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Dr. Maxwell Hartt

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department and Geography and Planning at Queen’s University. I am fascinated with cities and how they change. I am especially interested in the places and processes that are not often celebrated. Places that are shrinking, declining, or aging. In my research and teaching, I explore how population and economic changes shape urban areas and attitudes and how we can improve the places that are important to us.

I have a BSc in Mathematics from Saint Francis Xavier University, an MSc in Systems Science from the University of Ottawa and a PhD in Planning from the University of Waterloo. Prior to joining Queen’s University, I was a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University (2015-2016), a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto (2016-2018) and a Lecturer in Spatial Planning in the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University (2018-2020).