Brian Doucet

Urban Geographer

In the media

(Articles about me and my work, quotations and interviews, written by others)


(2019) Interview on CBC Radio One Morning Show (Kitchener-Waterloo) with Craig Norris about my research project on the impact of the LRT on neighbourhood change. 24 January.

(2019) “UW researchers look at LRT impact on those who live near it” CBC Kitchener-Waterloo. 24 January.

(2018) Interview with Dr. Brian Doucet about the sustainability of our cities The Eco Market. 11 November.

(2018) Interview on CTV Kitchener about pedestrian safety and walkability. 5 November.

(2018) Interview on Kitchener Today with Brian Bourke about Waterloo Region LRT and research project to measure its impact. 30 October.

Davis, B (2018) Finding balance in a growing region. Waterloo Region Record. A1/3 17 October

(2018) Greater Golden Horseshoe Housing Crunch, The Agenda with Steve Pakin. Interview panelist, 18 October

(2018) Advocate wants to see improvements for cyclists, pedestrians. CTV Kitchener. 20 June.

(2018) Interview of the Mike Farwell show on News570 (Kitchener-Waterloo) about cycling in Waterloo Region. 18 June.

(2018) Thompson, Catherine (2018) ‘We know what needs to be done’— imagining a bike-friendly future’ Waterloo Region Record. 15 June

(2018) Interview on CBC Radio One Morning Show (Kitchener-Waterloo) with Craig Norris about gentrification in downtown Kitchener, 30 April.

(2018) Interview of the Mike Farwell show on News570 (Kitchener-Waterloo) about sidewalk snow removal. 19 April

(2018) Interview on CTV Kitchener evening news about sidewalk snow removal. 19 April.

Nabi, S (2018) What Kitchener can learn from Detroit. The Community Edition. 4 April

(2018) Interview on the Mike Farwell show on News570 (Kitchener-Waterloo) about Why Detroit Matters. 22 March

(2018) Interview on CBC Radio One Morning Show (Kitchener-Waterloo) with Craig Norris about Why Detroit Matters and lessons for KW 21 March.

(2018) Interview on Metro Morning (CBC Radio Toronto) about pedestrian and road safety. 13 March

(2018) Interview on the Mike Farwell show on News570 (Kitchener-Waterloo) about gentrification. 8 March


(2017) Interview on the Mike Farwell show on News570 (Kitchener-Waterloo) about density with diversity along LRT corridor. 19 October.


(2017) LRT 'opportunity of a lifetime' for housing diversity, says expert​CBC News Kitchener-Waterloo. 18 October.


(2017) Interview on CBC Radio One Morning Show (Kitchener-Waterloo) about density with diversity along LRT corridor. 18 October


Yusuf, H (2017) Racism in Rotterdam: how a diverse city got infected with Islamophobia. The Guardian. 15 March


Hobma, M (2017) Veryupping van de oude buurt. DUIC. Maart 2017, pp. 6-7.


Maarse, G (2016)  Jaagt Rotterdam de armen weg? Is Rotterdam driving out the poor?Erasmus Magazine. #3 November p. 10-14. In this interview, I speak about housing, gentrification and Rotterdam's woonreferendum (housing referendum) taking place on 30 November.


Gordijn, V (2016) Minicollege: Is de binnenstad straks alleen nog voor de rijken? Versbeton. 21 September

Vera Gordijn's synopsis of my mini-lecture for Studio Erasmus. On the link above, you can watch the lecture in full (Dutch)


Baumgardt, J (2016)  Ook blanken komen op de Kruiskade. AD Rotterdam. 2 juli. 


Kammer, C (2016) Krot uit Detroit op kunstbeurs. NRC Handelsblad. 10 februari.


de Kruif, F (2016)  Is de opwaardering van Katendrecht ook goed voor de 'gewone Rotterdammer?' NRC Handelsblad. 29 januari.


