Kristen Regier

Kristen Regier
MA Student

Supervisor: Dr. Tenley Conway
Hometown: Whitby, Ontario



  • MA Geography (in progress) – University of Toronto
  • BES Honours Planning – University of Waterloo

Research and Professional Interests

My research looks at utilizing green infrastructure at the residential scale as a tool for climate change mitigation and adaptation. In particular, I am interested in looking at the equity implications of green infrastructure implementation and management.

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

  • 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.