The Contemporary Urban Waterfront: From Toronto to Dubai

Ryerson’s Department of Architectural Science (DAS), in collaboration with the School of Urban and Regional Planning, is pleased to announce a roundtable discussion taking place at 4:00pm on Thursday, February 26, 2009 in Room 202 (the PIT) of the Ryerson Architecture Building, located at 325 Church Street in Toronto.


Entitled “The Contemporary Urban Waterfront: From Toronto to Dubai,” the roundtable will be moderated by Ryerson professor Mitch Kosny (Director, School of Urban and Regional Planning) and University of Waterloo architecture professor Val Rynnimeri. The 90-minute discussion also features architects Bruce Kuwabara and Ken Greenberg, professor Hugo Hinsley (Architectural Association, London), and professor Daniel Doz (Dean, Faculty of Communication and Design).


Panellists will reflect on urban waterfronts as a global condition, contemplating where we have come from, where we are at, and where we are – or ought to be – heading in the future, understanding that the future may well unfold differently in diverse contexts. Towards the end of the session, panellists will take questions from the audience.


At 6:30pm, Hugo Hinsley will give a feature presentation on the experience of London’s Docklands.


For further information, please contact DAS professor Ian MacBurnie at