Michael Buzzelli

Associate Professor


Contact Information

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

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

Buzzelli, M. and D. J. Allison (2017) 'Proposed Strategic Mandates for Ontario Universities: An Organisational Theory Perspective.' Canadian Journal of Higher Education 47, 3, 170-91.

Buzzelli, M. (2017) 'Air pollution and respiratory health: does better evidence lead to policy paralysis', in Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice, R. Holifield, J. Chakraborty and G. Walker, editors. London: Routledge.

Buzzelli, M., D. Brown, K. Lee and J. Mullin. (2017) 'VGI in the Geoweb: an experiment to test data reliability', in Volunteered Geographic Information and the Future of Geospatial Data, C. Campelo, M. Bertolotto and P. Corcoran, editors. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global. In-print book chapter published with undergraduates from Geography 4220.

Kennedy, J., C. Forchuk, G. Arku and M. Buzzelli (2017) '"Service providers" perspectives and residents’ experiences with the implementation of “Housing First” program in the city of London, Ontario, Canada'. Housing and Society, DOI: 10.1080/08882746.2017.1293429

Bassil, K, M Buzzelli, B Lanphear, P Peters, H Moffat (2016) The Canadian Atlas of Environment and Human Health. http://www.ehatlas.ca/

   A multi-year (since 2008) CIHR and SSHRC large team project (in which I am co-PI and a lead author).
   The Atlas team has grown and diversified. I remain involved however my role as PI and contributor has       come to an end (marked by my sabbatical in 2016).

Mclean, C. and M. Buzzelli (2016) 'The role of the built environment in attracting and retaining highly-skilled labour to smaller city-regions.' Annali di Ricerca e Studi di Geografia 72, 25-42.

Songsore, E & M Buzzelli (2016) 'The Value of Mixed Method Content Analysis for Understanding Renewable Energy Deployment and Policy Outcomes.' Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2016.1246245

Songsore, E & M Buzzelli (2016) 'Ontario’s Experience of Wind Energy Development as Seen through the Lens of Human Health and Environmental Justice.' International Journal of Research of Environmental and Public Health 13, 684, DOI:10.3390/ijerph13070684

Kuuire, V., G Arku, I Luginaah, M Buzzelli, T Abada. (2016) 'Obligations and Expectations: Perceived Relationship between Transnational Housing Investment and Housing Consumption Decisions among Ghanaian Immigrants in Canada.' Housing, Theory and Society 33 (4): 445-468

Kuuire, V, G Arku, I Luginaah, M Buzzelli, T Abada. (2016) 'Transnationalism-integration nexus: Examining the relationship between transnational housing investment and homeownership status in Canada.' Geoforum, 75, 168-79

Clemens, K and M Buzzelli (2015) 'The role of higher education in high-skilled labour attraction and retention in medium-sized city-regions of Canada.' Annali di Ricerca e Studi di Geografia 71, 3-12

Deacon, L, J Baxter and M Buzzelli. (2015) 'Environmental justice: An exploratory snapshot through the lens of Canada’s mainstream news media.' Canadian Geographer 59, 4, 419-432

Kuuire, V, G Arku, I Luginaah, T Abada, M Buzzelli (2015) 'Impact of Remittance Behaviour on Immigrant Homeownership Trajectories: An Analysis of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants in Canada from 2001 to 2005.' Social Indicators Research, DOI 10.1007/s11205-015-1011-9

Miao, Qun, Dongmei Chen, Michael Buzzelli & Kristan J. Aronson (2015) 'Environmental Equity Research: Review with a Focus on Outdoor Air Pollution Research Methods and Analytic Tools.' Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 70:1, 47-55

Emmanuel Songsore & Michael Buzzelli (2014) 'Social responses to wind energy development in Ontario: The influence of health risk perceptions and associated concerns.' Energy Policy 69, 285-296

Emmanuel Songsore & Michael Buzzelli (2014) 'Wind energy development in Ontario: a process/product paradox.' Local Environment 19, 1-24

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 Association 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 modeling 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 Students Year Title
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 Students Year Title
E. Asafo-Adjei Current Sustainability Development in Canada and Globally
E. Narh Current Economic development in Canada and Globally
A. Riveros Barrera Current T.B.A.
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 Program

Students Year Title / 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