This site contains information on the research and teaching activities by Dr R E Sieber and her team at McGill University.

Our new urban design research project

Welcome to Community Modelling, our urban design initiative in Vancouver, where Korbin DaSilva is investigating tools used to communicate sustainable design to neighbourhoods.


New community economic development article

Congratulations, Pierre on your first journal article!

Pierre Beaudreau, Peter A Johnson and Renee E Sieber. 2012. Strategic Choices in Developing a Geospatial Web 2.0 Application for Rural Economic Development. Journal of Rural and Community Development 7( 3)

The full article is available for download.

Be careful what you say

My comments at AAG 2012 provoke a twitter conversation and a journal article:


Haklay, Mordechai. 2012. Geographic information science: tribe, badge and sub-discipline. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 37(4): 477–481, October 2012


GIScience 2012

Another successful GIScience conference, this year held in Columbus, OH and helmed by Mei-po Kwan. Wonderful opportunity to see old friends and meet new ones.


Sieber, R. E. 2012. Participatory Geospatial Web 2.0: Theory Meets Practice. GIScience Biennial Conference, September 18-21. Columbus, USA.


Microsoft Faculty Research Summit

Sieber was once again invited to the Microsoft Faculty Research Summit, July 15-18.


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