Orly Linovski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of City Planning
317 John A. Russell Building
204-474-6424
orly.linovski@umanitoba.ca
http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~linovsko/

Bio
My research and teaching is motivated by a concern with the social and political production of the built form. I am interested in the links between political processes, professional practices and the shaping of urban space. I am fundamentally interested in research that is focused on issues of social justice and is relevant to professional planners.

I am currently working on (1) a SSHRC-funded project that examines how equity goals can be integrated in transportation decision-making, and (2) a project exploring the nature of professional practice in publicly-traded firms. My previous research has examined planning processes through a variety of lenses, include the role of private sector consultants, the evolution of design plans over time and constructions of professional expertise.

I received my PhD in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles and a M.Sc. in Urban Planning from the University of Toronto. Previously, I worked in planning and policy at the municipal and provincial levels. I am a Registered Professional Planner and active with the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute.

Recent publications and presentations

Linovski, O. (2019). “Shareholder as Client: Firms, Markets, and the New Business of Planning.” Journal of Urban Affairs, DOI: 10.1080/07352166.2018.1562303

Linovski, O.  (2018). "Shifting agendas: Private Consultants and Public Planning Policy." Urban Affairs Review.  DOI: 1078087417752475.

Linovski, O., Baker, D. M., & Manaugh, K. (2018). “Equity in Practice? Evaluations of Equity in Planning for Bus Rapid Transit.” Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 113, 75-87.

Linovski, O. (2018). Designing for Development: Growth and the Practice of Urban Design in Los Angeles. Journal of Planning History, 17(2), 118-143.

Linovski, O. (2017). "Pro Bono Practices and Government Agencies." Journal of the American Planning Association, 83(2), 180-182.

Linovski, O. (2016). "Politics of Expertise: Constructing Professional Design Knowledge in the Public and Private Sectors." Journal of Planning Education and Research 36(4): 451-464.

Linovski, O. (2016). "Epistemologies of Public and Private Urban Design Expertise." in Spatializing Politics: Essays on Power and Place. Ed. D. Wendel and F. A. Samuels. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press.

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Education
PhD (Urban Planning), University of California, Los Angeles
M.Sc. (Urban Planning), University of Toronto
B.A. (Geography/Urban Systems), McGill University

Professional Memberships
Registered Professional Planner
Member, Canadian Institute of Planners
Member, Manitoba Professional Planners Institute

Research Interests

Social production of built form; transportation equity; professional practice; municipal governance.

Current Teaching
CITY 7210 Planning Design I (Studio)
ARCG 7080 Transportation and Urban Form
CITY 7050 Capstone Project