Graham, Dr. Rylan

Dr. Rylan Graham
PhD (University of Calgary); MA (University of Waterloo); BA (University of Regina) Assistant Professor
Email: Campus:
  • Prince George


Rylan Graham is an Assistant Professor in the School of Environmental Planning at the University of Northern British Columbia. Rylan’s research focuses on issues related to growth management and the transition towards intensification, neighbourhood change and downtown revitalization, plan evaluation, and with a particular focus on mid-sized Canadian cities. Rylan is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) with the Planning Institute of British Columbia and a Full Member in the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP). Prior to entering academia, he practiced as a planner in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Research and Expertise

Growth management; intensification; recentralization; Smart Growth; neighbourhood change and downtown revitalization; plan evaluation; mid-sized Canadian cities; pedestrian-oriented design; professional planning practice; real estate development

Research Fields:
  • Environment
  • Sustainability
  • Urban Planning
Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert

Selected Publications

Han, A. T., Graham, R., & Tsenkova, S. (2020). The Inside and Outside Game of Growth Management: Tracking Sprawl of Canada’s Largest Metropolitan Areas. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 0739456X20937335.

Graham, R., & Coppola, F. (2020) Post-Secondary on the Prairies: Planning Implications of the Emergence of the City Centre Satellite Campus. PLAN North West (6), 11-16.

Graham, R., Han, A. T., & Tsenkova, S. (2019). An Analysis of the Influence of Smart Growth on Growth Patterns in Mid-Sized Canadian Metropolitan Areas. Planning Practice & Research, 34(5), 498-521.

Graham, R. (2018). Saskatchewan’s Urban Boom: Growth on the Periphery. PLAN North West (4), 27-30.

Graham, R. (2018). Barriers to Intensification in Regina’s Warehouse District. PLAN Canada 58(1), 25-27.