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Denver V. Nixon, PhD (Western)
Department of Geography
The University of British Columbia

Dr. Denver Nixon is currently working as a 12-month Lecturer at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches undergraduate courses on environment and sustainability in the Department of Geography. In 2013-2014, Denver held a position as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography at UFV, working with Dr. Lenore Newman.

Denver's work with the Agriburban Research Centre focuses on questions of land use and sustainability. In particular, he has been engaged in mapping the Agricultural Land Reserve in British Columbia, and in tracking land use change over time.

Denver holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Western Ontario, where he researched transportation geographies and the embodied dimensions of transportation practices, technologies, and landscapes. Denver also holds an MES from York University, an MLIS from the University of Western Ontario, and a BSc from the University of Victoria. He has been a visiting scholar at both the University of British Columbia and Sichuan University (Chengdu, Sichuan Province, PRC). 


Recent Publications

Newman, L. & Nixon, D. (2014). Farming in an agriburban ecovillage development: An approach to limiting agricultural/residential conflictSAGE Open, 4(4): 1-10.

Nixon, D. V. (2014). Speeding capsules of alienation? Social (dis)connections amongst drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians in Vancouver, BCGeoforum, 54: 91-102.

Nixon, D. V. (2012). A sense of momentum: Mobility practices and dis/embodied landscapes of energy useEnvironment and Planning A, 44(7): 1661-1678.

Newman, L., Dale, A. & Nixon, D. V. (2012). The frog dilemma: Urban stream restoration and the nature/culture dialecticEnvironments, 38(1): 19-32. 

Nixon, D.V. (2006). Environmental resonance of Daoist moving meditationsWorldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology, 10(3): 380-403.








Denver presented a research paper, Contours of Displacement: Path Dependence and Cyclist Dislocation from the Flattest Path, at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, held in Los Angeles, CA: April 9-13.

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