David Hulchanski is a Professor of Housing and Community Development at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, where he holds an endowed Chair in Housing. He was Director of the Centre for Urban and Community Studies from 2000 to 2008. His MSc(Pl) (1975) and PhD (1981) are in urban planning. His research and teaching is focused on neighbourhoods, community development, housing need, immigrant settlement and social and economic rights. He is currently the principal investigator of a seven-year $2.5 million study of socio-spatial inequality, diversity and change in Canadian metropolitan areas with international comparisons funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.