The Urban Policy Lab is made up of faculty and students at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.

Gabriel Eidelman

Founder and Director

Gabriel Eidelman is founder and director of the Urban Policy Lab, and assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, where he teaches classes on urban governance and public policy. His research focuses on cities and urban governance in North America, and has been published in the journals Cities, Urban Affairs Review, and the Journal of Urban Affairs. For more information, visit his personal website here.

Graduate Fellows

Members of our student leadership team, comprised of second-year Master of Public Policy and Master of Global Affairs students, contribute to our research and civic education projects, participate in unique experiential learning opportunities, and coordinate the Lab's extracurricular programming.

Heba Al-Junaidi
Graduate Fellow (2021-22)
Erin Mierdel
Graduate Fellow (2021-22)
Sean McGowan
Graduate Fellow (2021-22)

Past Fellows

Research Assistants and Project Coordinators

The Lab has benefitted greatly from the skills and contributions of many students in the Munk School's Master of Public Policy and Master of Global Affairs programs.

Saif Alnuweiri (MPP '20)
Melika Ameresekere (MGA '21)
Duncan Cooper (MPP '21)
Emily Frauts (MPP '18)
Amanda Grant (MPP '20)
Kelly Husack (MPP '20)
Declan Ingham (MPP '20)
Nemesha Kukan (MPP '20)
Lin Ying Lin (MPP '20)
Daniella Marciano (MPP '20)
Kenza Mirza (MPP '21)
Alex Petras
(MPP '18)
Ian Stecher (MGA '21)
Michelle Verbeek (MGA '20)

Affiliated Faculty

The Lab's affiliated faculty members have research expertise and professional experience in a wide range of urban policy issues, including municipal affairs, governance, finance, housing, transportation, infrastructure, innovation, regional economic development, property law, and poverty.