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Lucia Lo

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional StudiesProfessor and Chair, Department of Geography, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
Ross Building, N402/N418
E-mail: lucialo@yorku.ca
Tel: 416-736-5107 (voicemail)
Tel: 416-736-2100 x66194/x66199 (voicemail)

Research Interests
Consumer preference and shopping behaviour.
Ethnic entrepreneurship and ethnic economies.
Immigrant settlement and urban landscape change.
Human services – need, use, and accessibility

Current Projects
Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS analysis of human services
Making Ontario home: A study of newcomer settlement services use and need
Investigating immigrant and non-immigrant businesses in Kelowna, BC
Financial institutions and immigrant integration

Selected Publications
Lo, L. 2009. The role of ethnicity in the geography of consumption? Urban Geography. 30 (4): 391-415.

Lo, L. 2008. DiverCity Toronto: Canada’s Premier Gateway City. In M. Price and L. Benton-Short (eds.), Migrants to the Metropolis: The Rise of Immigrant Gateway Cities. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, pp. 97-127.

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2007. Global connectivity, local consumption, and Chinese immigrant experience. GeoJournal, 68: 183-194.

Teixeira, C., Lo, L., and Truelove, M. 2007. Ethnic entrepreneurship, institutional discrimination and related policy issues: a case study in Toronto. Environment and Planning C, 25: 176-193.

Lo, L. 2006. Changing geography of Toronto’s Chinese ethnic economy. In D. Kaplan and W. Li (eds.), The Landscapes of Ethnic Economy. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 83-96.

Lo, L. and Wang, L. with Wei, L. 2006. “Consuming Wal-Mart: A Case study of Shenzhen, China”, In S. Brunn (ed.) Wal-Mart’s World. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 315-330.

Lo, L. 2006. Suburban housing and indoor shopping: the production of the contemporary Chinese landscape in Toronto In W. Li (ed.), Suburban Asian Immigrant Communities: from Urban Enclaves to Ethnoburbs. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, pp.134-154.

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