Interview with John Miron

Portrait of John Miron

How did you get interested in City Studies/Human Geography?
An undergraduate course in public finance (with a young Ron Crowley) first introduced me to urban economics, planning, and regional science. Despite my best efforts otherwise, Ron planted the bug I couldn’t shake.

What are you working on right now?
A book tentatively titled “Transportation and the Economy” which deals with how we model the role of transportation in shaping the human condition.

What do you bring to the undergraduate class room?
Over forty years of teaching experience; a commitment to empowering students to think about the world around them; a focus on clarity and conciseness in communication.

What is one helpful tip you’d like to share with your students to help them succeed at UTSC?
Be bold, follow your curiosity, and don’t freak out.