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Lucia P Lo

Department of Geography

Professor
 
Office: N402 Ross Building
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 66194
Emaillucialo@yorku.ca
 
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   Area of Specialization

Immigrant settlement and integration; ethnic economy; Chinese diaspora



Degrees

PhD, Department of Geography, University of Toronto
MA, Department of Geography, McMaster University
BA (Summa Cum Laude), Departments of Economics and Geography, McMaster University

Professional Leadership

Chair, Department of Geography, York University, 2009-2013.

Leader, Transportation and Commerce Thrust, Geomatics for Informed Decision Making NCE (GEOIDE), 2003-2005.

Leader, the Economics and Labour Market Domain, CERIS - The Ontario Metropolis Centre, 2002-2006.

Undergraduate Program Director, Department of geography, york University, 1998-2001.

Member, Editorial Board, Geographical and Environmental Modelling, 1996-2002.

Councillor, Canadian Regional Science Association, 1995-2001.

Community Contributions

Knowledge Mobilization and Community Outreach Activities
Participated in a forum on “Poverty in York Region”, York Community Data Sharing Symposium II, organised by The York Region Planning Forum and The KM Unit at York University, June 4, 2009.

Organised workshop “An evaluation of settlement services in York Region: The York Infrastructure Project” for Toronto communities and organizations interested in settlement issues. Ontario Metropolis Centre, May 15 2009.

Organised workshop “An evaluation of human services in York Region: what we know, what we don’t know and what we need to know” for York Region Government and Community Organizations. York University, March 6 2009.

Invited to talk about “Knowing our Communities Better - Innovative ways to use data at the neighbourhood level”, York Community Data Sharing Symposium I, organised by The York Region Planning Forum and Children, Youth and Families, and The Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University, Markham, Ontario, Nov 14 2008.

Participated in a forum on university entrance organised by Across U-hub, Richmond Hill, Ontario, September 20 2008.

Participated in a Community Information Exchange Meeting, organized by CIVC, York Region, Richmond Hill, Ontario, December 6 2007.

Participated in the Blue Sky Retreat, organized by York Region Human Services Planning Coalition Innovative Action Plan, Richmond Hill, Ontario, November 28 2007.

Invited to talk about “GIS and social, economic, demographic data”. Knowledge Mobilization AM Meeting, organised by Knowledge Mobilization Unit, York University, Aurora, Ontario, March 22 2007.

Invited to talk about “The York Region Infrastructure Project”. Knowledge Mobilization AM Meeting, organised by Knowledge Mobilization Unit, York University, Vaughan, Ontario, January 30 2007.

Presented a poster on “Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS analysis of human services”. From Research to Action Workshop, Infrastructure Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, November/December 2006.

Presented a paper on “Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS analysis of human services – measuring impacts, defining indicators and interpreting the data”. From Research to Action Workshop, Infrastructure Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, November/December 2006.

Invited to talk about “The GEOIDE project”. Social Science and Humanities Research Council - Knowledge Transformation Council Meeting, York University, Toronto, Ontario, June 16 2005.

Presented a paper on “Diverging neighbourhoods and changing landscapes: Toronto’s Chinese at the turn of C21” to the Metropolis Project, Ottawa, Ontario, October 2002.

Participated in a panel on “The Future of Mainland Chinese Immigrants: Stay or Leave”, organized by World Journal, Toronto, Ontario, January 2002.

Presented a paper on “The settlement and economic activity patterns of Chinese in Toronto” in the Monthly Speaker Series, the Toronto Hong Kong Lions Club, Richmond Hill, Ontario, March 1998.

Presented a paper on “An economic activity analysis of The GTA’s Chinese immigrants”. Panel on The Chinese in the Greater Toronto Area, organized by Ming Pao Daily, Scarborough, Ontario, December 1997.


Research Interests

Geography , Immigration , Ethnic economy, Consumer beahviour, Chinese diaspora

Selected Publications

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2012. Economic rationality, ethnic identity and consumer spatial behaviour. In Warf, B. (ed.) Encounters and Engagements between Economic and Cultural Geography. Springer. pp. 79-102.

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2012. New geographies of migration? A Canada-US comparison of highly skilled Chinese and Indian migration. Journal of Asian American Studies. 15 (1): 1-34.

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2011. Economic experiences of immigrants. In Teixeira, C. and Li, W. Immigrant Geographies in North American Cities. Toronto: Oxford University Press, pp. 112-137.

Lo, L., Shalaby, A., and Alshalalfah, B. 2011. Case study: Relationship between immigrant settlement patterns and transit use in the Greater Toronto Area. Journal of Urban Planning and Development. 137, 470-476.

Lo, L. 2009. The role of ethnicity in the geography of consumption? Urban Geography. 30 (4): 391-415.

Teixeira, C., Lo, L., and Truelove, M. 2007. Ethnic entrepreneurship, institutional discrimination and related policy issues: a case study in Toronto. Environment and Planning C, 25: 176-193.

Current Research Projects

  • Banking on Immigrants – A Canada-US Comparison  more...
  • Investigating Immigrant and Non-immigrant Businesses in Kelowna, BC  more...
  • Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS Analysis of Human Services  more...
  • Immigrant integration and inclusion: Investigating the Canadian partnership model from a complex-system perspective  more...
  • Recruiting, Retraining, and Retaining Immigrants in the Canadian Workforce  more...

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All Publications

Books

Lo, L., Preston, V., Anisef, P., S., Basu, R. and Wang. Social Infrastructure and Vulnerability in the Suburbs. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (expected April 2015)

Book Chapters

Li, W., and Lo, L. Financing Immigrant Small Businesses in the US and Canada. In Teixeira, C. and Li, W. (eds.) The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in North American Cities. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (expected April 2015)

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2012. Economic rationality, ethnic identity and consumer spatial behaviour. In Warf, B. (ed.) Encounters and Engagements between Economic and Cultural Geography. Springer. pp. 79-102.

Lo, L.. 2011. Immigrants and social services in the suburbs. In Young, D., Wood, P. B., and Keil, R. (eds.) In-Between Infrastructure: Urban Connectivity in an Age of Vulnerability. Praxis (e) Press. Pp. 131-150. http://www.praxis-epress.org/availablebooks/inbetween.html.

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2011. Economic experiences of immigrants. In Teixeira, C. and Li, W. Immigrant Geographies in North American Cities. Toronto: Oxford University Press, pp. 112-137.

Lo, L. 2009. Ethnic economies. In R. Kitchen and N. Thrift (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Vol. 1, pp. 608-614. Oxford: Elsevier. (July 2009)

Lo, L. 2009. Methods: Sampling. In R. Kitchen and N. Thrift (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Vol. 10, pp. 1-10. Oxford: Elsevier. (July 2009)

Lo, L. 2008. DiverCity Toronto: Canada’s Premier Gateway City. In M. Price and L. Benton-Short (eds.), Migrants to the Metropolis: The Rise of Immigrant Gateway Cities. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, pp. 97-127.

Wang, S. and Lo, L. 2007. What does it take to achieve full integration? Economic (Under)Performance of Chinese Immigrants in Canada. In V. Agnew (ed.), Interrogating Race and Racism. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp.168-201.

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 2007. The new Chinese business sector in Toronto: A spatial and structural anatomy of medium- and large-sized firms. In E. Fong and C. Luk (ed.), Chinese Ethnic Businesses: Global and Local Perspectives. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 64-85.

Lo, L. 2006. Changing geography of Toronto’s Chinese ethnic economy. In D. Kaplan and W. Li (eds.), The Landscapes of Ethnic Economy. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 83-96.

Lo, L. and Wang, L. with Wei, L. 2006. “Consuming Wal-Mart: A Case study of Shenzhen, China”, In S. Brunn (ed.) Wal-Mart’s World. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 315-330.

Lo, L. 2006. Suburban housing and indoor shopping: the production of the contemporary Chinese landscape in Toronto. In W. Li (ed.), Suburban Asian Immigrant Communities: from Urban Enclaves to Ethnoburbs. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, pp.134-154.

