Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.

Pamela Robinson, PhD, RPP, MCIP

Pamela Robinson, PhD, RPP, MCIP is a Professor and the Director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson. Throughout her career as a planner her research and practice have focused on complex, emergent challenges that Canadian communities face. This research began with a focus on cities and climate change and now focuses on emerging technology challenges. Her current research focuses on the question: who is planning the Canadian smart city? Since 2010, Pamela has written a regular column for Spacing Magazine where she writes about sustainability, technology and civic engagement in Canadian cities. Robinson is a member of Waterfront Toronto’s Digital Strategy Advisory Panel, an Advisor on the Toronto Public Library’s Innovation Council and she is a member of the Multi-Stakeholder Forum for the Government of Canada’s Open Government Partnership work.