November 12, 2007
by Canadian Architect
Renowned urbanists and urban designers Jan Gehl and Ken Greenberg will present their ideas on the future of Mississauga at 7:00pm tomorrow, Tuesday, November 13, 2007, at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre.
The Our Future Mississauga Speaker Series is part of a larger project aimed at developing a strategic direction and plan for the City of Mississauga, as it positions itself to be a great city in the 21st century. The Speaker Series is a key component of the extensive public engagement process that will precede and inform the development of the Strategic Direction and Action Plan. Previous events in the series have included such keynote speakers as Stephen Lewis, Glen Murray, Roberta Bondar, Tim Jones, Justin Trudeau, and Larry Beasley.
Free tickets are available at www.conversation21.ca/speakers_orderform.htm or by calling 905.615.3200 ext. 2100. There were over 1,000 people at the last session, so we encourage you to get your tickets ahead of time.
The event will be held in Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga. Free parking is available underground.
Jan Gehl is an architect who has devoted much of his career to researching, teaching, and consulting on public space and public life. The founding partner of Gehl Architects, Jan is also Professor Emeritus of Urban Design at the School of Architecture, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Jan has been awarded the Sir Patrick Abercrombie prize for exemplary contributions to town planning by the International Union of Architects and, in 2006, was awarded an international honorary fellowship to the Royal Institute of British Architects (Int. FRIBA). Jans publications include Life Between Buildings Using Public Space (1971), Public Spaces Public Life (1998), New City Spaces (2001), New City Life (2006).
As former director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto, architect and urban designer Ken Greenberg, Principal of Greenberg Consultants has played a leading role on a broad range of assignments in highly diverse urban settings. Much of Ken’s work has focused on the rejuvenation of downtowns, waterfronts and neighbourhoods, campus master planning, regional growth management, and new community planning in his own city of Toronto and in such cities as Amsterdam, Paris, New York, Boston Montreal and San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Institute of Architects, the Toronto Society of Architects and the Institute for Urban Design. His work has garnered awards from the Canadian Institute of Planners, Progressive Architecture, the City of Toronto, Canadian Architect and the American Planning Association.