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Published: 23 Oct 2007

The McGill School of Urban Planning is pleased to welcome Professor Larry Beasley, University of British Columbia (UBC), and former co-director of planning for the City of Vancouver, to deliver the Inaugural Brenda and Samuel Gewurz Lectures in Urban Design.

The McGill School of Urban Planning is pleased to welcome Professor Larry Beasley, University of British Columbia (UBC), and former co-director of planning for the City of Vancouver, to deliver the Inaugural Brenda and Samuel Gewurz Lectures in Urban Design. Prof. Beasley is largely credited with the transformation of Vancouver's downtown core along New Urbanism lines, known as "Vancouverism" or the "Vancouver Model." He will deliver the lecture "Making a Great City by Design: Themes from Recent Vancouver Experience."

WHO: Prof. Larry Beasley, UBC, and former co-director, planning, City of Vancouver

WHAT: Public Lecture: "Making a Great City by Design: Themes from Recent Vancouver Experience"

WHEN: Monday, October 29, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Macdonald-Harrington Building, Room G10

The Brenda and Samuel Gewurz Lectures in Urban Design have been made possible by a generous gift from the Gewurz Family Foundation to the School of Urban Planning. The creation of the lecture series is part of the larger effort of the School of Urban Planning, together with the School of Architecture, to boost teaching and research in urban design at McGill University.

Interviews with Prof. Beasley may be arranged prior to the lecture on October 29.

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