Jill Grant, Dalhousie University

Planning Professor Halifax, Nova Scotia jill.grant@dal.ca Office: (902) 494-6586

Bio/Research

Jill L. Grant began her career in anthropology, but switched to planning because of her interest in helping people find strategies for improving their living conditions. She has conducted field research throughout Canada, and also in Papua New Guinea, Japan, Europe, the US and UK. Her work looks ...

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Bio/Research

Jill L. Grant began her career in anthropology, but switched to planning because of her interest in helping people find strategies for improving their living conditions. She has conducted field research throughout Canada, and also in Papua New Guinea, Japan, Europe, the US and UK. Her work looks at the cultural context of community planning, exploring the values that planners, developers, and residents bring to the places they design and inhabit.

After 22 years of teaching environmental planning at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Jill joined Dalhousie University in 2001, as part of the merger of the NSCAD and Dalhousie planning programs. From July 2002 to December 2008 she served as Director of the School of Planning at Dalhousie.

Jill's teaching areas include social planning, community research methods, planning and environmental history, internship, community design, and community analysis. Through the years she has also taught research design, practical writing, planning theory, social criticism, rural planning studio, and international development planning.

Jill has served on the editorial boards of Plan Canada, Journal of the American Planning Association, Landscape and Urban Planning Journal, CJUR / Canadian Planning and Policy, Planning Theory and Practice, and the Encyclopedia for Quality of Life Research. She is one of the series editors for the RTPI Library Book Series (Routledge UK).

From 2004 to 2007, Jill was a member of the Joint Canada / Nova Scotia Environmental Review Panel for the Whites Point Quarry and Marine Terminal project.



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