John Miron

John Miron
Professor Emeritus

I completed a Ph.D. in Urban-Economic Geography in 1974. I have had an appointment at UTSC since 1976. I am editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Regional Science. I have taught courses in Advanced quantitative methods, Core course in Human Geography, Data analysis, Economic geography, Economy of cities, Geography of competition, GIS and empirical reasoning, Housing and housing policy, Location and spatial development, Location theory, Matrix models, Metropolitan development and planning, Planning, Population geography, Quantitative analysis, Real estate and the city, Regional science, Residential geography, Urban and regional modeling, Urban geography, Urban transportation planning, Urban transportation policy analysis.

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Research Interests

Agency and the human condition

Awards and Grants

Visiting Professor, Hohai University, Nanjing, China, May 2013
Visiting Professor, Department of Real Estate and Construction, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, February 2003
Visiting Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Universidad Naçional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), July 2002
J. Rowntree Foundation Visiting Professor of Housing Policy, University of York, York, England, September 1993
Leave Fellow, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 1982-83


Miron, JR. 2017. The Organization of Cities: Initiative, Ordinary Life, and the Good Life. Cham, Switzerland: Springer In-ternational Publishing. lx, 537 pp.
Miron, JR. 2010. The Geography of Competition: Prices, Firms, and Localization. New York, NY:Springer Science+Business Media. xxiv, 456 pp.
Miron, JR. (ed.) 1993. Habitation et milieu de vie: l'évolution du logement au Canada, 1945 à 1986. McGill-University Press and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Miron, JR. (ed). 1993. House, Home, and Community: Progress in Housing Canadians, 1945-1986 . McGill-Queen's Uni-versity Press and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. 454 p.
Miron, JR. 1988. Housing in Postwar Canada: Demographic Change, Household Formation and Housing Demand. Mont-réal: McGill-Queen's Press. 309 p.
Miron, JR, & Cullingworth, JB. 1983. Rent Control: Impacts on Income Distribution, Affordability, and Security of Ten-ure. Toronto: Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto. 189 p. OCLC 10530226.