Preston, V., Lo, L., and Wang, S. 2003. Immigrants’ economic status in Toronto: stories of triumph and disappointment. In P. Anisef and M. Lanphier (eds.), The World In A City. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 192-262.

Lo, L. 2002. The Great Malls: Mississauga’s Chinese Community. In F. Dieterman (eds.), Mississauga: The First Ten Thousand Year. Mississauga: The Mississauga Heritage Foundation, pp. 265-278.

Journal Articles

Li, W., Lo, L. and Oberle, A. 2014. The embeddedness of bank branch networks in immigrant gateways. The Canadian Geographer, 58(1): 48-62.

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2012. New geographies of migration? A Canada-US comparison of highly skilled Chinese and Indian migration. Journal of Asian American Studies. 15 (1): 1-34.

Lo, L., Shalaby, A., and Alshalalfah, B. 2011. Case study: Relationship between immigrant settlement patterns and transit use in the Greater Toronto Area. Journal of Urban Planning and Development. 137, 470-476.

Lo, L. 2009. The role of ethnicity in the geography of consumption? Urban Geography. 30 (4): 391-415.

Preston, V. and Lo, L. 2009. Ethnic enclaves in multicultural cities: new retailing patterns and new planning dilemmas. Special issue on Welcoming Communicities: Planning for Diverse Populations. Plan Canada, February, pp. 72-74.

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2008. People-money co-movement and the ethnic financial sectors in Canada and the US. Migracijske i etnicke teme, 24(4):301-322.

Wang, L., Rosenberg, M. and Lo, L. 2008 Ethnicity and utilization of family physicians - a case study of Mainland Chinese immigrants in Toronto, Canada. Social Science and Medicine, 67(9):1410-1422.

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2007. Global connectivity, local consumption, and Chinese immigrant experience. GeoJournal, 68: 183-194.

Teixeira, C., Lo, L., and Truelove, M. 2007. Ethnic entrepreneurship, institutional discrimination and related policy issues: a case study in Toronto. Environment and Planning C, 25: 176-193.

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2007. Immigrant grocery shopping behaviour: ethnic identity versus accessibility. Environment and Planning A, 39: 684-699.

Wang, S. and Lo, L. 2005. Chinese Immigrants in Canada: their changing composition and economic performance. International Migration, 43(3): 35-71.

Lo, L. and Zhuang, Z. C.2005. Immigrants, communities and urban planning. Urban Planning Overseas, 2: 11-17, in Chinese. [English version in B.M. Massam and S.S. Han (eds.), Urban Planning Overseas 2005: Special Issues on Urban Planning in Toronto, pp. 16-29, Toronto: Urban Studies Program, York University].

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2004. A political economy approach to understanding the economic incorporation of Chinese sub-ethnic groups, Journal of International Migration and Integration, 5: 107-140.

Lo, L., Teixeira, C., and Truelove, M. 2003. Polish and Somali entrepreneurship and the building of ethnic economies in Toronto. Espaces Populations et Sociétés, 1: 167-181.

Wang, S. and Lo, L. 2000. Economic impacts of immigrants in the Toronto CMA: a tax-benefit analysis. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 1: 273-303.

Preston, V. and Lo, L. 2000. ‘Asian theme’ malls in suburban Toronto: land use conflict in Richmond Hill. The Canadian Geographer, 44: 182-190. Also published in an earlier version as “Who is a Canadian? Chinese immigrants in Toronto suburbs”, Kanada Studien, 2000, 21-36.

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. 1998. If Quebec goes, . . .: the exodus impact? Professional Geographer, 50: 481-498.

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 1997. Settlement patterns of Toronto’s Chinese immigrants: convergence or divergence? Canadian Journal of Regional Science, 20: 49-72.

Miron, J. and Lo, L. 1997. A selection bias approach to destination choice. Geographical Analysis, 29: 145-168.

Lo, L. 1994. Exploring teenage shoplifting behaviour: a choice and constraint approach. Environment and Behaviour, 26: 613-639.

Lo, L. 1992. Destination interdependence and the competing destinations model. Environment and Planning A, 24: 1191-1204.

Lo, L. 1991. Spatial structure and spatial interaction: a simulation approach. Environment and Planning A, 23: 1279-1300.

Lo, L. 1991. Substitutability, spatial structure and spatial interaction. Geographical Analysis, 23: 132-146.

Lo, L. 1990. A translog approach to consumer travel behaviour. Journal of Regional Science, 30: 393-413.

Conference Proceedings

Lo, L. 2008. Does ethnicity matter in the geography of consumption? Recent Advances in Retailing and Services Science, Zagreb Conference Proceedings (CDROM).

Lo, L. 2004. Immigration and the Canadian Chinese communities. Canada-China Relations: An Evaluation, Conference Proceedings. Toronto: Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, pp. 65-79.

Lo, L. 1986. Spatial structure, spatial constraints and urban travel behaviour. Modelling and Simulation, Proceedings of the 17th Annual Pittsburg Conference. Volume 17, Part 1, pp. 101-106.

Conference Papers

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. 2012. Immigrant entrepreneurship in a mid-size Canadian city – Kelowna, B.C. Association of American Geographers. New York, New York, February 24-28.

Lo, L. 2012. The Canadian partnership model of immigrant settlement and integration services: perspectives from immigrant serving organizations. National Metropolis Conference, Toronto, Ont. February 29-March 2.

Lo, L. 2011. Definitions of effectiveness: Towards a shared meaning? National Metropolis Conference, Vancouver, BC. March 23-26.

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2011. Immigrant economic experiences: A Canada-US comparison. Association of American Geographers. Seattle, Washington, April 12-16.

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2011. Immigrant entrepreneurs and banking service in Canada and the US. Association of American Geographers. Seattle, Washington, April 12-16

Lo, L. And Teixeira, C. 2011. The economic experiences of immigrants in a mid-size city – Kelowna, B.C. Canadian Association of Geographers. Calgary, Alberta, May 31-June 2.

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2010. Bank branch networks and service to immigrants. Fifth Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference. Binghamton, New York. October 6--8, 2010.

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2010. Justice and Migration: Gendered Paradoxes of Belonging. International Metropolis Conference, The Hague, October 4-8 (M-R), 2010

Lo, L. and Preston, V. 2010. Aging in suburbs: Human service need, access and utilization. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Regina, Saskatchewan, June 2010.

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2010. New Geographies of Highly-skilled Indian and Chinese Migrations? Association of American Geographers. Washington DC, April 14-18.

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2010. Bank branch networks and service to immigrants. Association of American Geographers. Washington DC, April 14-18.

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2010. A Canada-US comparison of highly-skilled Chinese and Indian return migration. Conference- Home Sweet Home: Return Migration in Hong Kong and Its Implications. February 17. Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto, Toronto.

Lo, L., Shalaby, A. and Alshalalfah, B.W. 2010. Immigrant settlement and transit use in Canada: Patterns and policy implications. 89th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Jan. 10-14. Washington, DC. (peer-reviewed)

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2009. New Geographies of Highly-skilled Indian and Chinese Migrations? COMPAS Annual Conference, London, September 21-22.

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2009. Regulatory reform, retail internationalization, and consumer behaviour in China. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Ottawa, Ontario, May 26-30.

Lo, L. 2009. The York Region Survey: Awareness, Use and Satisfaction of Human Services. CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre, Toronto, Ontario. May 15.

Lo, L. 2009. The challenge of immigrant settlement in the suburbs. Association of American Geographers. Las Vegas, Neveda. March 23-27.

Lo, L. 2009. The York Infrastructure Project: Introduction. The Eleventh National Metropolis Conference, Calgary, Alberta. March 19-22.

Lo, L. and Murnaghan, A.M. 2009. Vulnerability in York Region. The Eleventh National Metropolis Conference, Calgary, Alberta. March 19-22.

Lo, L. 2009. The York Infrastructure Project: Introduction. York Infrastructure Project, York University, Toronto, Ontario. March 6.

