Katherine Laycock

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Previous Degree

MSc Capacity Development & Extension and International Development Studies, University of Guelph
Hons. BA Political Science and Global Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University


  • Coordinate a bi-weekly speaker series on relevant planning issues
  • Coordinate one Speakers Panel per semester

Research Interests

  • Climate change adaptation
  • Urbanization
  • Communication networks
  • Public participation
  • Community cohesion
  • Communicative and transactive planning theory

Research Topic

My research seeks tangible solutions to information overload and unproductive communication networks, so local stakeholders can better plan for urban climate change adaptation, by asking the question: how is climate change adaptation information most mutually disseminated and collectively used by academe, community members, and adaptation implementers?