Areas of Research
- Environmental Planning/Impact Assessment
- Sustainable Transportation Planning - Transit-Oriented Development, Travel Demand Management
- Urban Sprawl and the Obesity Epidemic
- Sustainable Solid-Waste Management
- Alternative Dispute Resolution - Public Engagement
- ARPL789 Transportation and Land Use Planning
- ARPL787 Planning Techniques
- Certificate of Postdoctoral Study – McMaster University: “Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning"
- Ph.D. (Planning) - University of Waterloo, School of Planning: “Regional Planning & Resource Management”
- Masters in Environmental Studies (Planning) - York University: “Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment”
- Baccalaureate Degree - University of Toronto: “Environmental Systems” (Geography)
- Assistant Professor, Catholic University of America, 2012 – present
- Lecturer/Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, 1994-2005, 2007-2012
- Assistant Professor, St. Cloud State University (Minnesota), 2005 - 2007
- Adjunct Professor, Ryerson University (Toronto), 1992 - 2011
- Consulting Planning Contractor - Quartek Group Inc. (www.quartekgroup.com), MMM Group Ltd. (www.mmm.ca), AMEC (www.amec.com), Trow Engineers Ltd., 1995 – present
- Planner - Cities of Hamilton and Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 1990-1995
- Planner - Ontario Ministry of Transportation and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, 1985-1990
- Junior Transportation Planner, McCormick Rankin Corp. (www.mrc.ca), 2 years
- Full Member – Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP)
- Registered Professional Planner – Ontario Professional Planners Institute (RPP)
- American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), pending
- Research Associate - Cities Centre, University of Toronto
- Research Associate - York University Centre for Asian Research
- Research Affiliate - University of Toronto Martin Prosperity Institute, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
- Research Associate - Asian Institute, Monk School For Global Affairs
- 2011 Government of Canada (Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation) Excellence in Education Award for Promotion of Sustainable Practices
- 2011 Canadian Institute of Planners award for planning excellence in Transportation and Infrastructure for the Cities of Mississauga/Brampton Hurontario-Main Street Master Plan and Light Rail Transit Study (one of the Project Managers with the prime consultant – the MMM Group)
- Ryerson University Teaching Award (for CMT305 Environmental Science Applications – Waste Management)
- Canadian Association of Geographers - Award for Service to Geography in Government and Business
- Carolinian Canada Conservation Award - Project Manager for the Stoney Creek Open Spaces and Natural Environment System – City of Hamilton Official Plan
- Canadian Institute of Planners Award - City of Hamilton, Red Hill Creek Watershed Plan (peer review team)
- Ontario Professional Planners Institute Award - Project management of the City of Ottawa Natural Environment Systems Strategy
- Six Nations of the Grand River Territory – Investigations into Aboriginal natural resource issues in the Grand River Watershed involving Wind Farm Projects under the Ontario Renewable Energy Approval regulation - O. Reg. 359/09
- York University Centre for Asian Research – Alternative Dispute Resolution for Vietnamese Land Use Planning Officials
- Canadian International Development Agency - University of Toronto - Southeast Asia Urban Environmental Management Applications project – “The Role of Public Consultation in Vietnamese Environmental Impact Assessments” research and conference paper in Cambodia
- Canadian International Development Agency – University of TorontoWaste Econ Project “Developing and Teaching Waste Auditing Seminar in Laos
- Canadian International Development Agency – Waste Econ Project “Social Survey to Evaluate Micro-Credit Loans to Female Waste Pickers – Hanoi, Vietnam
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada - "Determinants of the Quality and Level of Service of a Freeway System – Rural Freeway Commuters"
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada - Determination of - "Determinants of the Quality and Level of Service of a Freeway System – User Group: Truck Drivers"
- City of Guelph - “Evaluation of the Guelph-Wellington Waste Management Master Plan”
Conference and Invited Presentations
- May 30, 2012, Canadian Association of Geographers Conference, Waterloo: “Historical Geography of Waste Management in Toronto”, also chair of Sustainable Transportation session.
- May 3, 2012, Celebration of Teaching and Faculty Showcase, University of Toronto – Poster session: “Integrating Sustainability into Your Courses”
- Oct. 2011 - Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, individual paper “Retrofitting Sprawl for Transit-Oriented-Development: Using “Visioning” to Create a 21st Century Main Street in Mississauga and Brampton, Ontario”
- Canadian Association of Geographers Conference, “Popularity of Hybrid Vehicles: Implications to Transit Oriented Development and Travel Demand Management”, October 2009, University of Toronto @ Mississauga
- Invited Panelist: "A Transboundary Dialogue on Climate Change and Water in the
Great Lakes Basin: Exploring the Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity of First Nations Peoples" Six Nations Polytechnic, Ohsweken, Ontario, March 27th, 2009.
