The Community Planning & Development Lab is comprised of graduate students whose research seeks to address the challenges faced by communities across British Columbia and beyond. We are a lab run by students, with assistance from Dr. Sean Markey. Our lab provides space for students in Simon Fraser University’s School of Resource and Environmental Management to meet, share ideas, discuss current literature, and develop research through our engagements.

Students are currently engaged in the following areas of research which are closely related to most SDGs:

  • Sustainability
  • Climate change
  • Food systems
  • Local economic development
  • First Nations community development
  • Urban development
  • Water systems
  • Energy
  • Governance
  • Urban planning

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Sean Markey
Affordable and Clean Energy
Clean Water and Sanitation
Climate Action
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Health and Well-Being
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Life Below Water
Life on Land
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Reduced Inequalities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Sustainable Cities and Communities