university of toronto | department of geography and planning | 2013
The Rouge National Urban Park is a large greenspace situated in one of Canada’s most urbanized regions. The park has a notable history of civil society involvement, and my research examined its management and governance structure.
My thesis was titled Urban Greenspace, Civil Society and Science: The Creation and Management of the Rouge Park, Ontario, Canada. This research contributes to the metropolitan governance, civil society, and resource management literature in that I investigate the outcomes of participatory initiatives within the environmental planning process, and how it can be impacted by residents. My supervisor was Dr. André Sorensen.