Pierre Filion is a leading urban scholar. He has published widely on urban Canadian urban and planning issues. His recent work focuses is on how to create active and diversified urban settings where environmental quality is ever important. From a theory perspective Filion's work explores the relationship between changes in urban form and the evolution of society. He has examined patterns of development and redevelopment within Canadian metropolitan areas and conducted comprehensive surveys across North America. Pierre Filion's work has been funded by SSHRC, the National Secretariat on Homelessness, the Tri-Council Secretariat, CMHC and SSHRC-CURA. He brings experience in survey design and implementation, policy analysis, and theory development.