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Nigel Carvalho


Nigel is an urban planner, researcher, and facilitator aspiring to improve cities through equitable community development that fosters the unique strengths existing in individuals and their communities. At this point, a focus on municipal policy tools and innovative financing models for the production and preservation of affordable housing has become a primary avenue for realizing this.


Drawing on an academic background in planning and sociology as well as personal experiences living in Victoria, Vancouver, Montréal, and Toronto, Nigel is skillful at policy analysis, translating information to diverse publics, and examining broad systems of power affecting a wide range of social issues.


Nigel’s other professional and academic interests include deep energy efficiency retrofitting, the sociology of emotions, queer history, and film studies.