Selected Professional Appointments
Associate Professor, Institute for Management & Innovation, UTM
Senior Associate, Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs
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.
- Patterns Amidst the Turmoil: COVID-19 & Cities. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science. 2021.
- Climate Crisis, Equitable Engagement, Inclusive Cities: Rethinking Urban Mobility. Report. November 2020.
- The Spark Guide to Civilization, Part One: Movement. Spark – CBC Radio. September 25, 2020.