View Profile 
Richard Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
1. Urban and suburban development in Canada and the U.S. in the twentieth century, with an emphasis on house building and the rise of the housing market.
2. The rise of home improvement in North America in the twentieth century.
3. Suburbanisation world-wide.
4. British colonial housing policy in the twentieth century, with particular reference to India, Kenya, and the West Indies.
|Address:||School of Geography and Earth Sciences
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1
|Primary Phone:||(905)525 9140 x.27216|
|Fax Number:||(905) 546-0463|
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Urban
A Taste of Urbane Marxism
Extraordinary Agents: The Rise of the Realtor
The City in History in Maps
I am a historical geographer, trained at Cambridge (BA), Ohio State (MA), and Queen's (PhD). I taught at the University of British Columbia and University of Toronto before taking present position at McMaster.
I have published in historical, geographical, and urban studies journals on the subject of residential segregation, urban politics, home ownership, suburban development, house building, and housing policy, chiefly in North America. 'Unplanned Suburbs. Toronto's American Tragedy, 1900-1950' (Johns Hopkins, 1996), won awards. Most recent book is 'Creeping Conformity. How Canada Became Suburban' (University of Toronto Press, 2004). I have recently complteed a book manuscript on the rise of home improvement in North America, 1905-1960. My research has been supported by grants the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, a Fulbright, and fellowships from the Australian National University and the British Academy.
I teach courses in housing, urban social geography, and urban historical geography.