Dave Guyadeen

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Assistant Professor
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 ext. 52191
Landscape Architecture, Room 142
Rural Planning and Development

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PhD (Planning), University of Waterloo
MPA, University of Western Ontario
BURPl (Hons), Ryerson University

Bio Summary

Dave Guyadeen is an Assistant Professor with practical and academic experience in the field of planning. He is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and a Registered Professional Planner (RPP). His professional experiences include working as a land use policy planner at the regional and local levels of government in Ontario.

Dave’s research focuses on plan development, plan implementation, and evaluation. He is specifically interested in the use of evaluation in government institutions, particularly within the rural context. Dave is also interested in the topic of plan quality, including ways of defining plan quality and approaches to assessing the quality of various plans, including official plans, climate change plans, and other strategic government plans.

Dave has a range of teaching experience and strives to actively engage students in their learning by highlighting the linkages between planning theory and planning practice.

Research Interests

  • Plan Implementation
  • Program Evaluation
  • Plan Outcome Evaluation
  • Plan Quality Evaluation
  • Climate Change Planning

Featured Publications

  • Guyadeen, D., Thistlethwaite, J., & Henstra, D. Evaluating the Quality of Municipal Climate Change Plans in Canada. Submitted for review.
  • Guyadeen, D. Evaluating Plan Quality: An Assessment of 63 Official Plans in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) Region of Ontario, Canada. Submitted for review.
  • Guyadeen, D. (2018). Do practicing planners value plan quality: Insights from a survey of planning professionals in Ontario, Canada. Journal of the American Planning Association, 84(1), 21-32.
  • Guyadeen, D., & Seasons, M. (2016). Evaluation theory and practice: Comparing program evaluation and evaluation in planning. Journal of Planning Education & Research, 1-13.
  • Guyadeen, D., & Seasons, M. (2016). Plan evaluation: Challenges and directions for future research. Planning Practice & Research, 31(2), 215-228.

Area of Research

Rural Planning and Development
Rural Studies