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.
Jill's current research projects include examining trends in residential environments, the theory and practice of planning suburbs, the influence of new urbanism on Canadian planning practice, the planning response to gated communities in Canada, planning for creative cities (with special interest in the needs of music and cultural sector workers), neighbourhood change, and health and the built environment.
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Her general research interests include the cultural context of community planning, social planning, neighbourhood planning, suburban environments, land use disputes, development patterns, public participation in the planning process, history of planning, history of cultural landscapes, housing issues, site planning for sustainable development, industrial park planning, industrial ecology, health and the built environment, and creative cities planning.
Jill has often involved colleagues and students in her research during the last two decades. Many joint publications with students have resulted from the research. Several students are currently working on research projects.
RECENT RESEARCH GRANTS:
2012-2019. SSHRC Partnership Grant. "Neighbourhood change, diversity and inequality in global cities". [PI = J David Hulchanski, University of Toronto]
2010. Atlantic Metropolis Centre, Strategic Grant. "Attracting and retaining immigrant artists and cultural workers".
2009-2013. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Standard Research Grant, “Trends in residential environments: planning and inhabiting the suburbs”.
2008-2009. With Karin Kronstal (Master of Planning student). “Evaluating the Halifax Immigration Plan”. Metropolis Atlantic Centre, Pilot Project Funding.
2007-2012. Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Canadian Institues for Health Research. Renee Lyons and Jill Grant (co-principal applicants) “Optimizing investments in the built environment to reduce youth obesity”.
2007-2010. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Standard Research Grant. PI = Pierre Filion, University of Waterloo. “Smart growth in practice”. (co-applicant)
2006-2012. Major Collaborative Research Initiatives, “Social dynamics of economic performance: Innovation and creativity in city-regions”, Principal Investigator David Wolfe (University of Toronto). (co-applicant)
2006-09. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Standard Research Grant, “Theory and practice of planning the suburbs”. (principal investigator)
2006-2009. Infrastructure Canada. Roger Keil, Tricia Wood, Engin Isin, Doug Young, York University. “In-between infrastructure: urban connectivity in an age of vulnerability”. (collaborator)
2006. Conference Board of Canada. Ray Cote and Jill Grant. Industrial ecology and cities. (Co-investigator)
2004-2009. Canadian Institutes of Health Research “Environmental diagnostics”. [Atlantic Health Promotion Centre] (co-applicant)
2002-2005. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, "Gated communities in Canada: the planning response." 2000-2001: [With research team headed by Ray Côté, Dalhousie University] Climate Change Action Fund. "Industrial parks and climate change".
2000-2001. [With research team headed by Ray Côté, Dalhousie University] Climate Change Action Fund. "Industrial parks and climate change".
1999-2002. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Evaluating the adoption of "new urbanism" (with an overlay of sustainable development) as a model of community planning.
1998-1999. Japan Foundation Research Fellowship. "Planning sustainable communities in Japan". Research fellowship. Chukyo University, Toyota, Japan, 1 February 1999 to 30 May 1999.
2010. Award of Excellence, Planning Publication: For "Experiential planning", Canadian Institute of Planners.
2008. Plan Canada Recognition Award. Prize for book, “Reader in Canadian Planning”, Canadian Institute of Planners.
2008. Elected as Fellow, Canadian Institute of Planners.
2007. Honourable mention. International planning. Awards for Planning Excellence, Canadian Institute of Planners (for “Planning the Good Community: New Urbanism in Theory and Practice”.)
2006. Award for Plan Canada Feature Article of the Year, Canadian Institute of Planners. (For my article “Rethinking the public interest as a planning concept,” published 2005)
2003. Award of Excellence for Impact on the Profession, Canadian Institute of Planners (for my research on “Mixed use in theory and practice”)
2001. Citation from the Nova Scotia Legislature, Resolution 753
2000. Award for Plan Canada Best Feature Article for 1999, Canadian Institute of Planners (for my article “Can planning save the suburbs?”).
