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The History and Renaissance of Regionalism: Rethinking Growth Management


November 8, 2007
by Canadian Architect

The Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto presents this lecture on Thursday, December 6, 2007.

Speakers include Robert Fishman, Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, and Richard White, Toronto urban historian.

Professor Fishman is a recognized expert in urban history and urban policy and planning. He has authored several books on the history of cities and urbanism including Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise and Fall of Suburbia (1987) and Urban Utopias in the Twentieth Century: Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Le Corbusier (1977). His most recent work is on “ex-urbs.” Professor Fishman teaches in the urban design, architecture, and urban planning programs at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Richard White is a Toronto historian currently working on a history of plans and plan-making in the Toronto region. He has recently completed a paper on The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe in Historical Perspective, which will be published shortly as the latest in the series The Neptis Papers on Growth in the Toronto Metropolitan Region. Dr. White is also a regular lecturer in Canadian history at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

This event takes place from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire Place. Seating is limited, so please register online at www.ideasthatmatter.com/imfg.htm. A reception will follow the lecture at 6:00pm.

For more information, please contact Dr. Enid Slack at enid.slack@utoronto.ca.

This event is sponsored by the Toronto Society of Architects and the Neptis Foundation.



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