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Jill L. Grant

Professor

School of Planning

Email: jill.grant@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-6586
Fax: 902-423-6672
Mailing Address: 
5410 Spring Garden Road
PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2
 

Education

  • BA, University of Western Ontario
  • MA, McMaster University
  • MA, University of Waterloo
  • PhD, University of Waterloo

Research Interests

Professor Grantʼs research examines planning theory and practice to understand how cities work and how planning can improve places that are important to us. Her recent studies profiled trends in planning Canadian suburbs, neighbourhood change in Halifax, coordinating multiple plans, and the influence of creative class and creative cities ideas on planning practice.

Selected Publications

  • Grant, Jill, ed. 2014. Seeking Talent for Creative Cities: The Social Dynamics of Innovation. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Grant, Jill, ed. 2008. A Reader in Canadian Planning: Linking Theory and Practice. Scarborough: Thomson Nelson Academic.
  • Grant, Jill, ed. 2006. Planning the Good Community: New Urbanism in Theory and Practice. London: Routledge.
  • Sorensen, André, Peter Marcotullio, and Jill Grant, ed. 2004. Towards Sustainable Cities: East Asian, North American and European Perspectives on Managing Urban Regions. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.
  • Grant, Jill. 1994. The Drama of Democracy: Contention and Dispute in Community Planning. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Professional Accreditation

  • Fellow, Canadian Institute of Planners (FCIP)
  • Nova Scotia Licensed Professional Planner (LPP)

Selected Honours and Awards

  • Reviewer Award, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Journal of Planning Education and Research, 2012
  • Award for Planning Excellence, Canadian Institute of Planners, for “Experiential Planning: A Practitioner’s Account of Vancouver’s Success” (paper published in Journal of the American Planning Association), 2010
  • Award for best feature article, Plan Canada, Canadian Institute of Planners, for “Rethinking the Public Interest as a Planning Concept," 2006
  • Award for Planning Excellence, Canadian Institute of Planners, for “Mixed Use in Theory and Practice” (published in Journal of the American Planning Association), 2003
  • Award for best feature article, in Plan Canada, Canadian Institute of Planners, for “Can Planning Save the Suburbs?” 2000

Service Activities

  • Series Editor, Royal Town Planning Institute (UK) Planning Library Series, Routledge, Taylor & Francis
  • Associate Editor, Planning Theory and Practice, Taylor and Francis Publishers
  • Joint Canada/Nova Scotia Environmental Assessment Review Panel, 2004–2007
  • Director, School of Planning, 2002–2008, 2013.
  • Vice President and Academic Dean, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1995–1998