Graduate planning students in PLAN 675 Canadian Suburbanisms

Working Papers Reading Course

PLAN 675: Course Description and Objectives

Spring 2012

Markus Moos lecturing in a PLAN 675 meeting

This special topics reading course is intended as an opportunity for graduate students in the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo to become involved in on-going research on Canada’s changing suburbs. The course is inspired by the instructor’s involvement in the SSHRC funded research on Global Suburbanisms.

The objectives of the course are to continue building on students’ knowledge of the research process, to enhance their understanding of Canadian suburbanism, and to further develop their understanding of the writing and publishing process. Students will write one working paper on the changing suburbs, and/or its internal diversity, of a specific Canadian metropolitan area. Select guests from the School, and if feasible beyond, with relevant experience will speak with students about the writing and publishing process.

We will post summaries from our class meetings and guest speakers on the Atlas of Suburbanism webpage to make the discussions available to a broader audience. The working papers will also be made available on-line.

Please see for a complete list of student involvement in the Global Suburbanisms project.

Markus Moos
School of Planning
University of Waterloo


School of Planning | University of Waterloo

Faculty of Environment | University of Waterloo

This research was supported by SSHRC through funding from the MCRI Global suburbansims: governance, land, and infrastructure in the 21st century (2010-2017)