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Municipal Election 2010 experts

September 29, 2010

The fol­low­ing is a list of Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to experts who can com­ment on a vari­ety of issues relat­ed to the City of Toron­to Munic­i­pal elec­tion.

Vot­ing and elec­tions
Renan Levine
Depart­ment of Social Sci­ence
Office: 416–208-2651
Home: 416–848-1871
Note: Email to arrange inter­views

Cana­di­an pol­i­tics, Cana­da-US rela­tions
Glob­al­iza­tion and cit­i­zen oppo­si­tion
NAFTA and North Amer­i­can inte­gra­tion
Pierre Trudeau

Stephen Clark­son
Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege, Polit­i­cal Econ­o­my
St. George
Office: 416–978-2682
Oth­er Lan­guages: French

Cana­di­an pol­i­tics (par­ties, vot­ers, lead­ers, elec­tions)
Cana­di­an pub­lic pol­i­cy and admin­is­tra­tion
Provin­cial pol­i­tics (Ontario, the West, Que­bec)

Nel­son Wise­man
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence
St. George
Office: 416–978-3336 (home/office)
Note: Prefers to be phoned

Munic­i­pal Finance
Enid Slack
Insti­tute on Munic­i­pal Finance and Gov­er­nance
Munk School of Glob­al Affairs
Office: 416–946-0328
Home: 416–960-6052
Note: Email to arrange inter­views

Polit­i­cal adver­tis­ing and brand­ing
David Dunne
Adjunct Pro­fes­sor
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
St. George
Office: 416–978-8643
Cell:  (416) 666‑0687

Elec­tion law
Peter Rosen­thal
Depart­ment of Math­e­mat­ics
Fac­ul­ty of Law
St. George
Office: 416–978-3093
Note: Email to arrange inter­views

Women in Pol­i­tics
Beat­rix Dart
Asso­ciate Dean Exec­u­tive Degree Pro­grams
Pro­fes­sor of Strat­e­gy, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor,
Rot­man Ini­tia­tive for Women in Busi­ness
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Office: 416–946-7496
Cell: 416–834-6180

Women and Pol­i­tics
Sylvia Bashevkin
Depart­ment of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence
Prin­ci­pal, Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
Office: 416 978 7516

Elec­toral Geog­ra­phy, Geog­ra­phy of Polit­i­cal Attitudes/ Ide­ol­o­gy,
City-Sub­ur­ban Polit­i­cal Dif­fer­ences
Urban Social Inequal­i­ty, Urban Pub­lic Pol­i­cy

Dr. R. Alan Walks
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
U of T Cities Cen­tre, Geog­ra­phy
Office: 416–978-1260 and 905–828-3932
Note: Email to arrange inter­view

Non-cit­i­zen voting/municipal fran­chise

Phil Tri­adafilopou­los
Asst. Pro­fes­sor of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence
Depart­ment of Social Sci­ences Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Scar­bor­ough
Office: (416) 208‑4813, (416) 978‑7035
Home:  (416) 778‑7259
Cell: (416) 346‑8067,

Trans­porta­tion plan­ning
Richard Sober­man
Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus
Depart­ment of Civ­il Engi­neer­ing
Joint Pro­gram in Trans­porta­tion
Depart­ment of Geog­ra­phy
Office: 416–492-2114 x17
Home: 416–445-1869
Oth­er Lan­guages: Span­ish

Trans­porta­tion pol­i­cy and plan­ning
Infra­struc­ture finance and deliv­ery
Com­mu­ni­ty and region­al plan­ning
Mat­ti Siemi­aty­c­ki
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
Geog­ra­phy and Pro­gram in Plan­ning
St. George
Phone: (416) 946‑5145

Trans­porta­tion plan­ning, pol­i­cy analy­sis
Urban plan­ning
Trans­porta­tion emis­sions
Trav­el behav­iour analy­sis, mod­el­ing
Rela­tion­ship between urban form and trans­porta­tion
Sus­tain­able trans­porta­tion sys­tems and urban forms

Eric J. Miller
Direc­tor and Pro­fes­sor
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Cities Cen­tre
Depart­ment of Civ­il Engi­neer­ing
Office: 416–978-4076 or

Intel­li­gent trans­porta­tion sys­tems
Advanced traf­fic man­age­ment
Dynam­ic trans­porta­tion net­works

Baher Abdul­hai
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Civ­il Engi­neer­ing
Office: 416–946-5036

Trans­port plan­ning
Urban freight trans­porta­tion
Microsim­u­la­tion mod­el­ing
Trav­el demand mod­el­ling

Matt Roor­da
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Civ­il Engi­neer­ing
Office: 416–978-5976

