Ren Thomas is a researcher, writer, and instructor who is passionate about planning, with a focus on housing, transportation, growth management policies, and governance. Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University’s School of Planning, she holds an MA and PhD from the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP), and is a Founding Fellow of the MacEachen Institute of Public Policy and Governance. Ren has studied non-profit housing in Halifax and rental housing policy in Canadian cities. Her book on transit-oriented development will be published by Palgrave MacMillan this year.