Henry Marshall Tory Endowed Research Chair and Professor of Human Geography and Sociology, University of Alberta, Edmonton Canada.

Contact: rshields (one word) -at- ualberta -dot- ca


Founding Editor,
Space and Culture: International Journal of Social Spaces and Curb Planning Magazine (2012-18).


The Henry Marshall Tory Chair is named for the first President of the University 1908-1929, first President of the National Research Council of Canada 1928-1935, and first President of Carleton College 1942-1947, now Carleton University, where I also both studied and taught.



Teaching: University of Alberta.

Cities and Suburbs SOC 445/585 Jan-Apr 2024

Human Dimensions of Environmental Change HGEO 452/552 Jan-Apr 2024


Links to Current Projects:
  • Social Spatialisation and Spatial Justice. International Workshop. March 27-28 2024, University of Alberta. Further information coming soon

  • Eeyou Istchee political geographies and energy infrastructure

  • Reimagining Community Housing Futures CMHC, SSHRC Research Network,

  • Ecological mythtelling: Indigneous and settler futures,

  • Visual ethnographies, cultures and Visualicities

  • UArctic Thematic Network on Local-Scale Planning, Climate Change and Resilience



City-Regions in Context Demystifying Deleuze Rereading Jean François Lyotard Strip-Appeal What is a City Places on the Margin Lefebvre Love & Struggle Cultures of Internet Lifestyle Shopping Building Tomorrow Ecologies of AffectThe Virtual Spatial Questions 2013CURB Magazine for planners Space and Culture



















Sample of Recent Work: see our Research Archive, Researchgate.net and Scribd.com for other works. Complete list in cv.


Overview of my past work in Work of Arts (2005).


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