Short opinion pieces, editorials, etc…

Many ideas don’t neatly fit into the format of an academic paper. Sometimes it is necessary to try to communicate some of the lessons learned from research in a language and format that are more accessible. Here are a few attempts…

Shearmur, R., 2020, By reducing air travel within Canada, COVID-19 has opened another equity gap, Globe & Mail, 8th July 2020

Pajevic, F. and R.Shearmur, 2020, Permanent remote work policies: a good idea for workers and cities?, Medium, 26 June 2020

Shearmur, R., 2020, Remote work: Employers are taking over our living spaces and passing on costs, The Conversation, 18th June 2020

Shearmur, R., 2020, Covid 19’s effect on work is a shift not a major revolution, Policy Options, 21st May 2020

Shearmur, R. and N.Luka, 2019, Mémoire concernant le règlement pour une métropole mixte, submitted to OCPM hearings on the social housing provisions (proposed 20-20-20 regulation)

Shearmur, R., 2019, Why We Should Stop Conflating Cities With Innovation and Creativity, Citylab, 2nd December 2019

Beaudet, G. et R.Shearmur, 2019, Promouvoir et valoriser l’innovation municipale, Options Politiques, 11 oct. 2019

Shearmur, R., 2017, The Elephant in the Room: Travel Bans, Neoliberalism and Editing Urban Geography, Urban Geography, 38.7, 955-957


Shearmur, R., 2016, Debating urban technology: technophiles, luddites and citizens, (editorial) Urban Geography, 37:6, 807-809

Shearmur, R., 2016, An inconvenient dispatch from the San Francisco AAG: of conferences and contradictions, (editorial), Urban Geography

Shearmur, R., 2015, Dazzled by Data: Big Data, the Census and Urban Geography (editorial), Urban Geography, 36.7, 965-968

Shearmur, R., 2015, C’est maintenant que le travail commence, La Presse, 9th Nov. 2015

Shearmur, R., 2013, Que reste-t-il de la classe créative?, Nouveau projet, 2013.3

Shearmur, R., 2012, Europe: La Revanche de la Géographie, La Presse, 14 juin 2012

Shearmur, R., 2010, A World Without Data? The Unintended Consequences of Fashion in Geography (editorial), Urban Geography, 31.8, 1009-1017

Shearmur, R., 2008, Of Urban Competitiveness and Business Homelessness (editorial), Urban Geography, 29.7, 613-615

Polese, M. et R.Shearmur, 2003, How can we halt the demise of Canada’s peripheral regions, Policy Options, 1st May 2003

Shearmur.R, 2000, Is More Education Really a Good Thing?, Options Politiques, 21.3, 50-54

Shearmur, R., 2000, Quebec Signs on to the New Barbarian Manifesto, Policy Options, Déc. 2000

Shearmur.R, 1997, Le mythe des PME, Options Politiques, 18.1, 53-56

Shearmur.R., 1999, Le développement local : est-ce légal ?, Options Politiques, 20.2, 57-60

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