1999. Japan Foundation Research Fellowship (for study in Japan)
ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS
2012. Jill L Grant and Ben Buckwold. Precarious creativity: immigrant cultural workers in Halifax. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy, and Society [published online July 2012]
2012. Jeffrey Wilson, Peter Tyedmers, and Jill Grant. Measuring environmental impact at the neighbourhood level. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management [Published online March 2012]
2012. Jill L Grant, Leifka Vissers, and James Haney. Early town planning legislation in Nova Scotia: The role of local reformers and international experts. Urban History Review 40(2): 3-14.
2012. Jill L Grant and Marcus Paterson. Scientific cloak/ romantic heart: Gordon Stephenson and the redevelopment study of Halifax, 1957. Town Planning Review 83(3): 319-336. [R]
2012. Raquel Clement and Jill L Grant. Enclosing paradise: the design of gated communities in Barbados. Journal of Urban Design 17(1): 43-60 [R]
2011. Lilith Finkler and Jill L Grant. Minimum separation distance bylaws for group homes: the negative side of planning regulation. Canadian Journal of Urban Research 20(1): 33-56. [R]
2011. Jill L Grant. Storytelling, group dynamics, and professional cultures: lessons from a focus group study. Planning Theory and Practice 12(3): 407-425. [R]
2011. Brian Hracs, Jill L Grant, Jeff Haggett, and Jesse Morton. 2011. A tale of two scenes: Civic capital and retaining musical talent in Toronto and Halifax. The Canadian Geographer 55(3) [published online 27 June. DOI.1111/].1541-0064.2011.00364.x [R]
2011. Cristiana Frittaion, Peter Duinker, and Jill L Grant. Suspending disbelief: influencing engagement in scenarios of forest futures. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 78 (3): 421-430 [DOI information: 10.1016/j.techfore.2010.08.008] [R]
2011. Jill L Grant and Patricia M Manuel. Policy-maker perspectives on youth health and the built environment: focus groups with Atlantic Canada planners. Planning Practice and Research 26(1): 43-57 [R]
2011. Jill L Grant and Katherine Perrott. Where is the café? The challenge of making retail uses viable in mixed use suburban developments. Urban Studies 48(1): 177-195. (first published online June 7, 2010 as doi:10.1177/0042098009360232) [R]
2011. Gillad Rosen and Jill L Grant. Reproducing difference: gated communities in Canada and Israel. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 35(4): 778-793 (published online in July 2010 – DOI:10.111/j.1468-2427.2010.00981x [R]
2010. Cristiana Frittaion, Peter Duinker, Jill L Grant. Narratives of the future: suspending disbelief in forest-sector scenarios. Futures 42: 1156-1165. [R]
2010. Jill L Grant and Marie-Odile Trepanier. Editor's introduction. Canadian Journal of Urban Research: Canadian Planning and Policy 19(1) Supplement: iii-iv.
2010. Jill L Grant and Karin Kronstal. The social dynamics of attracting talent in Halifax. The Canadian Geographer 54(3): 347-365. [R]
2010. Jill L Grant, Patricia M Manuel, Kathryn MacKay, and Tara-Leigh McHugh. Barriers to optimizing investments in the built environment to reduce youth obesity: policy maker perspectives. Canadian Journal of Public Health 101(3): 237-240. [R]
2009. Jeff Wilson and Jill L Grant. Calculating ecological footprints at the municipal level: what is a reasonable approach for Canada? Local Environment 14(10):963-979 [R]
2009. Jill L Grant and Gillad Rosen. Armed compound to broken arm: the cultural production of gated communities. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 99(3): 575-589. [R]
2009. Jill L Grant. Theory and practice in planning the suburbs: challenges in implementing new urbanism, smart growth, and sustainability principles. Planning Theory and Practice, 10(1): 11-33 [R].
2009. Jill L Grant. Experiential planning: a practitioner’s account of Vancouver’s success. Journal of the American Planning Association. 75(3): 276-288 [R].
2008. Jill L Grant and Leah Carson. Privatizing the fringe: patterns of private streets in a slow-growth region. Urban Design International, 13(4): 253-262 [R].
2008. Jill L Grant, Robyn Holme, Aaron Pettman. Global theory and local practice in planning in Halifax: the Seaport redevelopment. Planning, Practice & Research 23(4): 517-532 [R].
