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Urban Studies @McGill Seminar Series

Friday, November 13, 2015 12:00to13:00
rm. 420, Macdonald-Harrington Building, 815 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C2, CA

A century of sprawl in the United States

Presenter: Christopher Barrington-Leigh

Assistant Professor, McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy / School of Environment

Chris Barrington-Leigh came to McGill in 2011. He is an economist and Assistant Professor at McGill's Institute for Health and Social Policy, School of Environment, and Department of Economics. His research is focused on environment, urban development, and empirical and quantitative assessments of welfare and their implications for policy. He uses subjective well-being ("happiness") reports to address the relative importance of social and community-oriented aspects of life along with market consumption. He received his Economics PhD from the University of British Columbia, and previously trained in upper atmospheric and space plasma physics at M.I.T, Stanford University, and U.C. Berkeley.


The Urban Studies @McGill Seminar Series invites speakers to present on a variety of ongoing research, projects, and issues related to urban studies. The seminars are hosted and organized by the McGill School of Urban Planning, with participation from the McGill School of Environment, and Department of Geography. The seminars typically run from noon to 1pm on Fridays throughout the semester and are open to students, faculty, and other members of the urban studies group.

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