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Academic Writing

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Blackmore, H., Thomas, R., and Gahagan, J. (in press) Policy lessons from a survey of LGBT seniors and housing providers. Housing and Society

Thomas, R. and Salah, A. (2021) Supporting Non-Profit and Co-operative Housing in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Housing and Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/08882746.2021.2005316.

Redden, M., Gahagan, J., Kia, H., Humble. A. M., Stinchcombe, A., Manning, E., Ecker, J., de Vries, B., Gambold, L. L., Oliver, B., & Thomas, R. (2021). Housing as a determinant of health for older LGBT Canadians: Focus group findings from a national housing studyHousing and Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/08882746.2021.1905996 OPEN ACCESS

Thomas, R. (2020). Will only the strong survive? Municipal approaches to rental housing in Canada. Canadian Journal of Urban Research 29(2): 87-101.

Thomas, R. (2020). Social equity and disadvantage. In Carey Curtis (ed.) Handbook of Sustainable Transport, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar (pp. 37-47).

Thomas, R. (2019). Rental housing approaches across Canada. Plan Canada 59(3): 16-18.

Thomas, R. (2019). Transit-Oriented Development: What can Canadian planners learn from other jurisdictions? Plan Canada 59(2): 19-21.

Thomas, R., Pojani, D., Lenferink, S., Bertolini, L., Stead, D. and van der Krabben, E. (2018) Is transit-oriented development (TOD) an internationally transferable policy concept? Regional Studies. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2018.1428740 OPEN ACCESS

Thomas, R. and Terashima, M. (2017) Aging Atlantic cities: Challenges and potential solutions for planners. Plan Canada 57(3): 8-11.

Thomas, R. and Bertolini, L. (2015) Policy transfer among planners in transit-oriented development. Town Planning Review 86(5): 537–560. DOI: 10.3828/tpr.2015.32

Thomas, R. and Bertolini, L. (2015) Defining critical success factors in TOD implementation using rough set analysis. Journal of Transport and Land Use 10(1): 139-154. DOI: 10.5198/jtlu.2015.513 OPEN ACCESS

Thomas, R. and Bertolini, L. (2014) Beyond the case study dilemma in urban planning: Using a meta-matrix to distil critical success factors in transit-oriented development. Urban Policy and Research 32(2): 219-237. DOI: 10.1080/08111146.2014.882256

Thomas, R. (2013) Viewing immigrants’ housing and neighbourhood choices through the lens of community resilience. Surveys and Perspectives Integrating Environment and Society (S.A.P.I.E.N.S.) 6(1). OPEN ACCESSScreen Shot 2015-03-11 at 4.36.02 PM

Thomas, R. (2013) Resilience and housing choices among Filipino immigrants in Toronto. International Journal of Housing Policy 13(4): 408-432. DOI:10.1080/14616718.2013.840112

Thomas, R. (2010) “Why can’t we get around?” Travelling under constraints in Metro Vancouver. Canadian Journal of Urban Research 19(1): 89-110.

Thomas, R. (2009) Tomorrow’s transportation demographics: Youth and young adults. Plan Canada 49(4): 22-25.

Thomas, R. (2008) Engaged or disinterested? Youth political and civic participation in Canadian transportation planning. Critical Planning 15(1): 121-139.

Thomas, R. (2004) Instead of global warming: Husky Industrial Campus. Landscape Architecture 94(6): 60-66.

Thomas, R. (2002) A city’s sense of snow. Landscape Architecture 92(12): 123-127.

Thomas, R. (2000) Learning from A.E. Bye. Land Forum 2(3): 68-73

Encyclopedia Entries and Book Reviews

Thomas, R. (in press) Tipping Points. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Thomas, R. (2017). The Urban Transport Crisis in Emerging Economies (book review). Journal of Planning Education and Research. DOI: 10.1177/0739456X17707812

Thomas, R. (2017). Town and Crown: An Illustrated History of Canada’s Capital (book review). Journal of Planning Education and Research. DOI 10.1177/0739456X16688769

Thomas, R. (2015) Changing Lanes: Visions and Histories of Urban Freeways (book review). Canadian Journal of Urban Research 24(1): 102-105.

Thomas, R. (2015) Remaking the City Grid (book review). Spacing 36: 60.

Thomas, R. (2014) Tipping Points. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. Volume 11, 6667-6670.

Thomas, R. (2013) Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives (book review). Journal of Planning Education and Research 33(2): 245-247.

Thomas, R. (2011) Foundations of Governance: Municipal Government in Canada’s Provinces (book review). Canadian Journal of Urban Research 20(1): 164-166.


Thomas, R. (2011) Resiliency in Housing and Transportation Choices: The Experiences of Filipino Immigrants in Toronto. Ph.D. Dissertation. UBC. Supervisory committee: Penny Gurstein (supervisor), Tom Hutton and Elvin Wyly. Download the Summary here.

Thomas, R. (2007) The Social Travel Patterns of Youth and Young Adults. Masters Thesis. UBC.