Selected Professional Appointments
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough
André Sorensen’s main research areas include the long-run analysis of the interaction between public policy and urban form, with a focus on planning and land development processes. Sorensen’s research has investigated ideas of sustainable development and urban form, compact cities, intensification policies and outcomes, megacities, and the politics of planning interventions. Recent research examines suburban development and the generation of urban form at multiple scales, from neighbourhood to region, examining the impact of policy change on urban outcomes.
Specialty Focus Areas
Planning livable, sustainable cities; role of civil society in urban planning governance; suburbs and suburban sprawl; livable cities in Japan.