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James
White
Ph.D. (Planning)
Urban Design, Urban Politics, Urban Development.
The Process and Politics of Urban Design on Large-Scale Development Projects: Desing, Planning and Governance in Downtown Toronto
James T. White is a third year PhD student at the SCARP. He is teaching PLAN425: Introduction to Contemporary Planning Issues this fall. James is a student of city planning and urban design from the United Kingdom, where he completed undergraduate and graduate studies.He has also worked for a development firm, architectural practice and an independent government advisory board. His academic interests lie at the political intersection of planning and design. James' research is currently on urban design-led large-scale developments in both Toronto and Vancouver where he is exploring the politics of design decision-making in public and private development projects. His particular focus in on the role public-private partnerships play in large-scale design.
White J.T. (2008). An Ecological Design Philosophy: Randolph T. Hester's Design for Ecological Democracy. Journal of Urbanism. 1 (2). pp. 187-198., , White J.T. (2008). Review of Tradition Today: Continuity in Architecture and Society. by R. Adam and M. Hardy (eds.). International Planning Studies. 13 (3). pp. 287-289., , White J.T. (2006). Downtown Calgary: In Pursuit of Urban Design Quality. Urban Design Quarterly. Winter 2006. Issue 97. pp. 16-17.
2009-2011 PhD Fellowship (The University of British Columbia)., , 2009-2010 Visiting Junior Fellow (York University)., , 2007 Graduate Entrance Scholarship (The University of British Columbia.
Research Assistant at Centre for Human Settlements at The University of British Columbia. Project Assistant in Design Policy and Review at The Design Commission for Wales Cardiff UK.
Placement Student in Urban Design at Robert Adam Architects Ltd Winchester UK.

PLAN425 introduces undergraduate students studying subjects outside of planning to the current trends and ideas in the discipline.