Aidan Shirley


Aidan Shirley joined Columbia Institute as a practicum student in 2019 and is currently working towards his BA in Applied Geography at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. His interests include urban sustainability and environmental planning, with past research projects addressing topics such as the benefits of car-free urban centres, the relationship between population growth and ecological footprint in Metro Vancouver, and governance issues related to water resources in Ecuador. In the future, Aidan hopes to help shape healthier, more sustainable communities that work for everyone. Contact Aidan via email at

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