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Jeffrey Squire

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Department of Social Science

Assistant Professor

Office: 832A Ross Building North
Phone: 416-7362100 Ext: 33464
Email: squirej@yorku.ca

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Dr. Jeffrey Squire is a faculty member in the Department of social science, York University where he teaches in the Urban Studies Program. His research and academic background lie in the domains of Urban Political Ecology and Critical Development Studies. Dr. Squire is currently investigating the Political Economy of Plastic Packaging in African cities using Accra (Ghana) and Kigali (Rwanda) as case studies.

Dr. Squire’s approach to teaching is rooted in critical pedagogy with emphasis on experiential education and community-based learning. He is a social justice advocate who incorporates anti-oppression, advocacy as well as equity principles in his research and teaching.

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Degrees

PhD, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Waterloo
MES, Environmental Studies, York University
BA (Hons double Major) Political Science and African Studies, York University

Research Interests

, Urban Political Ecology; Urban Planning; Critical Development Studies; Postcolonial Cities; Governance; Waste & Water Management; Pollution; Health and Development; Social Exclusion; Popular Culture in Africa
Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Squire, J.N.T., (2017). Mitigating the Korle Lagoon Ecological Pollution Problem in Accra, Ghana. A Framework for Urban Management of the Environment (FUME). In Water, Energy, Food and People across the Global South: 'The Nexus' in an Era of Climate Change. Larry Swatuk and Corrine Cash, eds, 2017. (Palgrave: Macmillan)

2017

Squire, J.N.T., (2015). “Ebola in West Africa: Equity and Human Rights Issues in the Global Response. A Synthesis”. In Righting Humanity in Our Time. Jacobs and Visano (2015). APF Press, Toronto

2015

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Squire, J.N.T., (2016). Environmental and Public Health Effects of Plastic Packaging Debris in Accra, Ghana: Assessing a Policy Role for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International, ISSN: 2454-7352, Vol.: 6, Issue: 2

2016

Squire, J.N.T., (2015). An Integrated Approach to Urban Waste Management in a Developing Country: A Case Study of the Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana. British Journal of Applied Science & Technology 01/2015; 8(6):602-607. DOI: 10.9734/BJAST/2015/16999

2015

Squire, J.N.T., (2013). “Biomedical Pollutants in the Urban Environment and Implications for Public Heath: A Case Study”. ISRN Public Health, vol. 2013 ISRN Public Health Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 497490,

2013


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC4735 6.0 A Seminar in Urban Theory SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC1733 6.0 A World of Cities LECT
Fall 2020 AP/SOSC3760 3.0 A The Toronto Urban Region SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/SOSC3745 3.0 M Urban Governance, Politics, and Policy SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC4735 6.0 A Seminar in Urban Theory SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC1733 6.0 A World of Cities LECT


Dr. Jeffrey Squire is a faculty member in the Department of social science, York University where he teaches in the Urban Studies Program. His research and academic background lie in the domains of Urban Political Ecology and Critical Development Studies. Dr. Squire is currently investigating the Political Economy of Plastic Packaging in African cities using Accra (Ghana) and Kigali (Rwanda) as case studies.

Dr. Squire’s approach to teaching is rooted in critical pedagogy with emphasis on experiential education and community-based learning. He is a social justice advocate who incorporates anti-oppression, advocacy as well as equity principles in his research and teaching.

Degrees

PhD, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Waterloo
MES, Environmental Studies, York University
BA (Hons double Major) Political Science and African Studies, York University

Research Interests

, Urban Political Ecology; Urban Planning; Critical Development Studies; Postcolonial Cities; Governance; Waste & Water Management; Pollution; Health and Development; Social Exclusion; Popular Culture in Africa

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Squire, J.N.T., (2017). Mitigating the Korle Lagoon Ecological Pollution Problem in Accra, Ghana. A Framework for Urban Management of the Environment (FUME). In Water, Energy, Food and People across the Global South: 'The Nexus' in an Era of Climate Change. Larry Swatuk and Corrine Cash, eds, 2017. (Palgrave: Macmillan)

2017

Squire, J.N.T., (2015). “Ebola in West Africa: Equity and Human Rights Issues in the Global Response. A Synthesis”. In Righting Humanity in Our Time. Jacobs and Visano (2015). APF Press, Toronto

2015

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Squire, J.N.T., (2016). Environmental and Public Health Effects of Plastic Packaging Debris in Accra, Ghana: Assessing a Policy Role for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International, ISSN: 2454-7352, Vol.: 6, Issue: 2

2016

Squire, J.N.T., (2015). An Integrated Approach to Urban Waste Management in a Developing Country: A Case Study of the Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana. British Journal of Applied Science & Technology 01/2015; 8(6):602-607. DOI: 10.9734/BJAST/2015/16999

2015

Squire, J.N.T., (2013). “Biomedical Pollutants in the Urban Environment and Implications for Public Heath: A Case Study”. ISRN Public Health, vol. 2013 ISRN Public Health Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 497490,

2013


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC4735 6.0 A Seminar in Urban Theory SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC1733 6.0 A World of Cities LECT
Fall 2020 AP/SOSC3760 3.0 A The Toronto Urban Region SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/SOSC3745 3.0 M Urban Governance, Politics, and Policy SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC4735 6.0 A Seminar in Urban Theory SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC1733 6.0 A World of Cities LECT