University of Calgary

Victoria Fast

  • Assistant Professor

Research Profile

Victoria Fast is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Calgary. Teaching in both the geography and urban studies program, Dr. Fast specializes in urban geographic information systems (GIS). In her research, Victoria employs web-based collaborative technologies, paired with public engagement, citizen science, and participatory GIS methods, to start conversations, build capacity, and strengthen resilience between government and citizens. Case study span crowdsourcing mental health and wellness resources, urban food assets, global educational resources, and wheelchair accessibility. Overall, Victoria is working to ensure that the advantages of the smart city do not leave those most in need behind.


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