Gabriel Eidelman is Director of the Urban Policy Lab and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance, where he teaches classes on urban governance and public policy. 

His research focuses on urban governance in North America, particularly the politics of land and property development, and patterns of public property ownership in cities and their effects on urban development.

Gabriel’s work has been published in Cities, Urban Affairs Review, the Journal of Urban Affairs, the Canadian Journal of Political Science, and Politics & Policy. He was also recognized as a Clarence N. Stone Scholar and Norton Long Young Scholar by the American Political Science Association.

He earned his PhD in Political Science at the University of Toronto, and held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at Western University. His PhD dissertation, which examined the political history of waterfront redevelopment in Toronto, was awarded the 2013 Vincent Lemieux Prize for best thesis by the Canadian Political Science Association. 

Before returning to academia, Gabriel worked at the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development in New York, and the Public Policy Forum in Ottawa.