Meg Holden

Global Advisor

  • Urban Studies
  • Indicators
  • Sustainability Assessment

Dr Meg Holden is a scholar of sustainable cities who is engaged in comparative case study research, policy craft and analysis, evaluation, philosophical investigation, teaching, public dialogue and action in cities internationally. She is jointly appointed between the Urban Studies Program, an interdisciplinary graduate program, and the Geography Department at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Key themes in Dr Holden’s research include the construction of actionable theories of sustainability in contemporary cities, the design and use of sustainability indicator projects and sustainability assessment protocols, structures, processes and outcomes of model urban sustainable neighbourhood projects internationally, the role of mega-events on sustainability policy agendas and implementation and emerging popular cultures and values surrounding sustainability. Meg directs the Regional Vancouver Urban Observatory, is a board member of the Community Indicators Consortium and is an editorial board member of the journals Urban Studies Research and Applied Research in Quality of Life.

Dr Holden is based in Vancouver, Canada.