2008. Jill L Grant and Stephanie Bohdanow. New urbanism communities in Canada: a survey. Journal of Urbanism 1(2): 111-130 [R].
2007. Two sides of a coin? New urbanism and gated communities. Housing Policy Debate 18(3): 481-501 [R].
2007. Jill Grant and Andrew Curran. Privatised suburbia: the planning implications of private roads. Environment and Planning B: Planning and design 34(4): 740-54 [R].
2007. An American effect: contextualizing gated communities in Canadian planning practice. Canadian Journal of Urban Research: Canadian Planning and Policy 16(1) Supplement: 1-19 [R].
2006. Andrew Curran, Jill Grant, Mary Ellen Wood. Indicators for community action: built environment and community health. Journal of Rural and Community Development 2(1): 59-74 [R] Available online at www.jrcd.ca
2006. The ironies of new urbanism. Canadian Journal of Urban Research 15(2): 158-174 [R].
2006. Andrew Curran and Jill Grant. Private streets: a survey of policy and practice. Canadian Journal of Urban Research Canadian Planning and Policy 15(1) Supplement: 62-78.
2005. Planning the (dis)connected city: why gates get approved. Cahiers de Géographie du Québec 49(138): 363-76.
2005. The function of the gates: the social construction of security in gated developments. Town Planning Review 76(3): 339-61.
2005 Planning responses to gated communities in Canada. Housing Studies 20(2): 277-289 [R].
2004 Jill Grant and Lindsey Mittelsteadt. Types of gated communities. Environment and Planning B: Planning
2004 Jill Grant, Katherine Greene, D. Kirstin Maxwell. The planning and policy implications of gated communities. Canadian Journal of Urban Research, Canadian Planning and Policy 13(1) Supplement: 70-88 [R].
2003. Exploring the influence of new urbanism in community planning practice. Journal of Architectural and Planning Research 20 (3): 234-253 [R].
2002. Mixed use in theory and practice: Canadian experience with implementing a planning principle. Journal of the American Planning Association 68(1): 71-84 [R].
2001. The dark side of the grid: power and urban design. Planning Perspectives 16:1-23 [R].
2000 Industrial ecology: planning a new type of industrial park. Journal of Architectural and Planning Research 17(1): 64-81 [R].
1997. Next generation neighbourhoods: finding a focus for planning residential environments. Canadian Journal of Urban Research 6(2):111-134 [R].
1997. Planning and designing industrial landscapes for eco-efficiency. Journal of Cleaner Production 5(1/2): 75-78 [R].
1996. Jill Grant, Patricia Manuel, and Darrell Joudrey. A landscape framework for planning residential environments. Journal of the American Planning Association 62(3): 331-44 [R].
1995. Jill Grant and Patricia Manuel. Using a peer resource learning model in planning education. Journal of Planning Education and Research 15(1): 51-57 [R].
1994. Rhetoric and response: sustainable development in residential environments. Environments 22(3):3-12 [R].
1994. On some public uses of planning theory: the discourse of community planning disputes. Town Planning Review 65(1): 59-76 [R]
1992. Jill Grant and Frank Fox. Understanding the role of the designer in society. Journal of Art and Design Education 11(1): 77-88 [R]
1991 Contradictions in the neighbourhood: planning residential spaces. Plan Canada 31(1): 16-20 [R].
1990. Understanding the social context of planning. Environments 20(3): 10-19 [R].
1989. Hard luck: the failure of regional planning in Nova Scotia. Canadian Journal of Regional Science. XII(2): 273-284 [R].
1989. From "human values" to "human resources": planners' perceptions of public role and public interest. Plan Canada 29(6): 11-18 [R].
1988. The effects of new land use patterns on resources and food production in Kilenge, West New Britain. Food and Foodways (Special Issue on the Pacific): 59-77 [R].
1988. They say 'You can't legislate public participation': the Nova Scotia experience. Plan Canada 27(10): 260-267 [R].
1987. The impacts of dependent development on community and resources in Kilenge, Papua New Guinea. Human Ecology 15(2): 243-260 [R].
