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Consulting

  • Reviewed and revised an affordable housing development RFP for Develop Nova Scotia (2022)
  • Conducted a study on housing options for adults with autism for Autism Nova Scotia and Compass Co-operative Homes (2021), including literature review and interviews with policy makers, service providers, and developers
  • Hosted a webinar, interviewing author Conor Dougherty for BC Non-Profit Housing Association (2020)
  • Conducted a study on youth housing models for Phoenix Youth Programs (2020), including descriptive statistical analysis, a survey with housing providers, and interviews with youth
    • Research report: Ren Thomas Urban Consulting & Research. (2020). Phoenix Bedrock Project: Housing for Youth Research and Modelling Study. Halifax: Phoenix Youth Programs.
  • Wrote a policy paper with Dr. Matti Siemiatycki on equitable transit recovery post-COVID for Infrastructure Canada (2020)
  • Wrote a policy paper on equitable post-COVID recovery in cities for Federation of Canadian Municipalities (2020)
  • Developed pre- and post-surveys for the Town of Bridgewater pilot transit project (2017)
  • Conducted a study on social enterprises in affordable housing, including a jurisdictional review and interviews with social enterprises and their funders.
  • Developed program evaluation framework, including focus group guides, interview guides, surveys, and research plan, for  Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver (2011)
  • Developed program evaluation framework, including focus group guides, interview guides, surveys, and research plan, for BC Non-Profit Housing Association.
    • Research report: Eberle, M., Thomas, R. and Salmon, A. (2012) Does Affordable Aboriginal Housing Have a Beneficial Impact? Collaborating on an Evaluation Framework. Vancouver: BC Non-Profit Housing Association.
  • Developed research tools (surveys, interview scripts) and wrote reports for Mustel Group
    • Research report: Mustel Group. (2007) 2007 BCAA Travel Study. Research Report. Vancouver: Mustel Group.
    • Research report: Mustel Group. (2007) South of Fraser Area Transit Plan Phase II Study. Research Report. Vancouver: Mustel Group.
    • Research report: Mustel Group. (2007) City of Vancouver Composting and Grasscycling Study. Research Report. Vancouver: Mustel Group.
  • Wrote material for Housing and Homelessness Knowledge Transfer Project for Social Planning and Research Council of BC. (2006)
  • Conducted background research, writing, and editing for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    • Research report: Grammenos, F. and Thomas, R. (2005) Residential Street Pattern Design. Research Report. Ottawa: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
    • Research report: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. (2004) Landscape Guide for Canadian Homes/L’aménagement paysager chez soi–Guide canadien Ottawa: CMHC.
  • Developed web content for the Active Transportation Knowledge Network for Federation of Canadian Municipalities (2003)