Lo, L. and Murnaghan, A.M. 2009. Vulnerability in York Region. York Infrastructure Project, York University, Toronto, Ontario. March 6.

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2009. Highly-skilled Indian migration in Canada and the US. International Conference on India-EU Partnerships in Mobility: Data, Agreements, and Policy in International Migration. New Delhi, India. February 21-23.

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2008. Ethnic financial sector: US and Canada compared. Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference. Miami, Florida, November 6-8.

Lo, L. Ethnic enclaves and immigrant businesses in Canada. International Metropolis Conference, Bonn, Germany. October 27-31.

Lo, L. 2008. Does ethnicity matter in the geography of consumption? International Conference on Recent Advances in Retailing and Services Science, Zagreb, Croatia, July 14-17. (refereed)

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2008. Immigrant Financial Integration in the US and Canada. Association of American Geographers, Boston, April.

Lo, L. 2008. Diversity, vulnerability, and infrastructure needs. Conference: A Suburban World? Global Decentralization and the New Metropolis, Reston, Virginia, April. (refereed)

Lo, L. 2008. Diversity, vulnerability, and service needs in suburbs. The Tenth National Metropolis Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April.

Lo, L. 2007. Ethnic financial institutions and ethnic businesses. International Metropolis Conference, Melbourne, Australia, October.

Lo, L. 2007. Panel discussion: Immigration and ethnic economy in urban and suburban areas. Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, April.

Lo, L. 2007. Does ethnicity matter in the geography of consumption? Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, April.

Lo, L. and Anisef, P. 2007. Student engagement – the adult immigrant case, The Ninth National Metropolis Conference, Toronto Ontario, March.

Lo, L. 2006. Consuming Chinatown: a tale of two cities. International Metropolis Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, October. (refereed)

Lo, L. 2006. The geography of immigrant settlement: implications for human services provision. The Eighth National Metropolis Conference, Vancouver, BC, March.

Lo, L. 2006. Economic performance of recent mainland Chinese immigrants in Toronto. The Eighth National Metropolis Conference, Vancouver, BC, March.

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2006. Economic rationality, ethnic identity and consumer spatial behaviour. Association of American Geographers, Chicago, March.

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2006. The impact of international retailers on Chinese shopping behaviour. Association of American Geographers, Chicago, March.

Lo, L. 2005. Workshop on the demand for and supply of immigrant settlement services. International Metropolis Conference, Toronto, October. (refereed)

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 2005. Poster: Geomatics-assisted spatial analysis of provision of and access to immigrant settlement services. GEOIDE NCE Annual Conference, Quebec, Quebec, May.

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2005. A GIS approach to examining the delivery of immigrant settlement services in Toronto, Association of American Geographers, Denver, Colorado, April.

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2005. Consuming Wal-Mart: A case study in Shenzhen, China, Association of American Geographers, Denver, Colorado, April.

Lo, L. 2004. Poster: Enhancing immigrant service delivery with GIS. GEOIDE NCE Annual Conference, Gatineau, Quebec, May/June.

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2004. Grocery shopping and cultural change: the impact of foreign retailers on urban Chinese. Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March.

Lo, L. 2004. Changing geography of Toronto’s Chinese ethnic economy. Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March.

Lo, L. 2003. Economic integration of Toronto’s immigrants. The Eighth International Metropolis Conference, Vienna, Austria, September.

Lo, L. 2003. Economic integration of Toronto’s immigrants. The Eighth International Metropolis Conference, Vienna, Austria, September.

Lo, L. 2003. A geomatics approach to immigrant settlement services: integrating demand and supply over time and space. Poster Session, GEOIDE, Victoria, B.C. May.

Lo, L. 2003. Economic integration and immigrant entrepreneurship: evidence from a Toronto case study, The Sixth National Metropolis Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, March.

Lo, L. 2003. Community resources and immigrant economic integration. The Sixth National Metropolis Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, March.

Lo, L. 2003. Changing structure and changing preferences: retail change in Guangzhou, China, Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, Louisiana, March.

Teixeira, C., Lo, L. and Truelove, M. 2003. Cultural resources, ethnic strategies, and immigrant entrepreneurship: a comparative study of five immigrant groups in the Toronto CMA. Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, Louisiana, March.

Lo, L. 2002. Diverging neighbourhoods, changing Landscapes, and related processes: Greater Toronto’s Chinese community at the turn of C21. Canadian Association of Geographers, Toronto, Ontario, May/June.

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2002. Consumption in a new home: the case of Chinese immigrants in Toronto. Canadian Association of Geographers, Toronto, Ontario, May/June.

Teixeira, C., Lo, L. and Truelove, M. 2002. Polish and Somali entrepreneurship and the building of ethnic economies in Toronto. Canadian Association of Geographers, Toronto, Ontario, May/June.

Lo, L. 2002. Ethnic retailing and ethnic marketing: exploring the Chinese scene in Toronto. Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, California, March.

Teixeira, C., Lo, L. and Truelove, M. 2002. Polish and Somali entrepreneurship and the building of ethnic economies in Toronto. Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, California, March.

Lo, L. and McCallum, C. 2001. Predisposing cultural, economic and linguistic factors in the anticipated out-migration of Québec youth. Canadian Association of Geographers, Montreal, Quebec, May/June.

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2001. Economic status of Chinese immigrants in the Toronto CMA: An examination of the 1996 census data. Canadian Association of Geographers, Montreal, Quebec, May/June.

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2001. Economic status of Chinese immigrants in the Toronto CMA: An examination of the 1996 census data Association of American Asian Studies, Toronto, Ontario, March.

Lo, L. 2001. The role of space in contemporary Toronto’s Chinese business development. Association of American Geographers, New York, NY, February/March.

Lo, L. 2000. Immigration policies and ethnic economies: a case study of Chinese businesses in Toronto. International Geographical Congress, Seoul, Korea, August. (refereed)

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 2000. Economic impacts of immigrants in the Toronto CMA: tax vs. benefits. Canadian Regional Science Association, Toronto, Ontario, June.

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 2000. Investigating policy barriers to immigrant business development: case study of Toronto’s Chinese. Canadian Association of Geographers, St. Catherine, Ontario, May/June.

Lo, L. 2000. Immigrants’ economic status in Toronto: rethinking settlement and integration strategies. The Fourth National Metropolis Conference, Toronto, Ontario, March.

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 1998. The settlement and development patterns of Toronto’s Chinese immigrant population: convergence of divergence. Canadian Association of Geographers, Ottawa, Ontario, June.

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 1998. Intra-ethnic and inter-temporal variations in ethnic settlement patterns: a case study of Chinese in Toronto. Association of American Geographers, Boston, Mass., March.

Lo, L. 1997. Introducing a conceptual framework to understanding ethnic economies. Canadian Association of Geographers, St. John’s, Newfoundland, August.

Lo, L. 1996. Modelling economic interdependence in consumer shopping behaviour. International Geographical Congress, The Hague, Netherlands, August. (refereed)

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. 1996. If Quebec goes, . . .: the exodus impact? Association of American Geographers, Charlotte, North Carolina, April.

Miron, J. and Lo, L. 1996. A selection bias approach to destination choice. Association of American Geographers, Charlotte, North Carolina, April.

Lo, L. 1995. Reversal of transport options: an enquiry. Canadian Regional Science Association, Montreal, Quebec, June.

Lo, L. 1994. Suburban land use design and employee choice of mode: a logit analysis. North American Meetings of Regional Science Association International, Niagara Falls, Ontario, November.

Lo, L. 1994. Suburban land use design and employee choice of mode. Canadian Association of Geographers, Waterloo, Ontario, May.

Lo, L. 1994. Stable and variable shopping behaviour. Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, California, March/April.

Lo, L. 1993. Unbiased distance decay parameters: solution or illusion? Canadian Association of Geographers, Ottawa, Ontario, June.

Lo, L. 1991. Destination interdependence and the competing destinations model. North American Meetings of Regional Science Association International, New Orleans, Louisiana, November.

Lo, L. 1990. Spatial structure, consumer preferences and spatial interaction. Association of American Geographers, Toronto, Ontario, April.

