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Douglas G. Young

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Department of Social Science

Associate Professor

Office: 702 Ross Building South
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext: 77829
Email: dogoyo@yorku.ca

When I was in high school in Hamilton, Ontario I read Peter Hall's "World Cities" and Jane Jacobs' "The Death and Life of Great American Cities." I think from that point on 'the urban' became a leitmotif in my life. I have worked at different times in my life as an architect, an urban planner and a developer of non-profit housing co-operatives. My current research focuses on how people live in the 21st century with the legacies of 20th century modernist and socialist urbanisms. I have conducted research on that topic in Berlin, Hanoi and Stockholm. Other areas of research interest include the in-between city of post-suburbia, and very generally urban planning and development. I find that the most personally rewarding research projects are ones in which I actively engage with and support community-based and directed initiatives.

Degrees

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Toronto
Post-graduate Diploma Planning Studies, Architectural Association, London U.K.
PhD Environmental Studies, York University

Research Interests

Urban Planning/Design , Geography, Legacies of Socialist and Post-socialist Cities


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/SOSC4700 6.0 A Urban Studies Seminar SEMR

When I was in high school in Hamilton, Ontario I read Peter Hall's "World Cities" and Jane Jacobs' "The Death and Life of Great American Cities." I think from that point on 'the urban' became a leitmotif in my life. I have worked at different times in my life as an architect, an urban planner and a developer of non-profit housing co-operatives. My current research focuses on how people live in the 21st century with the legacies of 20th century modernist and socialist urbanisms. I have conducted research on that topic in Berlin, Hanoi and Stockholm. Other areas of research interest include the in-between city of post-suburbia, and very generally urban planning and development. I find that the most personally rewarding research projects are ones in which I actively engage with and support community-based and directed initiatives.

Degrees

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Toronto
Post-graduate Diploma Planning Studies, Architectural Association, London U.K.
PhD Environmental Studies, York University

Research Interests

Urban Planning/Design , Geography, Legacies of Socialist and Post-socialist Cities



Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/SOSC4700 6.0 A Urban Studies Seminar SEMR