1986. Tightening up the rules: what makes a planner? Plan Canada 26(9): 228-233 [R].
1986. Marty Zelenietz and Jill Grant. The problem with pisins: an alternative view of Kilenge social organization. Part 2 Oceania 56(4): 264-274 [R] ; Part 1 Oceania 56(3): 199-214 [R].
1986. Jill Grant, Hisafumi Saito and Marty Zelenietz. Where development never comes: business activities in Kilenge, Papua New Guinea. Journal of the Polynesian Society 95(2): 195-219 [R].
1986. Marty Zelenietz and Jill Grant. The ambiguities of education in Kilenge, Papua New Guinea. Pacific Studies 9(3): 33-52 [R].
1983. Jill Grant and Marty Zelenietz. Naming practices in Kilenge. Names 31(3): 179-190 [R].
1982. Jill Grant and Marty Zelenietz. Kilenge kinship terminology. Research in Melanesia 6(3/4): 54-90 [R].
1980. Marty Zelenietz and Jill Grant. Kilenge narogo: ceremonies, resources, and prestige in a West New Britain society. Oceania 51(2): 98-117 [R].
1980. Jill Grant and Marty Zelenietz. Changing patterns of wage labor migration in the Kilenge area of Papua New Guinea. International Migration Review 14(2): 215-234 [R].
[Note: While not all articles in Plan Canada are refereed, some are. The articles included in this section were subjected to peer review.]
BOOK CHAPTERS WITH ACADEMIC PRESSES
2011. Commentary on Chapter VII, Government Policies and Land Development. Rediscovering Thomas Adams: Rural Planning and Development. Edited by Wayne Caldwell, UBC Press, pp. 291-294.
2011. Fighting for (sub)urban form: urbanizing or privatizing the suburban realm? In-Between Infrastructure: urban connectivity in an age of vulnerabilit", edited by Douglas Young, Patricia Burke Wood, and Roger Keil. Praxis E-press, Vancouver, pp 101-114. Available online at http://www.praxis-epress.org/ibt/inbetween.pdf
2011. Time, scale, and control: how new urbanism (mis)uses Jane Jacobs. In M. Page and T. Mennel (eds), Reconsidering Jane Jacobs, Chicago: APA Planners Press, pp. 91-103.
2010. Jill L Grant and Pierre Filion. Chapter 18: Emerging Urban Forms in the Canadian City. Canadian Cities in Transition (Fourth Edition), Oxford University Press, pages 307-324.
2008. The challenge of achieving social objectives through mixed use. (In T. Haas ed., New Urbanism and Beyond: The future of urban design. NY, Rizzoli), pages 86-91.
2007. Chapter 3. Visions, planning and democracy. In L. Hopkins and M. Zapata (eds.), Engaging the Future: Using Forecasts, Scenarios, Plans and Projects. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. pp 39-58.
2007. Chapter 3. Encouraging mixed use in practice. In GJ Knaap, HA Haccou, JW Frece (eds), Incentives, Regulations and Plans: the role of states and nation-states in smart growth planning, Edwin Elgar Publishers UK, pp 57-76.
2006. Chapter 18, Shaped by planning: the Canadian city through time. In P. Filion and T. Bunting (eds), Canadian Cities in Transition: Local through global perspectives, Third Edition, Oxford University Press, Toronto, pp 320-37.
Visions, planning and democracy. (In L. Hopkins and M. Zapata, eds. Engaging the Future: Using Forecasts, Scenarios, Plans and Projects. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy).
2006. Encouraging mixed use in practice. In GJ Knaap, HA Haccou, JW Frece (eds) Incentives, Regulations and Plans: the role of states and nation-states in smart growth planning, Edwin Elgar Publishers UK
The challenge of achieving social objectives through mixed use. (In T. Haas ed., New Urbanism and Beyond: The future of urban design - NY, Rizzoli - forthcoming).
