Axis “Mobility, urban planning, and environment”

Lisa Bornstein

Associate member


Associate Professor, School of Urban Planning (McGill University)


Contact information

lisa.bornstein [at] (> Email)

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Ongoing projects

  • "Controverses théoriques et pratiques liées à la vulnérabilité, la résilience et la reconstruction durable" (Co-investigator, 2017-2021)
  • "Climate Change Adaptation in Informal Settings: Understanding and Reinforcing Bottom-Up Initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean" (Co-investigator, 2017-2021)
  • "Disaster, Emergency and Rapid Response Simulation" (Collaborator, 2015-2021)
  • "Analyse théorique et empirique de la vulnérabilité et de la résilience des milieux de vie" (Co-investigator, 2015-2020)


Selected publications

Cardosi, Georgia, Gonzalo Lizarralde, Susan N. Kibue and Lisa Bornstein. “Multilevel Informality: Migration, Spatial Organization and Control in the Toi Market in Kibera (Nairobi),” Resettlement Challenges for Displaced Populations and Refugees, Ali Asgary (ed.), Cham, Springer, 2018, p. 105-120.

Alvarado, Rigoberto E. and Lisa Bornstein. “Assessing the effectiveness of water and sanitation sector governance networks in developing countries: A policy analysis framework,” International Journal of Sustainable Development & Planning, vol. 13, n° 3, 2018, p. 382-393.

Steinmetz-Wood, Madeleine, Rania Wasfi, George Parker, Lisa Bornstein, Jean Caron and Yan Kestens. “Is gentrification all bad? Positive association between gentrification and individual's perceived neighborhood collective efficacy in Montreal, Canada,” International Journal of Health Geographics, vol. 16, n° 4, 2017, pp. 1-8.

Heffez, Alanah and Lisa Bornstein. “Youth Fusion's Urban Environment project: Increasing youth participation in urban planning through place-based environmental education,” Children, Youth and Environments, vol. 26, n° 2, 2016, p. 110-127.

Lizarralde, Gonzalo, Lisa Bornstein, Danielle Labbé, Isabelle Thomas, Colin Davidson, Kevin Gould, and Christopher Bryant. “Une analyse critique des cadres théoriques,” La Ville Résiliente: Comment la construire?, Isabelle Thomas and Antonio Da Cunha (eds.), Montreal, Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2017, p. 53-67.

Aubin, Raphaëlle and Lisa Bornstein. “Montréal’s municipal guidelines for participation and public hearings: assessing context, process and outcomes,” Canadian Journal of Urban Research, vol. 21, n° 1, 2012, p. 106-131.

Vandermeulen, Catherine and Lisa Bornstein. “The City of Montreal’s public consultation office: The case of an interior port redevelopment project,” Proceedings of the International Meeting on “Port Cities as Hotspots of Creative and Sustainable Local Development,” Naples, September 2012.

Bornstein, Lisa “Mega-projects, city-building and community benefits,” City Culture and Society, vol. 1, n° 4, 2010, p. 199-206.

Wallace, Tina, Lisa Bornstein and Jennifer Chapman, The Aid Chain: Commitment and Coercion in Development NGOs, ITDG Publishing, 2006, 199 p.

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