Lo, L. 1989. Spatial structure and spatial interaction: a simulation approach. North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association, Santa Barbara, California, November.

Lo, L. 1988. A translog approach to consumer spatial behaviour. North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association, Toronto, Ontario, November.

Lo, L. 1988. Spatial structure and the gravity parameter: a simulation approach. Association of American Geographers, Phoenix, Arizona, April.

Lo, L. 1987. A spatial translog demand model for analyzing consumer spatial behaviour. Canadian Regional Science Association, Hamilton, Ontario, May.

Lo, L. 1986. Spatial structure, spatial constraints and urban travel behaviour. Modelling and Simulation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April.

Book Reviews

Lo, L. 1993. Book Review on “The Migration of Labour” by Oded Stark. Annals of Regional Science, 27:371-373.

Lo, L. 1984. Book Review on “Residential Location Markets and Urban Transportation: Economic Theory, Econometrics and Policy Analysis with Discrete Choice Models” by Alex Anas, Canadian Geographer, 28: 291-292.

Research Reports

Teixeira, C. and Lo, L. 2012. Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Kelowna, BC: Challenges and Opportunities. MBC Working Paper 12-11. Vancouver: Metropolis British Columbia. 78 pages. http://mbc.metropolis.net/assets/uploads/files/wp/2012/WP12-11.pdf

Lo, L., Chua, J., Park, S., Kelly, P. 2011. Language use in the workplace for immigrants in Toronto. Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 23. 19 pages. August. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Lo, L., Wang, S., Anisef, P., Preston, V., Basu, R. 2010. Recent Immigrants’ Awareness of, Access to, Use of, and Satisfaction with Settlement Services in York Region. CERIS Working Paper No. 79. Toronto: Ontario Metropolis Centre. 35 pages.

Lo, L., Damsbaek, N., Phan, M., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Fang, T., Preston, V., Tufts, S. 2010. Are degrees/diplomas from different places valued more or less than others in the labour market? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 14. 12 pages. December. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Shields, J., Phan, M., Yang, F., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Preston, V., Tufts, S. 2010. Does returning to school affect after immigration affect labour market outcomes for immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 9. 11 pages. March. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Preston, V., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. What are the labour market outcomes for university-educated immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 8. 17 pages. March. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Fang, T., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Preston, V., Shields, J., Tufts, Steven. 2010. Are immigrant wages affected by the source of job search information? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 7. 11 pages. February. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Tufts, S., Damsbaek, N., Phan, M., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Shields, J., Preston, V. 2010. Does self-reported English and French speaking ability affect labour market outcomes for immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 6. 16 pages. February. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Tufts, S., Lemoine, M., Phan, M., Kelly, P., Lo, L., Preston, V., Shields, J. 2010. What are the labour market outcomes for immigrants planning to work in regulated and unregulated occupations? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 5. 10 pages. February. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Preston, V., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. How do gender and country of birth affect labour market outcomes for immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 4. 15 pages. January. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Fang, T., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Preston, V., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. Are immigrant earnings affected by the size of their employer? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 3. 12 pages. January. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Shields, J., Phan, M., Yang, F., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Preston, V., Tufts, S. 2010. Do immigrant class and gender affect labour market outcomes for immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 2. 14 pages. January. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Preston, V., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. Do education attainment, gender and age affect labour market outcomes of immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 16. 17 pages. December. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Preston, V., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L.., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. Do education attainment, gender and age affect labour market outcomes of immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 16. 17 pages. December. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Preston, V., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. Do education attainment, gender and age affect labour market outcomes of immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 16. 17 pages. December. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports

Shields, J., Lemoine, M., Phan, M., Kelly, P., Lo, L., Preston, V., Tufts, S. 2009. Do levels of savings brought to Canada affect labour market outcomes for immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 1. 13 pages. November. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Lo, L., Anisef, P., Basu, R., Preston, V., and Wang, S. 2009. Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS Analysis of Human Services. A Research Report submitted to Infrastructure Canada. 160 pages. June. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/yisp.

Lo, L., Anisef, P., Wang, S., Preston, V., and Basu, R. 2009. Recent Immigrants’ Access to and Use of Settlement Services in York Region. A Research Report submitted to Citizenship and Immigration Canada-Ontario Region. 23 pages. April.

Anisef, P., Lo, L., Sweet, R., Walters, D., Adamuti-Trache, M., Phythian, K., and Grabke, S. 2009. Economci Adjustment of Adult Immigrants and the Role of Post-Secondary Educational Institutions. http://www.ccl-cca.ca/CCL/Research/FundedResearch/200901EconomicAdjustmentofAdultImmigrants RoleofPSEInstitutions.htm

Lo, L. and Shalaby, A. 2008. Immigration and Public Transit. Research Report prepared for The Cities Centre, University of Toronto, and submitted to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. 17 pages single-spaced.

Lo, L., Wang, L., Wang, S. and Yuan, Y. 2007. Immigrant Settlement Services in the Toronto CMA: A GIS-Assisted Analysis of Demand and Supply. Working Paper Series No. 59. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 64 pages single-spaced with an electronic appendix of 197 maps.

Lim, A., Lo, L. 2005. Siemiatycki, M. and Doucet, M. Newcomer Services in the Greater Toronto Area: An exploration of the range and Funding Sources of Settlement Services. Working Paper No. 35. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 59 pages single-spaced.

Wang, S. and Lo, L. 2004. Chinese Immigrants in Canada: Their Changing Composition and Economic Performance. Working Paper No. 31. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 34 pages single-spaced.

Lo, L., Teixeira, C., and Truelove, M. 2002. Cultural Resources, Ethnic Strategies and Immigrant Entrepreneurship: A Comparative Study of Five Ethnic Groups in the Toronto CMA. Working paper No. 21. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 94 pages single-spaced.

Lo, L., Preston, V., Wang, S., Reil, K., Harvey, E., and Siu, B. 2000. Immigrants’ Economic Status in Toronto: Rethinking Settlement and Integration Strategies. Working paper No. 15. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 95 pages double-spaced.

Lo, L. 1984. Spatial Structure and Travel Demand: A Micro Approach. Research Report, Joint Program in Transportation, University of Toronto/York University.

Lo, L. 1983. A Reference Source for Public Participation Provisions in Canadian Planning Legislation. Resource Paper No. 6, Center for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto.

Forthcoming

Lo, L. Chinese moving through Canada: close door, open door, and revolving door. In Baldassar, L. and Kee, P. (eds) , China in the World: Migration, Settlement, Diaspora Formations and Transnational Linkages. McGill Queens.

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. Immigrants doing business in a mid-size Canadian city. Growth and Change

Li, W., and Lo, L. Financing Immigrant Small Businesses in the US and Canada. In Teixeira, C. and Li, W. (eds.) The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in North American Cities. University of Toronto Press


Area of Specialization

Immigrant settlement and integration; ethnic economy; Chinese diaspora


Degrees

PhD, Department of Geography, University of Toronto
MA, Department of Geography, McMaster University
BA (Summa Cum Laude), Departments of Economics and Geography, McMaster University

Professional Leadership

Chair, Department of Geography, York University, 2009-2013.

Leader, Transportation and Commerce Thrust, Geomatics for Informed Decision Making NCE (GEOIDE), 2003-2005.

Leader, the Economics and Labour Market Domain, CERIS - The Ontario Metropolis Centre, 2002-2006.

Undergraduate Program Director, Department of geography, york University, 1998-2001.

Member, Editorial Board, Geographical and Environmental Modelling, 1996-2002.

Councillor, Canadian Regional Science Association, 1995-2001.

Community Contributions

Knowledge Mobilization and Community Outreach Activities
Participated in a forum on “Poverty in York Region”, York Community Data Sharing Symposium II, organised by The York Region Planning Forum and The KM Unit at York University, June 4, 2009.

Organised workshop “An evaluation of settlement services in York Region: The York Infrastructure Project” for Toronto communities and organizations interested in settlement issues. Ontario Metropolis Centre, May 15 2009.