2005. Chapter 18, Shaped by planning: the Canadian city through time. In P. Filion and T. Bunting, Canadian Cities in Transition: Local through global perspectives, Third Edition, Oxford University Press, Toronto, pp 320-37
2005. Commentary on Chapter 7 - Government Policies and Land Development. (In new edition of Thomas Adams' classic work, Rural Planning and Development). Edited by Wayne Caldwell, UBC Press
2005. From industrial ghettos to eco-parks. In J. Tansey, A. Dale, R. Cote (editors), book chapter in Linking Industry and Ecology in Canada: A Question of Design, UBC Press, Vancouver
2005. Mixed use in theory and practice: Canadian experience with implementing a planning principle. Selected by international editorial board for inclusion in Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning: Prize Papers from the World's Planning School Associations, ed. by B. Stiftel and V. Watson, London: Routledge / Taylor and Francis. pp 15-36 [This article was originally published in JAPA 2002] [R]
2004. "Edward Twitchell Hall", Encyclopedia of the City, Routledge (Roger Caves, editor)
2004. Canada's experience in planning for sustainable development. Chapter 9, In A. Sorensen, P. Marcotullio, J. Grant (editors), Towards Sustainable Cities: East Asian, North American and European Perspectives on Managing Urban Regions, Aldershot UK: Ashgate, pp. 147-160
2004. Sustainable urbanism in historical perspective. Chapter 2, in A. Sorensen, P. Marcotullio, J. Grant (eds.), Towards Sustainable Cities: East Asian, North American and European Perspectives on Managing Urban Regions, Ashgate, pp. 24-37
2004. A. Sorensen, P. Marcotullio, J. Grant. Chapter 1: Towards sustainable cities. Towards Sustainable Cities: East Asian, North American and European Perspectives on Managing Urban Regions. Ashgate UK, Pp. 3-23
2004. J. Grant, P. Marcotullio, A. Sorensen. Chapter 19: Towards land management policies for more sustainable cities. Towards Sustainable Cities: East Asian, North American and European Perspectives on Managing Urban Regions. Ashgate UK, Pp. 301-308
2000. Planning Canadian cities: context, continuity, and change. Chapter 19, The Canadian City in Transition, Second edition, edited by Trudi Bunting and Pierre Filion, Oxford University Press, Toronto, pp. 443-461
1982. Marty Zelenietz and Jill Grant. Alcohol use in a West New Britain community. In M. Marshall (ed), Through a Glass Darkly: Beer and Modernization in Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby: Institute for Applied Social and Economic Research.
BOOK CHAPTERS WITH OTHER PRESSES (including conference proceedings)
2010. Leifka Vissers and Jill L Grant. Planning experts and local reformers: the 1915 town planning act in Nova Scotia. Urban Transformation: Controversies, Contrasts and Challenges, Conference Proceedings Volume 1. (International Planning History Society conference, Istanbul, July 2010) Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, pp. 487-507. [R]
2010. Jill L Grant and Marcus Paterson. Scientific cloak / romantic heart: Gordon Stephenson and the redevelopment study of Halifax, 1957. Urban Transformation: Controversies, Contrasts and Challenges, Conference Proceedings Volume 3. (International Planning History Society conference, Istanbul, July 2010) Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, pp. 13-33. [R]
2004. From 'sugar cookies' to 'gingerbread men': conformity in suburban design. In A. Forsyth and T. Angotti (eds), The Progressive Planning Reader
2004. Planners' Network. Pp 21-23 [Selected for biannual reader by editorial selection committee. Originally published in Planners Network 2002] [R]
2001. Are we evaluating new planning principles? In Proceedings of the Canadian Institute of Planners Conference, 2001: A Spatial Odyssey", edited by Marni Cappe and David Gordon, pp.189-192
1974. Society without solidarity? The Amhara of Ethiopia. In J. Freedman (ed), Alliance as Social Solidarity. University of Western Ontario Printing Department.
2012. Jill L Grant and Sasha Tsenkova. Chapter 494. New Urbanism and Smart Growth Movements. International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home. Volume 5: Institutions, pp. 120-126 (ed S Smith, Elsevier).
