Alana Boland

Professor, Department of Geography and Program in Planning
Collaborative Master's Specialization in Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies, Asian Institute




Room 5029, 100 St. George Street


Alana Boland ia an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Program in Planning. Her research focuses on environmental governance in urban China. She is particularly interested in understanding how the changing relationship between the economy and environment under market reforms has influenced the management of resources and governing of spaces. Past projects have included a study of the legal construction of water markets and examination of the ideological foundations of water supply privatization. Her current research includes the study of state regulatory initiatives aimed at improving urban environmental conditions in contemporary China, and the analysis of the economic-environment nexus in Chinese cities during the 1950s and 60s.

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