- Invited Panelist: University of Toronto Urban Studies Student Union Annual Sustainability Conference, Hart House, Jan 23, 2009.
- Canadian Association of Geographer Ontario Division Conference. “A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Street Scavenging In Canada and Vietnam – Towards a Social Justice Approach for Waste Pickers”, Oct. 18, 2008, Brock University.
- Metronuaghts Transit “Un-conference”, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Session Facilitator: Hybrid and Green Vehicles: Implications for Transit Oriented Development, May 3, 2008.
- Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, “Obesity and Urban Sprawl – Is Fast-Food Opportunity a De-facto Quality of Service Indicator With Commuters?”, Milwaukee, WI, October 18, 2007.
- Canadian Association of Geographers, Ontario Division, “Obesity & Urban Sprawl: Understanding the Relationship between Zoning, Commuting and Fast-food Opportunity”, McMaster University, Oct. 14, 2006.
- Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, “Public Consultation in Vietnamese EIA” (peer reviewed abstract), Kansas City, Oct. 28, 2005, also moderator-discussant for session “New Perspectives on Recycling and Waste Management”.
- SEA-UEMA Project International Conference on Integrated Solid Waste Management in Southeast Asian Cities, “Public Consultation in Vietnamese Waste EIA’s” (paper peer reviewed), session discussant, Siem Reap, Cambodia, July 2, 2005.
- Canadian Association of Geographers, “Evaluating the Effectiveness of EIAs: Towards a New Epistemology of Planning Success”, panellist, session organizer and facilitator, London ON, May 31 2005.
- Canadian Association of Geographers, Ontario Division , Waterloo ON, Paper - Social Equity and the Toronto Waste Crisis: An Historical Geography – Oct. 20, 2004
- Toronto New Mobility Summit, Sierra Club of Canada/Environment Canada/City of Toronto: Expert Panelist and Facilitator – Planning for New Mobility in Canada, Sept. 23, 2004.
- Canadian Association of Geographers, “The Role of Public Participation in Vietnamese EIA”, May 2004, Moncton N.B.
- Institute of Transportation Engineers, “Designing Public Consultation Programs That Build Consensus: Lessons Learned from the MTO’s Mid-Peninsula Corridor Process”, May 6, 2004, Hamilton, ON.
- American Association of Geographers, Session Organizer and Discussant – The Geography of Waste, paper - “The Role of Public Participation in EIA Initiated Landfill Siting in Vietnam”. March 2004.
- Transportation Research Board (peer reviewed paper) – “Freeway Users’ Perceptions Of Quality Of Service: A Comparison Of Three Groups”, Jan. 13, 2004, Washington D.C.
- Transportation Research Board (peer reviewed paper), Poster - “Freeway Quality of Service: A Preliminary Investigation into the Perceptions of Tractor-Trailer Drivers”, Jan. 2003, Washington D.C.
- Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, peer reviewed abstract, “Freeway Quality of Service: A Preliminary Investigation into the Perceptions of Tractor-Trailer Drivers”, 2002, Baltimore.
- Academic Integrity: Deterring and Detecting Plagiarism. “Detecting and Deterring Internet Plagiarism”, University of Toronto (Office of Teaching Advancement), November 15, 2002.
- Canadian Association of Geographers, Ontario Division. “Waste Management in Wellington-Guelph: A Case of Failure-as-Success”, University of Western Ontario, London, October 2002.
- Canadian Association of Geographers. “Promoting Biodiversity Through Natural Heritage Planning and GIS Technology”, Canadian Association of Geographers, University of Toronto, May 2002
- Canadian Association of Geographers Ontario Division Conference, “The Stoney Creek Open Spaces and Natural Environment Study – From Planning Studio Course to Official Plan Review”, University of Toronto, Nov. 2000.
- Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, “Persistence Of The Rational Planning Paradigm In Waste Management: Tales From The Field”, October 21, 1999, Chicago.
- Forthcoming book chapter 2012 – Hostovsky, C. “Environmental Assessment in Ontario: Moving from Planning Process to Process of Least Regret” in Hanna, Kevin S. (ed.), third edition expected 2012. Environmental Impact Assessment: Practice and Participation. Toronto: Oxford University Press (invited by editor).
- Hostovsky, Charles. 2012. “Environmental Sustainability” in Grant, Jill (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research, Springer.
- Hostovsky, Charles. 2011. “Hybrid and Electric Automobiles: Implications to Transportation Demand Management”, in Robbins, Paul, Mulvaney, Dustin, and Golson, J. Geoffrey (eds.). Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future, Volume 10: Green Technology. SAGE, p. 247-254.