2011. New Urbanism. Grove Encyclopedia of American Art. (ed J Marter, Oxford University Press).
2004. Edward Twitchell Hall, Encyclopedia of the City, (ed. R Caves, Routledge), p 222.
ARTICLES IN PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS
2011. Jill L Grant. Planning for the long term: regulating for resilience. Plan Canada 51(4): 22-25.
2010. Jill L Grant. Fads, fancies… and form-based codes. Plan Canada 50(3): 17-19.
2010. David Gordon, Ian Skelton, Jill L Grant. Fifty years is a long time in planning. Plan Canada 50(3): 8-10.
2010. Jill L Grant, Jeffry Haggett, Jesse Morton. Planning for the creative economy: the live music scene in Halifax. Plan Canada 50(2): 34-37.
2009. Blake Laven and Jill L Grant. Condo-minimizing connectivity: the effect of townhouse developments on suburban travel. Plan Canada 49(1): 45-49.
2007. Editorial: Directions forward. Plan Canada 47(1) [Senior Editor of the issue].
2006. Jose Canjura and Jill Grant. Not this way: barricaded streets in the connected city. Plan Canada 46(2): 29-31.
2006. Jill Grant and Jaime Orser Smith. Visions of a common future. Plan Canada 46(1): 16-18.
2005. Editorial: Our planning legacy. Plan Canada 45(3): 6
2005. Rethinking the public interest as a planning concept. Plan Canada 45(2): 48-50.
2004. Turning over the reins. (Editorial) Plan Canada 44(4):13
2004. Open society or cloistered enclaves? Urban form in the information age. Plan Canada 44(2):42-44.
2003. From the senior editor (Issue: Building Communities. Plan Canada 43(4): 12.
2003. Sue Hendler and Jill Grant. Obituary: Harry Coblentz. Plan Canada 43(4): 9.
2003. Is urban revitalization good for cities? Plan Canada (March) 43: 23-25
2002. From 'sugar cookies' to 'gingerbread men': conformity in suburban design. Planners Network Journal, 151 (Spring): 10-13.
2002. Jill Grant, Hisafumi Saito, Kaori Itoh. The effects of administrative structure on planning outcomes: comparing Canada and Japan. Faculty of Sociology Bulletin (Chukyo University, Toyota, Japan) 16(1): 87-107.
2001. The challenge of growth (Editorial). Plan Canada 41(4): 8-9 [Senior Editor of the Issue].
2001. Sustainable communities: lessons from Japan. Plan Canada 41(2): 9-11
2001. Renewing commitment to Plan Canada. (Editorial). Plan Canada (March) 41 (1): 8-9.
2000. Life with less sprawl: Japanese communities demonstrate designs for more compact living. Alternatives 26(3): 24
2000. The Japanese city: sustaining a tradition. Japan Foundation Newsletter 27(2):10-12.
2000. Community planning in Canada, with some comparisons to Japan. Shakaikagaku-Kenkyu (Bulletin of the Institute of Social Science Research), 20(1): 158-168 (Chukyo University, Nagoya, Japan).
1999. Planning sustainable cities: learning from the Japanese experience. Faculty of Sociology Bulletin (Chukyo University, Toyota, Japan) XIV (2): 70-77
1999. Can planning save the suburbs? Plan Canada 39(4): 16-18.
1998. The changing profession. (Rapporteur's comments, in "A summary of conference sessions", edited by Mark Seasons) Plan Canada 38(6): 17-18.
1996. Designing industrial parks for the future. Plan Canada 36(3): 17-22.
1994. Visions of the future. Plan Canada 34 (Special Edition, 75th Anniversary): 99-103 [commissioned article].
1994. Marcelle Belliveau and Jill Grant. Facing sea level rise: community based planning to protect coastal habitats. Plan Canada 34 (March): 24-28.
1990. Planning ethics: dealing with developers. Plan Canada 30(2): 30-32.
1989. Educating planners: the role of planners in the schools. Plan Canada. 29(6): 42-43.
1989. Labour relations at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design: Moving back from the brink? New Maritimes 7(3): 9-10.
