Western University GeographyWestern Social Science

Michael Buzzelli

Associate Professor


Contact Information

Office: Room 2429, SSC
Tel: 519 661-2111, 85329
Fax: 519 661-3750
E-mail: mbuzzel@uwo.ca
Personal Web Site

Research Areas

Higher education policy, research on teaching and learning, society-space relationships with a focus on housing, health and GIS

Research Interests

Higher education policy, research on teaching and learning, society-space relationships with a focus on housing, health and GIS


Publications & Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

Refereed Journals

Bassil, K, M Buzzelli, B Lanphear, P Peters, H Moffat (peer reviewed). The Canadian Atlas of Environment and Human Health. http://www.ehatlas.ca/
    • A multi-year (since 2008) large team project (in which I am co-PI and a lead   
    • SSHRC and CIHR funded among other sources. The first draft was launched on-
    line in Fall 2013. We continue to add and diversify Atlas content.

Oiamo, T.H., Luginaah, I.N., Buzzelli, M., Tang, K., Xu, X., Brook, J. and Johnson, M. (2012) Assessing the Spatial Distribution of Nitrogen Dioxide in London, Ontario' Journal of the Air and Waste Management Assocation 62(11): 1335-1345

Su, J., Larson, T., Gould, T., Cohen, M. and Buzzelli, M. (2009) 'Transboundary air pollution and environmental justice: Vancouver and Seattle compared' GeoJournal 74(2): 1-14

Poplawski, K., Gould, T., Setton, E., Allen, R., Su, J., Larson, T., Henderson, S., Brauer, M., Hystad, P., Lightowlers, C., Keller, P., Cohen, M., Silva, C. and Buzzelli, M. (2009) 'Intercity transferability of land use regression models for estimating ambient concentrations of nitrogen dioxide' Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 1: 1-11

Brauer, M., B. Ainslie, M. Buzzelli, S. Henderson, T. Larson, J. Marshall, E. Nethery, D. Steyn, J. Su. (2008) Models of Exposure for Use in Epidemiological Studies of Air Pollution Health Impacts. Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application XIX, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series Series C: Environmental Security 2008, pp 589-604.

Ainslie, B., Steyn, D.G., Su, J., Buzzelli, M., Brauer, M., Larson, T. and Rucker, M. (2008) 'A source area model incorporating simplified atmospheric dispersion and advection at fine scale for population air pollutant exposure assessment' Atmospheric Environment 42: 2394-2404

Su, J., Brauer, M. and Buzzelli, M. (2008) 'Estimating urban morphometry at the neighbourhood scale for improvement in modelling long-term average air pollution concentrations' Atmospheric Environment 42: 7884-7893

Buzzelli, M. (2008) 'The political ecology of scale in urban air pollution monitoring' Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 33(4): 502-517

Su, J., Brauer, M., Ainslie, B., Steyn, D., Larson, T. and Buzzelli, M. (2008) 'An innovative land use regression model incorporating meteorology for exposure analysis' Science of the Total Environment 390: 520-529

Su, J., Buzzelli, M., Brauer, M., Gould, T. and Larson, T.V. (2008) 'Modeling spatial variability of airborne levoglucosan in Seattle, Washington' Atmospheric Environment 42: 5519-5525

Chapters in Books

Buzzelli, M. (2008) 'Sense of Place, Quality of Life and (g)local Struggles for Environmental Justice' in Sense of Place, Health and Quality of Life ed J. Eyles and A. Williams (New York: Ashgate) 169-184

Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

PhD StudentsYearTitle
D. Crenna Current Urbanization in Canada as the evolution of increasingly complex systems
E. Songsore 2015 Wind Energy Development in Ontario: Factors Influencing Deployment and Policy Outcomes
MA StudentsYearTitle
C. McLean 2013 Attracting and Retaining Highly Skilled in Medium-Sized City-regions of Ontario: The Role of the Built Environment
K. Clemens 2012 Attracting and Retaining the Highly Skilled in Medium-sized City-regions of Ontario
E. Songsore 2011 Community responses to wind energy development in Ontario
J. Osborne 2010 Upgrade from Masters Program to PhD Program
G. McIntyre 2007 TBC

The University of British Columbia

H. Shulman 2007 TBC

Queen's University

T. Bache 2006 TBC

The University of British Columbia

K. Olson 2006 TBC

The University of British Columbia

C. Lightowlers 2005 TBC

The University of British Columbia

Housing Intern and Scholar Programme

StudentsYearTitle / University Affiliation
Y. Rollins 2013 Practitioner Perspectives on Social Housing Regeneration in Ontario Western University
E. Songsore (with
Gillian McGinnis)
2013 Municipal Incentives for Affordable Housing in Ontario Western University
V. Kuuire 2012 A Social Return on Investment (SROI) Framework for Mapping the Impact of Social Housing in Ontario, Canada Western University
R. Thomas 2012 Innovation in Canada's Social Economy: Social Enterprises in Affordable Housing University of British Columbia and University of Amsterdam
S. D'Addario 2011 A comparative Analysis of Strategies for Hidden Homelessness and Homeless Prevention in Northern Ontario York University
J. Kyser 2011 Suitability and Sustainability: Improving Frameworks for Aboriginal Housing in Canada University of Calgary
J. Osborne 2011 Vertical poverty re-examined: Living in High-Rise Apartment Buildings in Toronto's Inner Suburbs The University of Western Ontario
T. Thomson 2011 Rent supplement/housing allowance programs in Ontario The University of British Columbia
J. Woodhall 2011 International perspectives on rent supplement/housing allowance programs University of Waterloo
N. Falvo 2009 Homelessness, Program Responses, and an Assessment of Toronto's Streets to Homes Program Carlton University
A. Jinha 2009 Recession and Stimulus Spending: A Preliminary Examination of Stimulus Spending on Affordable Housing in Ontario University of Ottawa
H. Looker 2009 The Home ownership Component of the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program: Critical Analysis of Program Objectives University of Toronto
J. Mah 2009 Can Inclusionary Zoning Help Address the Shortage of Affordable Housing in Toronto? University of Toronto
H. Millar 2009 Rehousing Vancouver's Street-Involved Youth Simon Fraser University
C. Schuk 2009 Overcoming Challenges in Centralized and Decentralized Housing Models: Ontario and British Columbia Compared Queen's University
A. Slaunwhite 2009 Under Pressure: Affordable Housing in Rural Ontario Queen's University
S. Swanton 2009 Social Housing Wait Lists and the One-Person Household in Ontario University of Waterloo
A. Friendly 2008 Towards Food Security Policy for Canada's Social Housing Sector University of Toronto
A. Moskalyk 2008 The Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Funding Social Housing in Canada The University of Western Ontario
D. Wachsmuth 2008 Housing for Immigrants in Ontario's Medium-Sized Cities University of Toronto
A. Jones 2007 The Role of Supportive Housing for Low-Income Seniors in Ontario The University of British Columbia
M. Pitt 2007 Linking Social Housing and Energy Efficiency McGill University


GEO 2430 - Health GEography

GEO 3463 - Housing

GEO 4220 - The Geoweb & Geomedia