Michele Buzzelli

Associate Professor
Director, Western Centre for Urban Policy and Local Governance

Michael Buzzelli

Contact Information

Office: Room 2429, SSC
Tel: 519 661-2111, 85329
E-mail: mbuzzel@uwo.ca

Research Areas

Higher education policy, research on teaching and learning, society-space relationships with a focus on housing, health and GIS


GEO 3463 - Housing

GEO 4220 - The Geoweb & Geomedia

GEO 9099 - Research Design and Presentation

Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

PhD Students

  • E. Narh (Current) Higher education student migration in Canada
  • D. Crenna (2019) Urbanization in Canada as the evolution of increasingly complex systems
  • E. Songsore (2015) Wind Energy Development in Ontario: Factors Influencing Deployment and Policy Outcomes

Masters Students

  • E. Narh (2020) Economic development in Canada and Globally
  • E. Asafo-Adjei (2020) The teaching and learning connection in town-gown relations
  • C. McLean (2013) Attracting and Retaining Highly Skilled in Medium-Sized City-regions of Ontario: The Role of the Built Environment
  • K. Clemens (2012) Attracting and Retaining the Highly Skilled in Medium-sized City-regions of Ontario
  • E. Songsore (2011) Community responses to wind energy development in Ontario
  • G. McIntyre (2007) The University of British Columbia
  • H. Shulman (2007) Queen’s University
  • T. Bache (2006) The University of British Columbia
  • K. Olson (2006) The University of British Columbia
  • C. Lightowlers (2005) The University of British Columbia

Housing Intern and Scholar Program

  • Y. Rollins (2013) Practitioner Perspectives on Social Housing Regeneration in Ontario. Western University
  • E. Songsore (2013) Municipal Incentives for Affordable Housing in Ontario. Western University
  • V. Kuuire (2012) A Social Return on Investment (SROI) Framework for Mapping the Impact of Social Housing in Ontario, Canada. Western University
  • R. Thomas (2012) Innovation in Canada's Social Economy: Social Enterprises in Affordable Housing. University of British Columbia and University of Amsterdam
  • S. D'Addario (2011) A comparative Analysis of Strategies for Hidden Homelessness and Homeless Prevention in Northern Ontario. York University
  • J. Kyser (2011) Suitability and Sustainability: Improving Frameworks for Aboriginal Housing in Canada. University of Calgary
  • J. Osborne (2011) Vertical poverty re-examined: Living in High-Rise Apartment Buildings in Toronto's Inner Suburbs. Western University
  • T. Thomson (2011) Rent supplement/housing allowance programs in Ontario. University of British Columbia
  • J. Woodhall (2011) International perspectives on rent supplement/housing allowance programs. University of Waterloo
  • N. Falvo (2009) Homelessness, Program Responses, and an Assessment of Toronto's Streets to Homes Program. Carlton University
  • A. Jinha (2009) Recession and Stimulus Spending: A Preliminary Examination of Stimulus Spending on Affordable Housing in Ontario. University of Ottawa
  • H. Looker (2009) The Home ownership Component of the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program: Critical Analysis of Program Objectives. University of Toronto
  • J. Mah (2009) Can Inclusionary Zoning Help Address the Shortage of Affordable Housing in Toronto? University of Toronto
  • H. Millar (2009) Rehousing Vancouver's Street-Involved Youth. Simon Fraser University
  • C. Schuk (2009) Overcoming Challenges in Centralized and Decentralized Housing Models: Ontario and British Columbia Compared. Queen’s University
  • A. Slaunwhite (2009) Under Pressure: Affordable Housing in Rural Ontario. Queen’s University
  • S. Swanton (2009) Social Housing Wait Lists and the One-Person Household in Ontario. University of Waterloo
  • A. Friendly (2008) Towards Food Security Policy for Canada's Social Housing Sector. University of Toronto
  • A. Moskalyk (2008) The Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Funding Social Housing in Canada. Western University
  • D. Wachsmuth (2008) Housing for Immigrants in Ontario's Medium-Sized Cities. University of Toronto
  • A. Jones (2007) The Role of Supportive Housing for Low-Income Seniors in Ontario. University of British Columbia
  • M. Pitt (2007) Linking Social Housing and Energy Efficiency. McGill University


Refereed Journals

Buzzelli, M. (2020). “The modifiable areal unit problem”, in International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, 2nd ed., A. Kobayashi, editor. London: Elsevier.

Songsore, E. & M. Buzzelli. (2018). “Diversity and Inclusion in Ontario Universities: A Snapshot Through the Lens of Institutional Strategic Mandates," in Promoting Ethnic Diversity and Multiculturalism in Higher Education, B. Blummer, J.M. Kenton and M. Wiatrowski, editors. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4097-7.ch011.

Songsore, E. & M. Buzzelli. (2018). "Understanding developer perspectives and experiences of wind energy development in Ontario." Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 36,4, 649 - 668. DOI: 10.1177/2399654417721931.

Buzzelli, M. & D. J. Allison. (2017). "Proposed Strategic Mandates for Ontario Universities: An Organisational Theory Perspective." Canadian Journal of Higher Education 47, 3, 170-91.

Buzzelli, M. (2017). "Air pollution and respiratory health: does better evidence lead to policy paralysis," in Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice, R. Holifield, J. Chakraborty and G. Walker, editors. London: Routledge.

Buzzelli, M., D. Brown, K. Lee & J. Mullin. (2017). "VGI in the Geoweb: an experiment to test data reliability," in Volunteered Geographic Information and the Future of Geospatial Data, C. Campelo, M. Bertolotto and P. Corcoran, editors. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global. In-print book chapter published with undergraduates from Geography 4220.

Kennedy, J., C. Forchuk, G. Arku & M. Buzzelli. (2017). "'Service providers" perspectives and residents’ experiences with the implementation of “Housing First” program in the city of London, Ontario, Canada." Housing and Society, DOI: 10.1080/08882746.2017.1293429.

Bassil, K., M. Buzzelli, B. Lanphear, P. Peters & H. Moffat. (2016). The Canadian Atlas of Environment and Human Health. http://www.ehatlas.ca/.

Mclean, C. & M. Buzzelli. (2016). "The role of the built environment in attracting and retaining highly-skilled labour to smaller city-regions." Annali di Ricerca e Studi di Geografia 72, 25-42.

Songsore, E. & M Buzzelli. (2016). "The Value of Mixed Method Content Analysis for Understanding Renewable Energy Deployment and Policy Outcomes." Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2016.1246245.

Songsore, E. & M Buzzelli. (2016). "Ontario’s Experience of Wind Energy Development as Seen through the Lens of Human Health and Environmental Justice." International Journal of Research of Environmental and Public Health 13, 684, DOI:10.3390/ijerph13070684.

Kuuire, V., G. Arku, I. Luginaah, M. Buzzelli & T Abada. (2016). "Obligations and Expectations: Perceived Relationship between Transnational Housing Investment and Housing Consumption Decisions among Ghanaian Immigrants in Canada." Housing, Theory and Society 33 (4): 445-468.

Kuuire, V., G. Arku, I. Luginaah, M. Buzzelli & T. Abada. (2016). "Transnationalism-integration nexus: Examining the relationship between transnational housing investment and homeownership status in Canada." Geoforum, 75, 168-79.