About Me

Danielle investigates cities and architecture as dynamic, material manifestations of human culture.  The core question of her writing, teaching, and research is how do cities change, through:

  • our own movements and inhabitations, social practices and interactions;
  • the evolution of the house, other building types, streets, and urban forms; and
  • the integration of new technologies in the public realm.

Danielle has worked with the City of Vancouver as a Development Planner since 2011.  She has taught design studio and cultural history courses at Emily Carr University of Art and  Design, the Art Institute of Vancouver, Carleton University, and the University of Waterloo.

Danielle received her PhD from Carleton University in 2012, with research specializations in contemporary urban theory and 20th-century urban morphology.  Her dissertation, a study of master-planned neighbourhoods in False Creek, Vancouver, was awarded the University Medal and the Governor General’s Gold Medal, the highest distinction for doctoral studies in Canada.

Danielle received her Bachelor and Master degrees in architecture, and worked as an intern architect for several years.

Danielle grew up in a small northern town, and has since lived, worked and researched in cities across Canada and abroad, including Toronto, Ottawa, Yellowknife, Mexico City and Rome.  She lives off of Commercial Drive in Vancouver, with her family.

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