Anthony Perl is Professor of Urban Studies and Political Science at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Before joining SFU, he worked at the University of Calgary, the City University of New York, and Universite Lumiere in Lyon, France. He received his undergraduate honours degree in Government from Harvard University, followed by an MA and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Toronto.
His research crosses disciplinary and national boundaries to explore policy decisions made about transportation, cities and the environment. He has published in dozens of scholarly journals. His work has been awarded prizes for outstanding papers presented at the World Conference on Transport Research and the Canadian Transportation Research Forum.
He has also co-produced five books.
The Politics of Improving Urban Air Quality
New Departures: Rethinking Rail Passenger Policy in the 21st Century
The Integrity Gap: Canada’s Environmental Policy and Institutions
Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil
Studying Public Policy: Policy Cycles and Policy Subsystems, Third Edition
Anthony Perl has advised governments in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, and the United States on transportation and environmental research and policy development. He served on the Board of VIA Rail for more than four years. He has served on the Selection Committee of Transport Canada’s Urban Transportation Showcase Program. He has led the Rail Group of the U.S. Transportation Research Board (TRB), a division of the National Research Council. He has also chaired TRB’s Committee on Intercity Passenger Rail. Perl is a Fellow of the Post-Carbon Institute and Adjunct Professor of Urban Studies at Griffith University, Australia. He is also a member of the Vancouver City Planning Commission.