Organised workshop “An evaluation of human services in York Region: what we know, what we don’t know and what we need to know” for York Region Government and Community Organizations. York University, March 6 2009.

Invited to talk about “Knowing our Communities Better - Innovative ways to use data at the neighbourhood level”, York Community Data Sharing Symposium I, organised by The York Region Planning Forum and Children, Youth and Families, and The Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University, Markham, Ontario, Nov 14 2008.

Participated in a forum on university entrance organised by Across U-hub, Richmond Hill, Ontario, September 20 2008.

Participated in a Community Information Exchange Meeting, organized by CIVC, York Region, Richmond Hill, Ontario, December 6 2007.

Participated in the Blue Sky Retreat, organized by York Region Human Services Planning Coalition Innovative Action Plan, Richmond Hill, Ontario, November 28 2007.

Invited to talk about “GIS and social, economic, demographic data”. Knowledge Mobilization AM Meeting, organised by Knowledge Mobilization Unit, York University, Aurora, Ontario, March 22 2007.

Invited to talk about “The York Region Infrastructure Project”. Knowledge Mobilization AM Meeting, organised by Knowledge Mobilization Unit, York University, Vaughan, Ontario, January 30 2007.

Presented a poster on “Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS analysis of human services”. From Research to Action Workshop, Infrastructure Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, November/December 2006.

Presented a paper on “Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS analysis of human services – measuring impacts, defining indicators and interpreting the data”. From Research to Action Workshop, Infrastructure Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, November/December 2006.

Invited to talk about “The GEOIDE project”. Social Science and Humanities Research Council - Knowledge Transformation Council Meeting, York University, Toronto, Ontario, June 16 2005.

Presented a paper on “Diverging neighbourhoods and changing landscapes: Toronto’s Chinese at the turn of C21” to the Metropolis Project, Ottawa, Ontario, October 2002.

Participated in a panel on “The Future of Mainland Chinese Immigrants: Stay or Leave”, organized by World Journal, Toronto, Ontario, January 2002.

Presented a paper on “The settlement and economic activity patterns of Chinese in Toronto” in the Monthly Speaker Series, the Toronto Hong Kong Lions Club, Richmond Hill, Ontario, March 1998.

Presented a paper on “An economic activity analysis of The GTA’s Chinese immigrants”. Panel on The Chinese in the Greater Toronto Area, organized by Ming Pao Daily, Scarborough, Ontario, December 1997.


Research Interests:

Geography , Immigration , Ethnic economy, Consumer beahviour, Chinese diaspora

Current Research Projects

  • Banking on Immigrants – A Canada-US Comparison
    Summary: 
    This project examines within a regulatory/institutional framework the linkages between global financial flows, international migration, and immigrant integration and community development in Canada and the US. Specifically, it explore the roles different types of financial institutions (domestic vs. foreign, mainstream vs. ethnic) play in integrating immigrants into the receiving societies, and the impact different regulatory contexts have on such roles and the resulting outcomes.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal investigator

    Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2010
    End Date:  Month: Mar  Year: 2014

    Collaborator: Wei Li
    Collaborator Institution: Arizona State University
    Funders: 
    SSHRC

  • Investigating Immigrant and Non-immigrant Businesses in Kelowna, BC
    Summary: 
    Using Kelowna as a case study, this project compares businesses owned and operated by immigrants and non-immigrants, examining the opportunities and challenges they face and their coping strategies, and exploring policies that help to attract and retain immigrants to small and mid-sized Canadian cities for the purpose of countering aging demographic trend and promoting economic growth.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal investigator

    Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2009
    End Date:  Month: Dec  Year: 2011

    Collaborator: Carlos Teixeira
    Collaborator Institution: UBC - Okanagan
    Funders: 
    SSHRC (through Metropolis British Columbia)

  • Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS Analysis of Human Services
    Summary: 
    This project studies the availability of, awareness of, use of, and satisfaction with social service infrastructure for three vulnerable population groups - immigrants and refugees, seniors, and the poor - in a most rapidly growing and diversifying outer suburb of Toronto.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal investigator

    Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2006
    End Date:  Month: Dec  Year: 2009

    Collaborator: Human Services Planning Coalition of York Region
    Funders: 
    Infrastructure Canada (through SSHRC)
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada

  • Immigrant integration and inclusion: Investigating the Canadian partnership model from a complex-system perspective
    Summary: 
    Using a complex system approach, this project examines to what extent and in what way relationships amongg governments, immigrants, their family/friends, and immigrant serving organizations work towards the integration of immigrants into Canadian society.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: CI

    Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2010
    End Date:  Month: Dec  Year: 2011

    Funders: 
    SSHRC (Metropolis Project)

  • Recruiting, Retraining, and Retaining Immigrants in the Canadian Workforce
    Summary: 
    This knowledge impact/mobilization project provides organizations mandate includes the better integration of immigrants into Toronto's labour force with free access to statistical data and analysis on various aspects of immigrant labour market integration. The goal is to help such organizations access the quantitative data they need in order to: identify priorities, develop programs and services, compose proposals and reports, and carrying out advocacy and public education endeavours.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Co-investigator

    Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2008
    End Date:  Month: Dec  Year: 2012

    Collaborator: Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants; Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council; World Education Services
    Funders: 
    SSHRC (KIS Grant Program)
    SSHRC (Public Outreach Grant Program)

Selected Publications

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2012. Economic rationality, ethnic identity and consumer spatial behaviour. In Warf, B. (ed.) Encounters and Engagements between Economic and Cultural Geography. Springer. pp. 79-102.

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2012. New geographies of migration? A Canada-US comparison of highly skilled Chinese and Indian migration. Journal of Asian American Studies. 15 (1): 1-34.

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2011. Economic experiences of immigrants. In Teixeira, C. and Li, W. Immigrant Geographies in North American Cities. Toronto: Oxford University Press, pp. 112-137.

Lo, L., Shalaby, A., and Alshalalfah, B. 2011. Case study: Relationship between immigrant settlement patterns and transit use in the Greater Toronto Area. Journal of Urban Planning and Development. 137, 470-476.

Lo, L. 2009. The role of ethnicity in the geography of consumption? Urban Geography. 30 (4): 391-415.

Teixeira, C., Lo, L., and Truelove, M. 2007. Ethnic entrepreneurship, institutional discrimination and related policy issues: a case study in Toronto. Environment and Planning C, 25: 176-193.

All Publications

Books

Lo, L., Preston, V., Anisef, P., S., Basu, R. and Wang. Social Infrastructure and Vulnerability in the Suburbs. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (expected April 2015)

Book Chapters

Li, W., and Lo, L. Financing Immigrant Small Businesses in the US and Canada. In Teixeira, C. and Li, W. (eds.) The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in North American Cities. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (expected April 2015)

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2012. Economic rationality, ethnic identity and consumer spatial behaviour. In Warf, B. (ed.) Encounters and Engagements between Economic and Cultural Geography. Springer. pp. 79-102.

Lo, L.. 2011. Immigrants and social services in the suburbs. In Young, D., Wood, P. B., and Keil, R. (eds.) In-Between Infrastructure: Urban Connectivity in an Age of Vulnerability. Praxis (e) Press. Pp. 131-150. http://www.praxis-epress.org/availablebooks/inbetween.html.

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2011. Economic experiences of immigrants. In Teixeira, C. and Li, W. Immigrant Geographies in North American Cities. Toronto: Oxford University Press, pp. 112-137.

Lo, L. 2009. Ethnic economies. In R. Kitchen and N. Thrift (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Vol. 1, pp. 608-614. Oxford: Elsevier. (July 2009)

Lo, L. 2009. Methods: Sampling. In R. Kitchen and N. Thrift (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Vol. 10, pp. 1-10. Oxford: Elsevier. (July 2009)

Lo, L. 2008. DiverCity Toronto: Canada’s Premier Gateway City. In M. Price and L. Benton-Short (eds.), Migrants to the Metropolis: The Rise of Immigrant Gateway Cities. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, pp. 97-127.

