Research Team

The Generationed City research team comes from a diverse background and incorporates a broad range of research interests relating to housing affordability and employment challenges in North America.

See below for brief summaries of the team members’ backgrounds and interests.

Markus Moos Dr. Moos is a Registered Professional Planner and Assistant Professor in the School of Planning, Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Moos’ research is on the changing economy and social structure of cities, particularly generational change, Millennials and the youthification of central cities. His most recent work has examined the factors shaping Canada’s housing markets, the changing characteristics of our suburbs, and the affordability, sustainability and equity implications of present-day societal and urban change.

Dr. Moos has published widely in book chapters and peer-reviewed articles in top-ranked international journals. He is currently co-editing the fifth edition of Canadian Cities in Transition—a compilation of chapters written by some of Canada’s top urban researchers. He is co-author of the Atlas of Suburbanisms. Dr. Moos holds an Early Researcher Award from the Province of Ontario for his research on young adults’ changing housing needs. His research has been featured in the media including the CBC’s Lang & O’Leary Exchange, CTV News, The Globe & Mail, Atlantic Cities Magazine, and Spacing Magazine.

Mark Williamson

Mark is an upper-year undergraduate student in the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning. He is also pursuing a second major in Political Science and his research interests include the public policy considerations of housing affordability and the role of federalism in shaping planning policy.

Robert Walter-Joseph

Robert is a graduate student in the School of Planning. His current research concerns the residential organization of the millennial generation within North American cities. His interests include cartographic analysis and the ways in which patterns of capital investment influence the social character of cities.

Dave Stockmal

Dave is a graduate student in the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo. He graduated from the University of Calgary and received a Bachelor of Commerce degree in accounting. His research interests include housing affordability and the economy.

Wendy Chen

Wendy is a graduate student pursing a Master of Arts in Planning degree at the University of Waterloo. She is also undertaking an online Diploma of Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia. As such, her interests include economics, housing markets, real estate development and financing, housing affordability, and public policy.

Filiz Tamer

Filiz is a second year Master’s student in Planning. She is also currently working part-time with a housing developer in St. Catharines and is immersed in the world of affordable housing and urban design. Her research revolves around the relationship between private developers and the affordable housing market.