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Peter Hall

Professor of Urban Studies, Urban Studies Program, Simon Fraser University, Canada


Peter V Hall is Professor of Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, where he teaches economic development, transportation geography and research methods. He received his doctorate in city and regional planning from the University of California at Berkeley, and he previously worked in local government in Durban, South Africa. His research examines the connections between port cities, seaports and logistics, as well as community, local economic, and employment development. His publications include the co-edited “Integrating Seaports and Trade Corridors” (Ashgate, 2011) and “Cities, Regions and Flow” (Routledge, 2013), and the co-authored “Proposal Economy” (UBC, 2015). He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Transport Geography. Between 2012 and 2015 he directed the “Reclaiming the New Westminster Waterfront Research Partnership” which included museum, education, labour, community and academic partners.