Wang, S. and Lo, L. 2007. What does it take to achieve full integration? Economic (Under)Performance of Chinese Immigrants in Canada. In V. Agnew (ed.), Interrogating Race and Racism. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp.168-201.

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 2007. The new Chinese business sector in Toronto: A spatial and structural anatomy of medium- and large-sized firms. In E. Fong and C. Luk (ed.), Chinese Ethnic Businesses: Global and Local Perspectives. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 64-85.

Lo, L. 2006. Changing geography of Toronto’s Chinese ethnic economy. In D. Kaplan and W. Li (eds.), The Landscapes of Ethnic Economy. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 83-96.

Lo, L. and Wang, L. with Wei, L. 2006. “Consuming Wal-Mart: A Case study of Shenzhen, China”, In S. Brunn (ed.) Wal-Mart’s World. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 315-330.

Lo, L. 2006. Suburban housing and indoor shopping: the production of the contemporary Chinese landscape in Toronto. In W. Li (ed.), Suburban Asian Immigrant Communities: from Urban Enclaves to Ethnoburbs. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, pp.134-154.

Preston, V., Lo, L., and Wang, S. 2003. Immigrants’ economic status in Toronto: stories of triumph and disappointment. In P. Anisef and M. Lanphier (eds.), The World In A City. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 192-262.

Lo, L. 2002. The Great Malls: Mississauga’s Chinese Community. In F. Dieterman (eds.), Mississauga: The First Ten Thousand Year. Mississauga: The Mississauga Heritage Foundation, pp. 265-278.

Journal Articles

Li, W., Lo, L. and Oberle, A. 2014. The embeddedness of bank branch networks in immigrant gateways. The Canadian Geographer, 58(1): 48-62.

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2012. New geographies of migration? A Canada-US comparison of highly skilled Chinese and Indian migration. Journal of Asian American Studies. 15 (1): 1-34.

Lo, L., Shalaby, A., and Alshalalfah, B. 2011. Case study: Relationship between immigrant settlement patterns and transit use in the Greater Toronto Area. Journal of Urban Planning and Development. 137, 470-476.

Lo, L. 2009. The role of ethnicity in the geography of consumption? Urban Geography. 30 (4): 391-415.

Preston, V. and Lo, L. 2009. Ethnic enclaves in multicultural cities: new retailing patterns and new planning dilemmas. Special issue on Welcoming Communicities: Planning for Diverse Populations. Plan Canada, February, pp. 72-74.

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2008. People-money co-movement and the ethnic financial sectors in Canada and the US. Migracijske i etnicke teme, 24(4):301-322.

Wang, L., Rosenberg, M. and Lo, L. 2008 Ethnicity and utilization of family physicians - a case study of Mainland Chinese immigrants in Toronto, Canada. Social Science and Medicine, 67(9):1410-1422.

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2007. Global connectivity, local consumption, and Chinese immigrant experience. GeoJournal, 68: 183-194.

Teixeira, C., Lo, L., and Truelove, M. 2007. Ethnic entrepreneurship, institutional discrimination and related policy issues: a case study in Toronto. Environment and Planning C, 25: 176-193.

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2007. Immigrant grocery shopping behaviour: ethnic identity versus accessibility. Environment and Planning A, 39: 684-699.

Wang, S. and Lo, L. 2005. Chinese Immigrants in Canada: their changing composition and economic performance. International Migration, 43(3): 35-71.

Lo, L. and Zhuang, Z. C.2005. Immigrants, communities and urban planning. Urban Planning Overseas, 2: 11-17, in Chinese. [English version in B.M. Massam and S.S. Han (eds.), Urban Planning Overseas 2005: Special Issues on Urban Planning in Toronto, pp. 16-29, Toronto: Urban Studies Program, York University].

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2004. A political economy approach to understanding the economic incorporation of Chinese sub-ethnic groups, Journal of International Migration and Integration, 5: 107-140.

Lo, L., Teixeira, C., and Truelove, M. 2003. Polish and Somali entrepreneurship and the building of ethnic economies in Toronto. Espaces Populations et Sociétés, 1: 167-181.

Wang, S. and Lo, L. 2000. Economic impacts of immigrants in the Toronto CMA: a tax-benefit analysis. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 1: 273-303.

Preston, V. and Lo, L. 2000. ‘Asian theme’ malls in suburban Toronto: land use conflict in Richmond Hill. The Canadian Geographer, 44: 182-190. Also published in an earlier version as “Who is a Canadian? Chinese immigrants in Toronto suburbs”, Kanada Studien, 2000, 21-36.

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. 1998. If Quebec goes, . . .: the exodus impact? Professional Geographer, 50: 481-498.

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 1997. Settlement patterns of Toronto’s Chinese immigrants: convergence or divergence? Canadian Journal of Regional Science, 20: 49-72.

Miron, J. and Lo, L. 1997. A selection bias approach to destination choice. Geographical Analysis, 29: 145-168.

Lo, L. 1994. Exploring teenage shoplifting behaviour: a choice and constraint approach. Environment and Behaviour, 26: 613-639.

Lo, L. 1992. Destination interdependence and the competing destinations model. Environment and Planning A, 24: 1191-1204.

Lo, L. 1991. Spatial structure and spatial interaction: a simulation approach. Environment and Planning A, 23: 1279-1300.

Lo, L. 1991. Substitutability, spatial structure and spatial interaction. Geographical Analysis, 23: 132-146.

Lo, L. 1990. A translog approach to consumer travel behaviour. Journal of Regional Science, 30: 393-413.

Conference Proceedings

Lo, L. 2008. Does ethnicity matter in the geography of consumption? Recent Advances in Retailing and Services Science, Zagreb Conference Proceedings (CDROM).

Lo, L. 2004. Immigration and the Canadian Chinese communities. Canada-China Relations: An Evaluation, Conference Proceedings. Toronto: Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, pp. 65-79.

Lo, L. 1986. Spatial structure, spatial constraints and urban travel behaviour. Modelling and Simulation, Proceedings of the 17th Annual Pittsburg Conference. Volume 17, Part 1, pp. 101-106.

Conference Papers

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. 2012. Immigrant entrepreneurship in a mid-size Canadian city – Kelowna, B.C. Association of American Geographers. New York, New York, February 24-28.

Lo, L. 2012. The Canadian partnership model of immigrant settlement and integration services: perspectives from immigrant serving organizations. National Metropolis Conference, Toronto, Ont. February 29-March 2.

Lo, L. 2011. Definitions of effectiveness: Towards a shared meaning? National Metropolis Conference, Vancouver, BC. March 23-26.

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2011. Immigrant economic experiences: A Canada-US comparison. Association of American Geographers. Seattle, Washington, April 12-16.

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2011. Immigrant entrepreneurs and banking service in Canada and the US. Association of American Geographers. Seattle, Washington, April 12-16

Lo, L. And Teixeira, C. 2011. The economic experiences of immigrants in a mid-size city – Kelowna, B.C. Canadian Association of Geographers. Calgary, Alberta, May 31-June 2.

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2010. Bank branch networks and service to immigrants. Fifth Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference. Binghamton, New York. October 6--8, 2010.

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2010. Justice and Migration: Gendered Paradoxes of Belonging. International Metropolis Conference, The Hague, October 4-8 (M-R), 2010

Lo, L. and Preston, V. 2010. Aging in suburbs: Human service need, access and utilization. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Regina, Saskatchewan, June 2010.

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2010. New Geographies of Highly-skilled Indian and Chinese Migrations? Association of American Geographers. Washington DC, April 14-18.

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2010. Bank branch networks and service to immigrants. Association of American Geographers. Washington DC, April 14-18.

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2010. A Canada-US comparison of highly-skilled Chinese and Indian return migration. Conference- Home Sweet Home: Return Migration in Hong Kong and Its Implications. February 17. Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto, Toronto.

