Western University GeographyWestern Social Science

Faculty - Urban Development Program

Jason Gilliland
- Director, Urban Development Program
- Cross Appointment with School of Health Studies and the Department of Paediatrics

Jason Gilliland

Position: Professor
Email: jgillila@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 81239
Office: SSC 2431
biography

Research Interests

Urban studies, health geography, children's environments, GIS

Current Research

I am interested in hearing from prospective graduate students (MA, MSc, PhD) or postdoctoral fellows who are interested in research related to urban studies, health geography, children's environments and urban history. Please see my web site and contact me for details.

Teaching Interests:

Land Use and Development Issues; Graduate Seminar in Urban Geography; Advanced Urban Social Geography


Godwin Arku

Godwin Arku

Position: Associate Professor
Email: garku@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85343
Office: SSC 2427
biography

Research Interests

Housing and economic development; Urban development and policy analysis; Regional and local economic development policy and planning;  Third World development issues (esp. Africa)

Current Research

My current research focus is on economic development strategies of cities. In particular, I am interested in how cities are competing within international markets, attracting investment and labour to promote economic growth and enhancing the economic and fiscal health of their communities. I welcome applications from masters students interested in the topic of economic development and specifically those are who are interested in examining Ontario cities. I also welcome students who are interested in examining the impacts of provincial policies on the economic development efforts of cities. Finally I welcome masters students with their own research plan.

Teaching Interests:

People, Places and Landscapes; Urban Development; Urban Economic Development; Urban Geography of the Developing World


Milford Green

Milford Green

Position: Professor
No longer accepting graduate students
Email: mbgreen@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85025
Office: SSC 2415
biography

Research Interests

Foreign direct investment mergers


Jeff Hopkins
- Graduate Chair

Jeff Hopkins

Position: Associate Professor
Email: jhopkins@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85027
Office: SSC 2423
biography

Research Interests

Cultural geography, gender, public places

Current Research

My research interests as a cultural geographer span issues of urban-social culture (public places), politics of identities (new immigrants, genders, masculinities), and symbolic landscapes of various media (advertising, film). I am willing to discuss graduate research ideas and opportunities with both prospective MA and PhD students.

Teaching Interests:

Social Geography; Urban Culture; Cultural Geography; Geography of Gender; Advanced Cultural Geography


Jacek Malczewski

Jacek Malczewski

Position: Professor
Email: jmalczew@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85030
Office: SSC 2422
biography

Research Interests

Quantitative methods, location analysis, GIS

Current Research

I am looking for students interested in pursuing Masters or PhD level research in the area of GIS and spatial analysis. Possible thesis research topics include: (1) Web-based spatial decision support systems for land use-suitability analysis (GIS and programming skills required); (2) GIS and spatial statistics for crime analysis; (3) GIS and location-allocation methods for analyzing location patterns of the public and private sector facilities (e.g., health care, education, retailing).

Teaching Interests:

Introduction to Spatial Analysis; Spatial Statistics; Decision-making with GIS; Thesis; Introduction to GIS (Graduate); Advanced Spatial Analysis (Graduate)