Metropolis BC (part of the international Metropolis network on immigration research).

REFERENCES
Available upon request.