Lo, L., Shalaby, A. and Alshalalfah, B.W. 2010. Immigrant settlement and transit use in Canada: Patterns and policy implications. 89th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Jan. 10-14. Washington, DC. (peer-reviewed)

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2009. New Geographies of Highly-skilled Indian and Chinese Migrations? COMPAS Annual Conference, London, September 21-22.

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2009. Regulatory reform, retail internationalization, and consumer behaviour in China. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Ottawa, Ontario, May 26-30.

Lo, L. 2009. The York Region Survey: Awareness, Use and Satisfaction of Human Services. CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre, Toronto, Ontario. May 15.

Lo, L. 2009. The challenge of immigrant settlement in the suburbs. Association of American Geographers. Las Vegas, Neveda. March 23-27.

Lo, L. 2009. The York Infrastructure Project: Introduction. The Eleventh National Metropolis Conference, Calgary, Alberta. March 19-22.

Lo, L. and Murnaghan, A.M. 2009. Vulnerability in York Region. The Eleventh National Metropolis Conference, Calgary, Alberta. March 19-22.

Lo, L. 2009. The York Infrastructure Project: Introduction. York Infrastructure Project, York University, Toronto, Ontario. March 6.

Lo, L. and Murnaghan, A.M. 2009. Vulnerability in York Region. York Infrastructure Project, York University, Toronto, Ontario. March 6.

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2009. Highly-skilled Indian migration in Canada and the US. International Conference on India-EU Partnerships in Mobility: Data, Agreements, and Policy in International Migration. New Delhi, India. February 21-23.

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2008. Ethnic financial sector: US and Canada compared. Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference. Miami, Florida, November 6-8.

Lo, L. Ethnic enclaves and immigrant businesses in Canada. International Metropolis Conference, Bonn, Germany. October 27-31.

Lo, L. 2008. Does ethnicity matter in the geography of consumption? International Conference on Recent Advances in Retailing and Services Science, Zagreb, Croatia, July 14-17. (refereed)

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2008. Immigrant Financial Integration in the US and Canada. Association of American Geographers, Boston, April.

Lo, L. 2008. Diversity, vulnerability, and infrastructure needs. Conference: A Suburban World? Global Decentralization and the New Metropolis, Reston, Virginia, April. (refereed)

Lo, L. 2008. Diversity, vulnerability, and service needs in suburbs. The Tenth National Metropolis Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April.

Lo, L. 2007. Ethnic financial institutions and ethnic businesses. International Metropolis Conference, Melbourne, Australia, October.

Lo, L. 2007. Panel discussion: Immigration and ethnic economy in urban and suburban areas. Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, April.

Lo, L. 2007. Does ethnicity matter in the geography of consumption? Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, April.

Lo, L. and Anisef, P. 2007. Student engagement – the adult immigrant case, The Ninth National Metropolis Conference, Toronto Ontario, March.

Lo, L. 2006. Consuming Chinatown: a tale of two cities. International Metropolis Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, October. (refereed)

Lo, L. 2006. The geography of immigrant settlement: implications for human services provision. The Eighth National Metropolis Conference, Vancouver, BC, March.

Lo, L. 2006. Economic performance of recent mainland Chinese immigrants in Toronto. The Eighth National Metropolis Conference, Vancouver, BC, March.

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2006. Economic rationality, ethnic identity and consumer spatial behaviour. Association of American Geographers, Chicago, March.

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2006. The impact of international retailers on Chinese shopping behaviour. Association of American Geographers, Chicago, March.

Lo, L. 2005. Workshop on the demand for and supply of immigrant settlement services. International Metropolis Conference, Toronto, October. (refereed)

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 2005. Poster: Geomatics-assisted spatial analysis of provision of and access to immigrant settlement services. GEOIDE NCE Annual Conference, Quebec, Quebec, May.

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2005. A GIS approach to examining the delivery of immigrant settlement services in Toronto, Association of American Geographers, Denver, Colorado, April.

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2005. Consuming Wal-Mart: A case study in Shenzhen, China, Association of American Geographers, Denver, Colorado, April.

Lo, L. 2004. Poster: Enhancing immigrant service delivery with GIS. GEOIDE NCE Annual Conference, Gatineau, Quebec, May/June.

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2004. Grocery shopping and cultural change: the impact of foreign retailers on urban Chinese. Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March.

Lo, L. 2004. Changing geography of Toronto’s Chinese ethnic economy. Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March.

Lo, L. 2003. Economic integration of Toronto’s immigrants. The Eighth International Metropolis Conference, Vienna, Austria, September.

Lo, L. 2003. Economic integration of Toronto’s immigrants. The Eighth International Metropolis Conference, Vienna, Austria, September.

Lo, L. 2003. A geomatics approach to immigrant settlement services: integrating demand and supply over time and space. Poster Session, GEOIDE, Victoria, B.C. May.

Lo, L. 2003. Economic integration and immigrant entrepreneurship: evidence from a Toronto case study, The Sixth National Metropolis Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, March.

Lo, L. 2003. Community resources and immigrant economic integration. The Sixth National Metropolis Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, March.

Lo, L. 2003. Changing structure and changing preferences: retail change in Guangzhou, China, Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, Louisiana, March.

Teixeira, C., Lo, L. and Truelove, M. 2003. Cultural resources, ethnic strategies, and immigrant entrepreneurship: a comparative study of five immigrant groups in the Toronto CMA. Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, Louisiana, March.

Lo, L. 2002. Diverging neighbourhoods, changing Landscapes, and related processes: Greater Toronto’s Chinese community at the turn of C21. Canadian Association of Geographers, Toronto, Ontario, May/June.

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2002. Consumption in a new home: the case of Chinese immigrants in Toronto. Canadian Association of Geographers, Toronto, Ontario, May/June.

Teixeira, C., Lo, L. and Truelove, M. 2002. Polish and Somali entrepreneurship and the building of ethnic economies in Toronto. Canadian Association of Geographers, Toronto, Ontario, May/June.

Lo, L. 2002. Ethnic retailing and ethnic marketing: exploring the Chinese scene in Toronto. Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, California, March.

Teixeira, C., Lo, L. and Truelove, M. 2002. Polish and Somali entrepreneurship and the building of ethnic economies in Toronto. Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, California, March.

Lo, L. and McCallum, C. 2001. Predisposing cultural, economic and linguistic factors in the anticipated out-migration of Québec youth. Canadian Association of Geographers, Montreal, Quebec, May/June.

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2001. Economic status of Chinese immigrants in the Toronto CMA: An examination of the 1996 census data. Canadian Association of Geographers, Montreal, Quebec, May/June.

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2001. Economic status of Chinese immigrants in the Toronto CMA: An examination of the 1996 census data Association of American Asian Studies, Toronto, Ontario, March.

Lo, L. 2001. The role of space in contemporary Toronto’s Chinese business development. Association of American Geographers, New York, NY, February/March.

Lo, L. 2000. Immigration policies and ethnic economies: a case study of Chinese businesses in Toronto. International Geographical Congress, Seoul, Korea, August. (refereed)

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 2000. Economic impacts of immigrants in the Toronto CMA: tax vs. benefits. Canadian Regional Science Association, Toronto, Ontario, June.

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 2000. Investigating policy barriers to immigrant business development: case study of Toronto’s Chinese. Canadian Association of Geographers, St. Catherine, Ontario, May/June.

Lo, L. 2000. Immigrants’ economic status in Toronto: rethinking settlement and integration strategies. The Fourth National Metropolis Conference, Toronto, Ontario, March.

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 1998. The settlement and development patterns of Toronto’s Chinese immigrant population: convergence of divergence. Canadian Association of Geographers, Ottawa, Ontario, June.

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 1998. Intra-ethnic and inter-temporal variations in ethnic settlement patterns: a case study of Chinese in Toronto. Association of American Geographers, Boston, Mass., March.

Lo, L. 1997. Introducing a conceptual framework to understanding ethnic economies. Canadian Association of Geographers, St. John’s, Newfoundland, August.

Lo, L. 1996. Modelling economic interdependence in consumer shopping behaviour. International Geographical Congress, The Hague, Netherlands, August. (refereed)

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. 1996. If Quebec goes, . . .: the exodus impact? Association of American Geographers, Charlotte, North Carolina, April.

