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Pamela Robinson

Pamela Robinson


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Member SinceMay 9, 2016CoLab Points (actual)
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I am an Associate Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada;  a Registered Professional Planner (Ontario) and a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. Prior to joining the faculty at Ryerson, I was a lecturer in the Urban and Environmental Studies programs at Innis College, University of Toronto. I am currently a partner of Robinson & Gore Policy and Planning with Dr. Christopher Gore (Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson). 
My research explores the role of design, governance and civic engagement in advancing urban sustainability.

For the last 10 years, I have been conducting research on Canadian municipal response to climate change. And, I am the past Coordinator of the Ryerson Faculty of Community Services Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 

I am the author of numerous articles and book chapters on Canadian municipal response to climate change. I am the co-editor with Ann Dale and Bill Dushenko of a recently accepted edited volume about third-generation urban sustainability responses. I am also the  "Green Space" columnist for Spacing Magazine (

I am the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation (, a board member of the George Cedric Metcalf Foundation ( and recently served as the Vice Chair of the Metrolinx Community Advisory Committee for the Electrification Study ( I am in my second term as a board member of the UN-Habitat Research Advisory Service ( In the spring of 2011, I was invited to participate in the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on Women in University Research (



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Pamela Robinson joined the Climate CoLab communityMay 9, 2016