Profiles

 Farsad_Dena

Farsad, Dena

  • Honours Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science and International Development Studies, University of Toronto (2008)
  • Master in Environmental Studies, Planning, York University (2012)


Program

Power, Discourse and Materiality in Planning

Year Entered: 2013

Dissertation Title

Working title -- The Matter of Soils in Planning: Toward a New Materialist understanding of soils in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region of Ontario

Comprehensive Areas

  • Materiality of Soils/Objects in Planning: Social constructions and material considerations
  • Unpacking Power in Planning: Toward a Foucauldian Approach to Land-use Planning in Ontario

Affiliations

  • Canadian Institute of Planners (2009-Present)
  • Ontario Professional Planners Institute (2009-Present)
  • Canadian Association of Geographers (2011-Present)
  • Environmental Studies Association of Canada (2014-Present)
  • Association of American Geographers (2014-Present)

Teaching Experience

Course Directorship

ENVS 3226 Sustainable Urbanism: Environmental Design and Planning (Fall 2017) - Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

Teaching Assistantships

ENVS 4220 Urbanization in Developing Countries (Winter 2018) - Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

ENVS 3130 Energy and the Environment in Canada (Winter 2017) - Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University 

ENVS 3226 Sustainable Urbanism: Environmental Design and Planning (Fall, 2016) - Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

ENVS 4215 Globalization and Indigenous Peoples (Costa Rica Field Trip, Summer 2016) - Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

ENVS 3130 Energy and the Environment in Canada (Winter 2016) - Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

ENVS 3226 Sustainable Urbanism: Environmental Design and Planning (Fall 2015) - Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

ENVS 1500 Introduction to Environmental Science (2014-2015) - Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

ENVS 1500 Introduction to Environmental Science (2013-2014) - Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

 

 

Research Assistantship

Research Assistant - Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University (2014-Present) 

Conference Organization

FES Research Symposium and Celebration, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University (Upcoming, 2017)

FES Research Symposium and Celebration, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University (March, 2016)

Paper Presentations

2014 21st Annual Critical Geography Conference (How Power Happens), Temple University, Philadelphia, "Planning, power and insitutions: Rouge National Urban Park"

2013 Global Suburbanism Conference, York University, Toronto, "The Core and the Periphery: Close-to-market Narratives and Aggregate Mining in Southern Ontario"

2013 Canadian Association of Planning Students Conference, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, "Mapping the Resistance: Conflict and Planning in the Greater Golden Horseshoe” 

2012 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Waterloo, “Toward (Dis)Integration? Aggregate Production and Regional Land-use Planning in Southern Ontario”

2011 Canadian Association of Planning Students Conference, University of Waterloo, “Protecting the Commons: Planning for Integrated Landscape Management”

University Service

Committee Member, Commitee of Instruction, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University (2016-2017)

Treasurer, PhD Environmental Studies Students Association, York University (2016-2017)

Co-chair, PhD Environmental Studies Students Association, York University (2015-2016)

Committee Member, Faculty Appointments Advisory Committee, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University (2015-2016)

Committee Member, Executive Council, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University (2015-2016)

Committee Member, Research Committee, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University (2014-2015)

Committee Member, Research Committee, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University (2013-2014)

Awards

Enbridge Graduate Student Award (2013-2014)