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Alexandra Flynn

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor
Toronto, Canada
Alexandra Flynn is an Assistant Professor in the City Studies program at the University of Toronto. She teaches and researches in the areas of urban governance, property, and civic engagement. Her latest project is called “The Landscape of Local in Toronto’s Governance Model” and focuses on the overlapping geographies and governance of city space, including the formal and informal bodies that represent residents. She recently began a SSHRC-funded project examining the relationship between indigenous and municipal governments in planning matters. In addition to her academic work, Alexandra Flynn has over ten years of experience as a lawyer representing First Nations and as a senior policy official at the City of Toronto where she focused on intergovernmental relations. She has a long history of volunteer work, and currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Community Legal Education Ontario and as a member of the Shared Path Consultation Initiative, which provides educational resources related to Indigenous-municipal planning.