Corrine Cash was completing a PhD in Planning at the University of Waterloo in Canada during her internship with the Cities Programme. Her PhD research focused on examining decision-making patterns as they pertain to the rural-urban fringe in two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves: the Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve, South Africa and the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve, Canada. She was awarded a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for this work.
Her Masters research, also conducted in South Africa, focused on the effectiveness of integrated development planning for environmental sustainability and social equity. Previous research that she has conducted has been published in Urban Forum and the Journal of Enterprising Communities. She also has a chapter in a book, “Winelands, wealth and work: transformations in the Dwars River Valley, Stellenbosch” by Van der Waal, K. (Ed.) that is currently in press. She is also the Secretary for the City of Kitchener’s Housing Board of Directors, sat on the Board of Directors for the City of Fredericton’s Non-Profit Housing Association and volunteered in Haiti with Healing Hands for Haiti (A charitable organisation dedicated to bringing rehabilitation medicine to Haiti).
In her internship role with the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme in 2013, Corrine developed profiles of the cities of Toronto, Canada and Johannesburg, South Africa around the domains of the Circles of Sustainability approach.
Her internship was supervised by Professor Paul James.