- Forthcoming 2012 – Chang, Shen-Hao, Hostovsky, Charles, and Bezilla, Elizabeth. “High Speed Rail in Canada and the USA: A Missed Opportunity”.
- Forthcoming 2012 – Hostovsky, C. “Retrofitting Sprawl for Transit-Oriented-Development: Using “Visioning” to Create a 21st Century Main Street in Mississauga and Brampton, Ontario”, Canadian Planning and Policy (paper presented at the 2012 ACSP conference and editor invited manuscript for publication).
- Garkowski, Jeffrey, and Hostovsky, Charles. 2011. “Policy versus Practice in Municipal Solid Waste Diversion: The Role of the Waste Crisis in Ontario Waste Planning”, Canadian Journal of Urban Research, Vol.20, No. 1, pp. 1-22.
- Hostovsky, C. and Maclaren, V., McGraff, G. April 2010. “The role of public involvement in environmental impact assessment in Vietnam: towards a more culturally sensitive approach”. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Vol. 53, No. 3, pp. 405–425.
- Hostovsky, C. 2009. “Greenwashing”, in Paul Robbins, Juliana R. Mansvelt, J. Geoffrey Golson (eds.). Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future - Green Consumerism: An A-to-Z Guide. SAGE, http://www.sagepub.com/booksProdDesc.nav?prodId=Book233809
- Hostovsky, C. 2006. “The Paradox of the Rational Comprehensive Model of Planning: Tales From Waste Management Planning in Ontario, Canada. ” Journal of Planning Education and Research. Vol. 25 No. 4, pp. 382-395.
- Even-Har, Meirav and Hostovsky, C. 2006. “The Montreal Car Free Day: A Catalyst for Multimodal Transportation Planning”. Plan Canada. Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 17-20.
- Hostovsky, C 2005. “Evaluation in Integrated Waste Management: Understanding the Crisis and Improving Practice Through Planning Theory”, Canadian Journal of Urban Research, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 81-101.
- Hostovsky, C , Hall, Fred, L, Wakefield, S. 2004. “Freeway Users’ Perceptions Of Quality Of Service: A Comparison Of Three Groups”. Transportation Research Record No. 1883, pp. 150-157.
- Hostovsky, C. 2004. “Province Implementing New Protection Polices for Watersheds”, Green Perspectives, Vol. 3, pp. 5-6.
- Hostovsky, C and Hall, Fred. L. 2003. “Freeway Quality of Service: Perceptions of Tractor-Trailer Drivers”. Transportation Research Record No. 1852, pp. 19-25.
- Hostovsky, C . 2000. “Integrating Planning Theory and Waste Management – An Annotated Bibliography”, Journal of Planning Literature, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 305 – 332.
- Hostovsky, C. 1998. “City of Guelph’s Experience with Charity Casino Gambling”, Ontario Planning Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 23-28.
- Hostovsky, C. 1998. "Social Impact Assessment - Planning For Human Values In Environmental Assessment", Environmental Assessment - EA Update. Vol. XII, No. 2, pp. 4-8.
- Hostovsky, C. 1998. "Improving Public Participation in Environmental Assessment", Environmental Assessment - EA Update. Vol. XII, No. 1, pp. 16-21.
- Hostovsky, C. Jan. 1996. "Planning In Cyberspace", Plan Canada, pp. 12-14.
- Hostovsky, C., Miller, D. and Keddy, C. Nov. 1995. "The Natural Environment Systems Strategy: Protecting Ottawa?Carleton's Ecological Areas", Plan Canada, pp. 26-29. Referenced in the text books: Hodge, Gerald and Gordon, David. 2008. Planning Canadian Communities, Fifth Canadian Edition. Toronto: Thomson Nelson (p. 201) and Grant, Jill (ed.) 2008. A Reader in Canadian Planning: Linking Theory and Practice. Toronto: Thomson Nelson (p. 245).
- Hostovsky, C. 1992. "Integrating Public Liaison Committees Into the Impact Assessment Process", Hazardous Materials/Wastes: Social Aspects of Facility Planning and Management. Winnipeg: Institute For Social Impact Assessment, pp. 230-240.
- Associate Member Mentor – Ontario Professional Planners Institute
- Exam committee - Ontario Professional Planners Institute
- Canadian Association of Geographers – Chair, Environment and Resource Management Study Group, Newsletter Editor
- Transportation Research Board - ADC10 Committee on Environmental Analysis in Transportation
- Sierra Club – Transportation Committee, Toronto Car-Free Day committee
- Faculty Advisor to the St. Cloud State University Vietnamese Students’ Association
- Innis College (Toronto) Council member
- City of Burlington, Ontario, Canada - Mayor’s Anti-Drinking and Driving Committee;
- City of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - Environmental Advisory Committee member (6 years)