Nina-Marie Lister

Nina-Marie Lister
Harvard University | Harvard · Graduate School of Design

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August 1999 - present
Ryerson University
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  • Professor (Full) and Graduate Director

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Publications (59)
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Planning and policy are best done through integrated approaches that holistically address multiple sustainability issues. Climate change and biodiversity loss are two of the most significant issues facing our planet. Accordingly, advancements in integrated sustainability planning and policy require a means for examining how certain strategies and a...
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A smart city is one that is sustainable, liveable, and resilient. To tackle today's “wicked challenges,” such as climate change and biodiversity loss, smart cities of the future must be designed according to green infrastructure principles that prioritize social and ecological health. This paper discusses the role of interdisciplinary approaches to...
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The wildlife crossing database platform (WCDP) is online tool that can be used to upload, access, and explore data on wildlife crossings in North America. The WCDP website is currently in a beta phase, and the beta version is only accessible to registered users; however, the intention for the next version of WCDP is to have some aspects open to the...
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The proven effectiveness of highway crossing infrastructure to mitigate wildlife-vehicle collisions with large animals has made it a preferred method for increasing motorist and animal safety along road networks around the world. The crossing structures also provide safe passage for small- and medium-sized wildlife. Current methods to build these s...
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Climate change is anticipated to alter both wildlife movement and distributions. Despite mounting evidence that wildlife-crossing infrastructure offers a reliable, physical solution to the linked problems of wildlife road mortality and habitat fragmentation, pervasive barriers - from economic to governance structures - prevent the widespread introd...
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The past two decades have witnessed a resurgence of ecological ideas and ecological thinking in discussions of urbanism, society, culture, and design. The field of ecology has moved from classical determinism and a reductionist Newtonian concern with stability, certainty, and order in favor of more contemporary understandings of dynamic systemic ch...
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After more than half a century of continuous road building in North America, 2 phenomena have been recognized. First, growing numbers of wildlife-vehicle collisions are leading to higher levels of personal injury and property damage and to increasing insurance premiums. With more than 4.8 million miles (7.8 million km) of roads on the continent (Ce...
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Nina-Marie Lister, MCIP, RPP, is Associate Professor of Urban & Regional Planning at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, and Visiting Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design. She was the Professional Advisor to the ARC International Design Competition. Her teaching, published research, and p...
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The mere mention of "cottage country" anywhere in Canada almost inevitably conjures up images of Ontario's forested lakelands. This chapter explores the georegion stretching from Georgian Bay eastward to Haliburton and the Algonquin Highlands and from the French River southward to the Trent-Severn waterway and the Oak Ridges Moraine. Although perma...
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Is sustainable development a workable solution for today's environmental problems? Is it scientifically defensible? Best known for applying ecological theory to the engineering problems of everyday life, the late scholar James J. Kay was a leader in the study of social and ecological complexity and the thermodynamics of ecosystems. Drawing from his...
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Many people think of a place in the suburbs as an inexpensive alternative to downtown living. But in fact, sprawl is very expensive - in time, money, energy, land, and other resources. Because sprawl is now so well established as the norm in Canadian communities, adopting ecological design principles will entail major changes. The transformation wi...
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One objective of the International Geosphere–Biosphere Programme is to provide a scientific basis for sustainable development policies. Land use change and ecohydrology are important components of this scientific basis, but predicting change is difficult because of the scale and complexity of the interactions between non-linear ecohydrological and...
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With a recent media-fueled transition from a scientific to a political perspective, biodiversity has become an issue of ethics and ensuing values, beyond its traditional ecological roots. More fundamentally, the traditional perspective of biodiversity is being challenged by the emergence of a post-normal or systems-based approach to science. A syst...

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Working with Biophilic Cities Network and other partners, this project explores municipal codes and bylaws across Canada and the US for barriers to and opportunities for urban biodiversity in private yards.