BCD Theses

Our BCD students conduct independent research in their final year. Below are some examples of their work. Where possible, we have included links to the executive summaries and final reports.

2017

Abbott, Ben. "A Study of Urban Redevelopment in Halifax, Nova Scotia."

Supervisor: Jill Grant.

Al-Sharari, Mona. "Measuring Walkability of Rural Areas: A Case Study of Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia."

Supervisor: Patricia Manuel.

 

Banks, Jeremy. "Where’s the woodlot? Documenting Change on the Halifax Common from 1750 to 2012."

Supervisor: Eric Rapaport.

 

Bernier, Guillaume. "The Effect of Streetscape Characteristics on Human Usage of Mixed-Use Space."

Supervisor: Frank Palermo.

Burris, Joanna. "Contention on Purcell’s Cove Road: A Case Study of the Boscabel on the Arm Development Process."

Supervisor: John Zuck

 

Collyer, Steven. "Fire Landscape Interpretation in the Williams Lake Backlands."

Supervisor: John Zuck.

 

de Moissac, Daniel. "Using Historical Geographic Information Systems to Observe Land Use Change in the Cogswell Neighbourhood of Halifax, NS from 1878 to 2016."

Supervisor: Eric Rapaport.

Dellapina, Sam. "Accessibility at the Hydrostone Market."

Supervisor: Mikiko Terashima.

 

Gosse, Justin. "Commuter Rail Site Selection for Mount Saint Vincent University Campus."

Supervisor: Ren Thomas.

Grabinsky, Cole. "Interpretation Planning of the Purcells Cove Granite Quarries."

Greenberg, Amy. "Siting Location Alternatives for a Rail Station to Serve Studley Campus of Dalhousie University and Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia."

Supervisor: Ren Thomas.

Groat, Rachael. "Interpretation Planning of the Purcells Cove Granite Quarries."

Martin, Kara. "Analysis of climate change adaptation trends in select Canadian municipal plans, development plans or planning strategies."

Supervisor: Patricia Manuel.

Million, Julia. "Social Interaction in Public Space for Aging Populations."

Supervisor: Mikiko Terashima

 

Mowbray, Brenna. "Neighbourhood change in the Hydrostone."

Supervisor: Mikiko Terashima.

 

Musleh, Wala. "Comparative Analysis of Bicycling Plans in Canadian Cities."

Supervisor: Patricia Manuel.

 

Nightingale, Peter. "Exploring Planning Legacies of the Halifax Explosion."

Supervisor: Patricia Manuel.

O’Connor, Carson. "The Functions of Carmichael Street and George Street, Halifax."

Supervisor: Frank Palermo.

Rennehan, Christopher. "Documenting Land Use Change on the Halifax Waterfront."

Supervisor: Eric Rapaport.

 

Romaneh, Leen. "Evaluating Pedestrian, Biking and Transit Connections to University Campuses."

Supervisor: Ren Thomas.

Searls, Tyler. "Watershed Integrity: An Operational Definition and Measurement Tool."

Supervisor: Eric Rapaport.

Client: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources.

 

Shareghi Boroujeni, Ardalan. "Promoting Accessible Taxis in Halifax."

Supervisor: Mikiko Terashima.

Sonier, Katie. "Background study for future geo-heritage interpretation planning of gold mines in East Hants, Nova Scotia."

Supervisor: John Zuck.

Client: Municipality of East Hants. 

 

Taylor, AJ. "What Commercial Spaces Have Been Built in Halifax’s Downtown Since the 2009 Downtown Halifax Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy?"

Supervisor: Jill Grant.

 

Taylor, Megan. "Understanding Opportunities to and Barriers for Physical Activity for Youth in Rural Areas: Case Study of Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia."

Supervisor: Patricia Manuel.

Williams, Tessa. "Exploring Hydrology and Encouraging Responsible Recreation through Interpretation in the Williams Lake Backlands."

Supervisor: Patricia Manuel.

 

Willwerth, Nick. "Money, Politics, and Housing: Financialization of Halifax’s Residential Real Estate."

Supervisor: Jill Grant.

Zhan, Yuedi. "Examining Aging-friendliness of Downtown Halifax Through the Perspective of Walkability."

Supervisor: Mikiko Terashima.

Zhu, Qiangiao. "Who is doing all the building?"

Supervisor: Jill Grant.

 

2014

Reeves, Yvonne. "Interpretation Planning at Courthouse Hill, East Hants."

2012

Maguire, Thomas. "Barrington Street: Inspiration for Halifax's Historic Streetscape."