Water­front rede­vel­op­ment (Toron­to)
Envi­ron­men­tal pol­i­cy (urban/municipal)

Gabriel Eidel­man
PhD Can­di­date (Polit­i­cal Sci­ence)
Home: (416) 938‑9559

Sus­tain­able urban infra­struc­ture
Christo­pher A. Kennedy
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Civ­il Engi­neer­ing
St. George
Office: 416–978-5978

Local Gov­ern­ment
Met­ro­pol­i­tan / region­al gov­er­nance
Met­ro­pol­i­tan / region­al plan­ning
Urban Pol­i­tics

Zack Tay­lor
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
U of T Scar­bor­ough Cam­pus
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Scar­bor­ough
Depart­ment of Geog­ra­phy
Depart­ment of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence
Cen­tre for Urban and Com­mu­ni­ty Stud­ies
Cities Cen­tre
Office: 416–287-7302

Demo­c­ra­t­ic the­o­ry
Phi­los­o­phy of cities

Frank Cun­ning­ham
Cities Cen­tre
Depart­ment of Phi­los­o­phy
Depart­ment of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence
St. George
Office: 416–978-5590
Home: 416–962-9788

Trans­porta­tion and land use
Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­o­gy

Ron, N. Buli­ung
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
Geog­ra­phy, Cities Cen­tre, Knowl­edge Media Design Insti­tute
Office: 905–569-4419
Cell: 647–405-7460
Home: 416–536-0433
Note: Email to arrange inter­views

Pri­va­cy, Sur­veil­lance, Broad­band infra­struc­ture
Andrew Clement
Fac­ul­ty of Infor­ma­tion
Office: 416–978-3111
Home: 416–922-0251
skype: andrewclement2

School Boards
Lead­er­ship in Edu­ca­tion
Edu­ca­tion Pol­i­cy

Ben Levin
Cana­da Research Chair in Edu­ca­tion Lead­er­ship and
Pol­i­cy Depart­ment of The­o­ry & Pol­i­cy Stud­ies
Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion
Office: 416–978-1157
Note: After 5 p.m. please email to arrange inter­views

Entre­pre­neur­ship, small busi­ness
Inter­na­tion­al­iza­tion of small busi­ness
Rep­u­ta­tion of new firms
Women entre­pre­neurs

Rebec­ca Reu­ber
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
St. George
Office/blackberry: 416–978-5705

Tax pol­i­cy and equi­ty
Wel­fare pol­i­cy (work­fare, dis­abil­i­ty pen­sion)
Pover­ty and home­less­ness

Ernie S. Light­man
Fac­ul­ty of Social Work
St. George
Home: 416–960-5797

Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment and Inter­na­tion­al Com­pet­i­tive­ness
Joseph R. D’Cruz
Pro­fes­sor of Strate­gic Man­age­ment
Joseph L. Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
St. George
Office: 416–978-4203
Home: 416 443 0545
Cell: 416–274-6496

Health ser­vices research
Pover­ty and health
Urban and inner city health

Stephen W. Hwang
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor; Direc­tor; Research Sci­en­tist
Depart­ment of Med­i­cine
Divi­sion of Gen­er­al Inter­nal Med­i­cine
Cen­tre for Research on Inner City Health
St. George
Office: 416–864-5991 or Pager: 416–864-5431

Home­less­ness, pover­ty, social pol­i­cy
Hous­ing, rental and sub­si­dized hous­ing
Neigh­bour­hoods and gen­tri­fi­ca­tion

David Hulchan­s­ki
Pro­fes­sor; Asso­ciate Direc­tor, Research
Fac­ul­ty of Social Work
Cen­tre for Urban and Com­mu­ni­ty Stud­ies
St. George
Office: 416–978-4093 or 416–978-1973
Cell: 416 509‑5806

Home­less­ness among women and fam­i­lies
Income secu­ri­ty – social assis­tance

Emi­ly Par­adis, PhD
Research Asso­ciate
Cities Cen­tre, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
Phone: 416–978-1345
Oth­er lan­guages: French
Note: Email to arrange inter­views

Cycling health and safe­ty
Active trans­porta­tion (espe­cial­ly bicy­cles) in the inner city
HIV pri­ma­ry care
Inner city health

Chris A. Cavacuiti
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Fam­i­ly and Com­mu­ni­ty Med­i­cine St. George
Office: 416–864-3096
Cell: cell 647–859-3096

Drink­ing water treat­ment opti­miza­tion
Micro­bi­o­log­i­cal mon­i­tor­ing
Dis­in­fec­tion and oxi­da­tion tech­nolo­gies
Com­pu­ta­tion­al meth­ods for process con­trol

Ron Hof­mann
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Civ­il Engi­neer­ing
Office: 416- 946‑7508

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