Alexandra Flynn is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Geography City Studies Program at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. She has a law degree and PhD from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a master’s in law from the University of California, Berkeley. Her work focuses on the pluralistic nature of local governance bodies and their interplay in decision-making. Her previous project, ‘The Landscape of Local in Toronto’s Governance Model” examined the formal and informal bodies that make decisions and represent residents, and resulted in a number of academic and non-academic publications. She is now engaged in a SSHRC-funded research project focusing on Indigenous-municipal planning relationships. Alex grew up in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and has more than ten years of experience practicing Aboriginal law and working in a senior municipal government role, including the representation of First Nation governments in the economic development of reserve lands, the drafting of land management agreements, and consultation and accommodation involving numerous governmental and corporate parties. Alex is a Fellow at the Institute of Municipal Finance and Governance and the Chair of Community Legal Education Ontario.