Mark Roseland

Mark Roseland

Director, Centre for Sustainable Community Development, Simon Fraser University, Canada


Dr. Mark Roseland is Professor of Planning in the graduate School of Resource and Environmental Management and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He has also served as Chief City Planner for a municipality in metropolitan Vancouver.

Dr. Roseland lectures internationally and advises communities and governments on sustainable development policy and planning. As well, he is leading development of Pando | Sustainable Communities, an international collaboration network for sustainable communities researchers and practitioners.

The 4th edition of Dr. Roseland’s best-selling book Toward Sustainable Communities: Solutions for Citizens and Their Governments was published in 2012 and released at the ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability World Congress and International Researchers Symposium.

At Simon Fraser University, Dr. Roseland is a founding member of the SFU Community Trust’s Board of Directors, responsible for the award-winning UniverCity sustainable community development project. Dr. Roseland has been cited by the Vancouver Sun as one of Vancouver’s “top 50 living public intellectuals,” and he was the 2012 recipient of the SFU Sustainability Network Award for Excellence in Research on Sustainability.

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