Axis “Mobility, urban planning, and environment”

Lisa Bornstein

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, G., G. Lizarralde, S. Kibue, L. Bornstein “Multilevel informality: Migration, spatial organization & control in the Toi market in Kibera, Nairobi,” pp. 105-20 in A. Asgary, ed. Resettlement Challenges for Displaced Populations and Refugees. Springer, 2018.

Alvarado*, R. & L. Bornstein. 2018. Assessing the effectiveness of water and sanitation sector governance networks in developing countries: A policy analysis framework. International Journal of Sustainable Development & Planning 13(3), 382-393.

Steinmetz-Wood, M., R. Wasfi, G. Parker, L. Bornstein, Y. Kestens & J. Caron, "Is gentrification all bad? Positive association between gentrification and individual’s perceived neighborhood collective efficacy in Montreal, Canada", International Journal of Health Geographics, vol. XVI, no 4, 2017, pp. 1-8.

Heffez, A. & L. Bornstein. 2016. Youth Fusion's Urban Environment project: Increasing youth participation in urban planning through place-based environmental education. Children, Youth and Environments 26(2), 110-127.

Lizarralde, G., L. Bornstein, D. Labbé, I. Thomas, C. Davidson, K. Gould, & C. Bryant. "Une analyse critique des cadres théoriques", in Isabelle Thomas et Antonio Da Cunha (dir.), La Ville Résiliente: Comment la construire?, Montreal, Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2017, pp. 53-67.

Aubin*, R. & L. Bornstein. "Montréal’s municipal guidelines for participation and public hearings: assessing context, process and outcomes", Canadian Journal of Urban Research, vol XXI, no 1, 2012, pp. 106-131.

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

Bornstein, L. "Mega-projects, city-building and community benefits", City Culture and Society, vol. I, no 4, 2010, pp. 199-206.

Wallace, T., L. Bornstein & J. Chapman, The Aid Chain: Commitment and Coercion in Development NGOs, ITDG, 2006.

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