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Shauna Brail is an Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for Management & Innovation, University of Toronto Mississauga and holds a cross-appointment at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto. As an economic geographer and urban planner, her research focuses on the transformation of cities as a result of economic, social, and cultural change.
Professor Brail’s research encompasses studies of broad urban economic challenges associated with 21st century cities – including the impacts of COVID-19 on cities; the relationship between cities and the digital platform economy, with a particular emphasis on mobility; and shifts in urban governance, policy and planning in connection to innovation and technological change. Brail is an Affiliated Faculty at the Innovation Policy Lab in the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and Associate Director, UTM at the University of Toronto’s Mobility Network. She is an Editorial Board member at Progress in Economic Geography and Urban Geography.