Hamel, EJ (2015)Zelfs de popularste docent krijgt geen vaste contract.DUB.  23 juni 2015


Studenten voeren actie voor docent. Algemene Dagblad Utrecht.  12 juni 2015, p.16.


Hamel EJ (2015)  Studenten vechten voor behouden populaire docent. DUB. 9 juni 2015


Full-length radio interview on the Dutch science and knowledge show Kennis van Nu about Detroit, gentrification and Dutch cities: Detroit: Hoe je een stad beter niet opwaarderen. Radio interview op Kennis van Nu, NPR Radio 5.  Thursday 4 June 2015


Jackman M (2015) The Guardian gets Detroit right again.Metro Times (Detroit) 22 February


Versprille, H (2015) Iedereen zijn eigen kroeg. Het Parool. Zaterdag 3 januari, pp. 18-19


Live interview with Radio Redmond, Amsterdam (2 April 2014) on gentrification.


Doig, W (2012)‘On the waterfront, the battle rages on’ Salon.com. Saturday 10 March. 

‘How sacred is a capital city? A conversation with Dr. Brian Doucet.’ Utrecht University, Faculty of Geosciences website. 22 November, 2011.

Van Hoof, S (2010) ‘In de ban van de ringen: Utrechter Brian Doucet met Oranje naar EK curling.’ Algemeen Dagblad Utrecht. 30 November, p. 11.

                                Media Publications and appearances





Doucet, B; Dean, J; Mitchell, C and Toman, S (2018) Winter in spring reinforces need for municipal sidewalk clearing. Waterloo Region Record. 19 April.

Doucet, B (2018) Why Detroit Matters: What we can learn from their experience. Good Work News. Issue 132, March, pp. 6-7.

Doucet, B (2018) Pedestrian deaths won’t end as long as Toronto panders to cars and drivers. The Globe and Mail. 11 March.

Doucet, B (2017) We can build better, more people-centred cities. Waterloo Region Record. 9 December

Doucet, B (2017) National housing strategy fails to go deep enough on root of ills, The Toronto Star. 3 December

Doucet, B (2017) Once-in-a-lifetime chance to build density with diversity. Waterloo Region Record. 10 October

Mini College: Is the binnenstad van Rotterdam straks alleen nog voor de rijken?
Studio Erasmus. 16 September, 2016.

Doucet B, van den Berg, M and van Eijk, G (2016) Rotterdam's anti-gentrification movement must learn the lessons of its failed referendum. The Guardian. Guardian Housing. 12 December.

Doucet B and Philp D (2016) In Detroit ‘ruin porn’ ignores the voices of those who still call the city home. The Guardian. 15 February

Doucet, B and Philp, D (2016) Detroit is meer dan ruïnes. Versbeton. 13 februari.

Doucet, B (2015) Ongelijkheid, gentrificatie en de stad. Versbeton. 1 december.

Doucet, B (2015) 'What Grace Lee Boggs taught my students'The Detroit Free Press. 8 October.

Doucet, B (2015) Detroit's gentrification won't give poor citizens reliable public services' The Guardian. 17 February

Doucet, B (2014) 'What we really find when we compare Detroit with the north-east of England' The Guardian. 15 May

Doucet, B (2013)‘Seeing hope amongst Detroit’s ruins: Dutch urban geography students’ experiences in Detroit’ The Detroit News. 10 October.

Doucet, B (2013) ‘Toronto has to think outside the box on transit’ The Toronto Star. 19 August, 2013.

Doucet, B (2013) ‘Bankroet zoals in Detroit is ook hier goed mogelijk’ NRC Handelsblad. 12/13 Augustus, 2013, pp. 19.

Doucet, B (2013) 'Walking taller: from across the pond, T.O.'s pedestrian rap not so bad - really' NOW Magazine. 7 February 2013. 

Doucet, B (2011)‘Be patient. Good waterfronts take time.’ The Toronto Star. 15 September 2011.