Ren Thomas

Principal, Ren Thomas Research & Planning

Associate Professor, School of Planning
Dalhousie University

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I research affordable housing choices (rental, co-operative, and non-profit housing), and policy comparison and analysis.

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My focus is international case studies in transit-oriented development, transportation choices & patterns.

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I research policy learning among planners, and am a Founding Fellow at the MacEachen Institute of Public Policy and Governance.

Read more about my research and areas of interest on my blog.

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A summary of current and completed research projects and grants.

I have found Professor Thomas to be truly dedicated to her role as a planning professor and to revitalizing the professional planning community in Halifax.

Aaron Murnaghan

Principal Planner, Heritage, Halifax Regional Municipality

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