Shauna Brail

Selected Professional Appointments

Associate Professor, Institute for Management & Innovation, UTM
Senior Associate, Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs

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Professor Shauna Brail

Shauna Brail is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Management & Innovation, University of Toronto Mississauga. As an economic geographer and urban planner, her research focuses on the transformation of cities as a result of economic, social, and cultural change. Brail’s research encompasses studies of broad urban economic challenges and transformations associated with 21st century cities – including the impacts of COVID-19 on cities; the relationship between cities and the digital platform economy, with a particular emphasis on ride-hailing; and shifts in urban governance, policy and planning in connection to innovation and technological change.

Specialty Focus Areas

Cities, innovation, ridehailing, transformations in urban mobility, municipal regulation and policy.


UTTRI Faculty Snapshot, January 11, 2019


Phone: (416) 978-7463
Websites:, Digital Mobilities Lab
Twitter: @shaunabrail