Miron, J. and Lo, L. 1996. A selection bias approach to destination choice. Association of American Geographers, Charlotte, North Carolina, April.

Lo, L. 1995. Reversal of transport options: an enquiry. Canadian Regional Science Association, Montreal, Quebec, June.

Lo, L. 1994. Suburban land use design and employee choice of mode: a logit analysis. North American Meetings of Regional Science Association International, Niagara Falls, Ontario, November.

Lo, L. 1994. Suburban land use design and employee choice of mode. Canadian Association of Geographers, Waterloo, Ontario, May.

Lo, L. 1994. Stable and variable shopping behaviour. Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, California, March/April.

Lo, L. 1993. Unbiased distance decay parameters: solution or illusion? Canadian Association of Geographers, Ottawa, Ontario, June.

Lo, L. 1991. Destination interdependence and the competing destinations model. North American Meetings of Regional Science Association International, New Orleans, Louisiana, November.

Lo, L. 1990. Spatial structure, consumer preferences and spatial interaction. Association of American Geographers, Toronto, Ontario, April.

Lo, L. 1989. Spatial structure and spatial interaction: a simulation approach. North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association, Santa Barbara, California, November.

Lo, L. 1988. A translog approach to consumer spatial behaviour. North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association, Toronto, Ontario, November.

Lo, L. 1988. Spatial structure and the gravity parameter: a simulation approach. Association of American Geographers, Phoenix, Arizona, April.

Lo, L. 1987. A spatial translog demand model for analyzing consumer spatial behaviour. Canadian Regional Science Association, Hamilton, Ontario, May.

Lo, L. 1986. Spatial structure, spatial constraints and urban travel behaviour. Modelling and Simulation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April.

Book Reviews

Lo, L. 1993. Book Review on “The Migration of Labour” by Oded Stark. Annals of Regional Science, 27:371-373.

Lo, L. 1984. Book Review on “Residential Location Markets and Urban Transportation: Economic Theory, Econometrics and Policy Analysis with Discrete Choice Models” by Alex Anas, Canadian Geographer, 28: 291-292.

Research Reports

Teixeira, C. and Lo, L. 2012. Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Kelowna, BC: Challenges and Opportunities. MBC Working Paper 12-11. Vancouver: Metropolis British Columbia. 78 pages. http://mbc.metropolis.net/assets/uploads/files/wp/2012/WP12-11.pdf

Lo, L., Chua, J., Park, S., Kelly, P. 2011. Language use in the workplace for immigrants in Toronto. Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 23. 19 pages. August. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Lo, L., Wang, S., Anisef, P., Preston, V., Basu, R. 2010. Recent Immigrants’ Awareness of, Access to, Use of, and Satisfaction with Settlement Services in York Region. CERIS Working Paper No. 79. Toronto: Ontario Metropolis Centre. 35 pages.

Lo, L., Damsbaek, N., Phan, M., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Fang, T., Preston, V., Tufts, S. 2010. Are degrees/diplomas from different places valued more or less than others in the labour market? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 14. 12 pages. December. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Shields, J., Phan, M., Yang, F., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Preston, V., Tufts, S. 2010. Does returning to school affect after immigration affect labour market outcomes for immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 9. 11 pages. March. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Preston, V., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. What are the labour market outcomes for university-educated immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 8. 17 pages. March. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Fang, T., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Preston, V., Shields, J., Tufts, Steven. 2010. Are immigrant wages affected by the source of job search information? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 7. 11 pages. February. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Tufts, S., Damsbaek, N., Phan, M., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Shields, J., Preston, V. 2010. Does self-reported English and French speaking ability affect labour market outcomes for immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 6. 16 pages. February. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Tufts, S., Lemoine, M., Phan, M., Kelly, P., Lo, L., Preston, V., Shields, J. 2010. What are the labour market outcomes for immigrants planning to work in regulated and unregulated occupations? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 5. 10 pages. February. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Preston, V., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. How do gender and country of birth affect labour market outcomes for immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 4. 15 pages. January. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Fang, T., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Preston, V., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. Are immigrant earnings affected by the size of their employer? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 3. 12 pages. January. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Shields, J., Phan, M., Yang, F., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Preston, V., Tufts, S. 2010. Do immigrant class and gender affect labour market outcomes for immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 2. 14 pages. January. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Preston, V., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. Do education attainment, gender and age affect labour market outcomes of immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 16. 17 pages. December. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Preston, V., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L.., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. Do education attainment, gender and age affect labour market outcomes of immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 16. 17 pages. December. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Preston, V., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. Do education attainment, gender and age affect labour market outcomes of immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 16. 17 pages. December. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports

Shields, J., Lemoine, M., Phan, M., Kelly, P., Lo, L., Preston, V., Tufts, S. 2009. Do levels of savings brought to Canada affect labour market outcomes for immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 1. 13 pages. November. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

Lo, L., Anisef, P., Basu, R., Preston, V., and Wang, S. 2009. Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS Analysis of Human Services. A Research Report submitted to Infrastructure Canada. 160 pages. June. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/yisp.

Lo, L., Anisef, P., Wang, S., Preston, V., and Basu, R. 2009. Recent Immigrants’ Access to and Use of Settlement Services in York Region. A Research Report submitted to Citizenship and Immigration Canada-Ontario Region. 23 pages. April.

Anisef, P., Lo, L., Sweet, R., Walters, D., Adamuti-Trache, M., Phythian, K., and Grabke, S. 2009. Economci Adjustment of Adult Immigrants and the Role of Post-Secondary Educational Institutions. http://www.ccl-cca.ca/CCL/Research/FundedResearch/200901EconomicAdjustmentofAdultImmigrants RoleofPSEInstitutions.htm

Lo, L. and Shalaby, A. 2008. Immigration and Public Transit. Research Report prepared for The Cities Centre, University of Toronto, and submitted to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. 17 pages single-spaced.

Lo, L., Wang, L., Wang, S. and Yuan, Y. 2007. Immigrant Settlement Services in the Toronto CMA: A GIS-Assisted Analysis of Demand and Supply. Working Paper Series No. 59. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 64 pages single-spaced with an electronic appendix of 197 maps.

Lim, A., Lo, L. 2005. Siemiatycki, M. and Doucet, M. Newcomer Services in the Greater Toronto Area: An exploration of the range and Funding Sources of Settlement Services. Working Paper No. 35. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 59 pages single-spaced.

Wang, S. and Lo, L. 2004. Chinese Immigrants in Canada: Their Changing Composition and Economic Performance. Working Paper No. 31. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 34 pages single-spaced.

Lo, L., Teixeira, C., and Truelove, M. 2002. Cultural Resources, Ethnic Strategies and Immigrant Entrepreneurship: A Comparative Study of Five Ethnic Groups in the Toronto CMA. Working paper No. 21. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 94 pages single-spaced.

Lo, L., Preston, V., Wang, S., Reil, K., Harvey, E., and Siu, B. 2000. Immigrants’ Economic Status in Toronto: Rethinking Settlement and Integration Strategies. Working paper No. 15. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 95 pages double-spaced.

Lo, L. 1984. Spatial Structure and Travel Demand: A Micro Approach. Research Report, Joint Program in Transportation, University of Toronto/York University.

Lo, L. 1983. A Reference Source for Public Participation Provisions in Canadian Planning Legislation. Resource Paper No. 6, Center for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto.

Forthcoming

Lo, L. Chinese moving through Canada: close door, open door, and revolving door. In Baldassar, L. and Kee, P. (eds) , China in the World: Migration, Settlement, Diaspora Formations and Transnational Linkages. McGill Queens.

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. Immigrants doing business in a mid-size Canadian city. Growth and Change

Li, W., and Lo, L. Financing Immigrant Small Businesses in the US and Canada. In Teixeira, C. and Li, W. (eds.) The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in North American Cities. University of Toronto Press