Michael Gordon: The Scene and Unseen – Reflecting on 37 Years of Planning Practice

Michael Gordon will deliver a lecture at 12:00 noon on Thursday, November 7, 2013 in the Centre Space of the John A. Russell Building at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Architecture.

Gordon is Senior Central Area Planner for the City of Vancouver primarily focused on planning in the downtown peninsula and the False Creek basin. He has been an Adjunct Professor teaching Housing Policy at the University of British Columbia for 12 years. He is also President of the Canadian Institute of Planners and sits on CIP’s National Council. Recently, he was Vice-President of the Planning Institute of British Columbia. He has been invited to speak and advise on urban issues in Berlin, New York, Seattle, Philadelphia, Portland, Memphis, Fort Worth, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Halifax, Winnipeg, Los Angeles, Indianapolis and other cities.

Currently, Gordon is shooting a documentary on the history of live music venues in Vancouver with Mark Pickersgill and Erik Blair. He has also worked on four other documentaries on such topics as youth in the city, sustainability and local culture in Vancouver.

He has received a number of awards for achievements in planning and his volunteer contributions to city planning and community-based planning. 

Lunch will be served at a cost of $5.