1988. Planning and the housing crisis: a brief history. Atlantic Planners Pen (December): 2-4.
1988. Helter shelter: the housing crisis and the decline of community planning. New Maritimes 6(8): 12-13.
1987. Keeping the public out. New Maritimes 5(2): 12-13.
1987. Alvin Comiter and Jill Grant. The NSCAD strike: the little union that could. New Maritimes 5(7): 8.
1981. Marty Zelenietz and Jill Grant. The role of education in a Papua New Guinea village. Your World (International Education Centre, Saint Mary's University, Halifax) 3(1): 11-12.
2012. Electoral Boundaries Commission of Nova Scotia, Interim Report. 31 May. Halifax.
2009. Jill L Grant, Jeff Haggett, Jesse Morton. The Halifax Sound: Live Music and the Economic Development of Halifax. Innovation Systems Research Network, Halifax. Dalhousie University.
2007. Joint Review Panel (Robert Fournier, Jill Grant, Gunter Muecke). Environmental Assessment of the Whites Point Quarry and Marine Terminal Project. Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.
2007. Conference Board of Canada. Mission Possible: Successful Canadian Cities. The Canada Project Final Report, volume III. (“External Contributor”)
2006. Ray Cote and Jill Grant (with Aliza Weller, Yuting Zhu, and Corey Toews). Industrial Ecology and the Sustainability of Canadian Cities. Conference Board of Canada, March
2001. Ray Cote, Cheryl Benjamin, Jill Grant, Linda Tam, Debra Code, Darrell Joudrey, Gunter Muecke, Shane Hornibrook, Bill Freedman, Jim McNiven, Mei-Lin Harley, Rod Shaw . Industrial Parks and Climate Change, with a Case Study of Debert, Nova Scotia. Undertaken with the support of the Climate Change Action Fund. Halifax: School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University, May
2001. Jill Grant and Darrell Joudrey. "Planning to reduce greenhouse gas emissions". Industrial Parks and Climate Change: A case study of Debert, Nova Scotia. (Report to the research team for Debert project, funded by Climate Change Action Fund). Halifax: Environmental Planning Department, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, March 2001
1999. "Cultural landscapes in history". Course text for distance education course. Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
1996. Jill Grant, Patricia Manuel, John Zuck, Derek Davis. "Sustaining Water Resources in Canada". Draft Discussion Paper for the Canadian Institute of Planners.
1994. Jill Grant, with Darrell Joudrey and Peter Klynstra. Next Door to the Factory: Housing People in Modern Industrial Parks. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, External Research Program. Ottawa.
1994. Ray Côté, Robert Ellison, Jill Grant, Jeremy Hall, Peter Klynstra, Michael Martin, Peter Wade. Designing and Operating Industrial Parks as Ecosystems. Halifax: School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University
1994. Lesley Griffiths, Brian Lowe, Steve Fudge, John Kristensen, Frances Martin, Garrett Smith, Laura Hunter, Jill Grant, George Knudslien, Kathy Kieley, Paul West, Cathy Bethune, Guy Racine, Colin May, Norm Gridley, Gary Willson, Grace Patterson. Seeking Agreements in Waste Management Facility Siting: Ways to Build Consensus. Halifax declaration, Network for Conflict Resolution, May.
1993. Jill Grant, with Darrell Joudrey and Patricia Manuel. Research associates: Susan Guppy and John Zuck. Sustainable Development in Residential Land Use Planning. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, External Research Program. Ottawa.
RECENT BOOK REVIEWS
2011. "Invisible city" by John Ingram Gilderbloom. For Urban Studies 48(4): 831-32.
2010. "The Grid Book" For H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Review of Hannah B Higgins (MIT Press Cambridge, 2009).
2010. "Searching for the Just City: Debates in urban theory and practice" Edited by P Marcuse et al. (Routledge, 2009) for Journal of Urban Design 15 (3): 451-452.
2008. “Design for Ecological Democracy”. By Randy Hester (MIT Press, Cambridge MA 2006). Planning Theory 7(3): 325-326.
2007. Alexander R Cuthbert. "The Form of Cities: Political Economy and Urban Design". (Blackwell, 2006) Town Planning Review 78(6): 801-802.
