Kristen Regier

Kristen Regier

MA Student Dr. Tenley Conway, supervisor

Research and Professional Interests

My current research looks at utilizing green infrastructure in an urban settling as a tool for climate change mitigation and adaptation. In particular, I am interested in looking at the (procedural & distributional) equity implications of green infrastructure implementation and management. 

I'm also interested broadly in sustainable design, resiliency, and the uneven impacts of climate change.

Why Geography at UTM?

After completing an undergrad in Planning, I knew I wanted focus more on climate change and how we can mitigate and adapt to climate change in the city. I saw going into Geography as a good way to expand my understanding of the issue and being able to work with a leader in Green Infrastructure (Dr. Conway) seemed like an excellent opportunity.

Honours and Awards

  • 2020 - 2021 C GSM (SSHRC) Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship
  • 2020 - Department of Geography JBR Whitney Award
  • 2019 Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) Graduate Entrance Award
  • 2019 University of Toronto Fellowship (UTF) Stipend & Tuition Awards
  • 2014-2015 University of Waterloo President’s Entrance Scholarship
  • 2014 – 2015 Planning Alumni of Toronto Entrance Scholarship


  • Dean, J., Regier, K., Wilson, K., & Ghassemi, E. (2018). Beyond the cosmopolis: sustaining hyper-diversity in the suburbs of Peel Region, Ontario. Urban Planning, 3(4), 38-49. doi: 10.17645/up.v314.1700.
  • Dean, J., Regier, K., Patel, A., Edge, S., Wilson, K., & E. Ghassemi. (2018). Rural Immigrant Settlement and Health in Peel Region. Report for Newcomer Center of Peel.
  • Dean, J., Patel, A. & Regier, K. (2018). “Have you met our new neighbours?” Planning in the age of hyper-diversity. Report for Pragma Council.
  • Godfrey, S., Dean, J., & Regier, K. (2019) Sustainable housing. In M. Moos (Ed.), A research agenda for housing. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
  • Mitchell, C., Fitzgibbons, J., Regier, K., & Agrawal, S. (2019). The climate change-food security nexus: Intergovernmental frameworks and hyper-experimentation in cities. Discussion Paper No. 25.


Research Supervisor/mentor: 
Dr. Tenley Conway


MA Student – University of Toronto
BES Honours Planning – University of Waterloo