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Christopher Daniel is a Researcher with the CSCA. Chris joined the CSCA in January of 2006 and worked as a Senior GIS Analyst until September 2013 when he began his PhD studies at Ryerson University. While completing his PhD, he is continuing to work with the CSCA on a variety of research projects focusing on consumer service sector activities within the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area (GGHA). His PhD topic deals with Retail Planning and Smart Growth initiatives, focusing on the impact of the ‘Places to Grow’ and ‘Greenbelt’ legislation on commercial real estate development in the GGHA. The PhD touches on elements of urban planning, environmental management, retail change and location analytics.
Chris holds a Masters of Spatial Analysis degree from Ryerson University and a GIS Application Specialist certificate from Sir Sandford Fleming College. He has experience working with spatial databases in a variety of applications including conservation, utilities, demographics and retail geography. In addition to his experience with Geographic Information Systems, Chris is also knowledgeable in the areas of data mining and statistical analysis.