2006. “Partnerships for Smart Growth: University-Community Collaboration for Better Public Places”, edited by Wim Wiewel and Gerrit-Jan Knaap (Lincoln Institute and ME Sharpe, 2005) Journal of Planning Literature 20(4): 372-3
2005. “Creeping conformity: how Canada became suburban, 1900-1960“, by Richard Harris. (University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2004) Journal of the American Planning Association 71(4):454-5.
2004. Book review, "Planning the new suburbia: flexibility by design", by Avi Friedman. (UBC Press, Vancouver, 2002). In Planning Theory and Practice Journal 5(3): 402-403.
2004. Book review, "City: Urbanism and its End", by Douglas W. Rae (Yale University Press, New Haven, 2003). Journal of the American Planning Association 70(3): 369-370.
2003. Book review, "The Prospect of Cities". By John Friedmann. (University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2002), Plan Canada 43(3): 46.
2002. Book review, "Communities, Development, and Sustainability Across Canada", by John Pierce and Ann Dale (editors, UBC Press, 2001). Journal of the American Planning Association 68(2): 219-220.
2010. Karin Kronstal and Jill L. Grant. Ethnic Diversity and Immigrant Integration in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Working Paper, May 2010.
2009. Jill L. Grant. The Social Dynamics of Economic Performance in Halifax: Summary Overview.
2009. Jill L. Grant and Karin Kronstal. Smart City/Cool City: Attracting and Retaining Talented and Creative Workers in Halifax.
2009. Jill L Grant, Jeff Haggett, Jesse Morton. The Halifax Sound: Live Music and the Economic Development of Halifax. Report on research for the Innovation Systems Research Network, May 2009.
2009 Karin Kronstal, Jill L Grant, Rebecca Butler (with Jeff Haggett). Data summary report for Halifax, Nova Scotia. Theme 2, Social Foundations of Talent Attraction and Retention. Report to the Innovation Systems Research Network. 8 March 2009.
2009. Jill L Grant (with Jeff Haggett and Jesse Morton). Data summary report for Halifax, Nova Scotia. Theme 1: Knowledge Flows. Report to the Innovation Systems Research Network. 9 January 2009.
2009. Jill L Grant. (With Patricia Manuel, Kate MacKay, Tara McHugh). 5 March 2009. Policy and Decision Maker Perspectives on Youth Health and the Built Environment: A Summary of the Results of Focus Group Discussions. Report to Atlantic Health Promotion Research Network.
2008. Katherine Perrott and Jill L Grant. Producing diversity in a new urbanism community: theory meets practice. Working paper.
2008. Challenging the public realm: gated communities in history. Working paper.
2008. Private Drift? Theory and practice in planning the suburbs. Working paper.
2007. Promises and Prospects: New urbanism in practice.
2006. The suburbs project. Research project web site.
2004. Why planners are ambivalent about gated communities.
2004. Jose Canjura and Jill Grant. Considering the implications of gated enclaves in Canada. ScenarioPlus, Email newsletter from the Canadian Institute of Planners, 3 September and 1 October
2003. Gated Research project web site.
2003. Is urban revitalization good for cities?(From Plan Canada, republished by the Canadian Institute of Planners in its electronic newsletter, Scenarioplus, on 6 June 2003.)
2003. Do Canadian planners have the tools to deal with "gated communities"? CIP conference proceedings.
ARTICLES IN POPULAR MEDIA
2003. Is there a gate in your future? Mail-Star Chronicle-Herald, 14 August, page B2
1999. Maritime summer camp. Osu! (Bulletin of the Japan Karate Association of Canada). 3(1): 6-7
1993. Waste space - wasted opportunities? Burnside News, June issue.
1991. Outfall politics. (op ed) Mail-Star (Halifax Herald), November 18, 1991.
1991. A new Planning Act and better planning. PLANS (Community Planning Association of Canada, Nova Scotia Division, Newsletter) 21(1): 3-4.
1990. Can anyone explain why we're in the Gulf? (Letter to the editor) Mail Star, November 29, A7.
1990. Support the Public Gardens bill! PLANS (Community Planning Association of Canada, Nova Scotia Division, Newsletter) 20(2): 14-15.
1989. Dartmouth's draft plan: no vision for the City of Lakes.(op ed) Mail-Star, Friday 3 March 1989, p. 7.
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