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2015 Brenda and Samuel Gewurz Lecture in Urban Design: Adam Greenfield
Another city is possible: Practices of the minimal viable utopia
Friday 13 March 2015

In partnership with McGill's Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas, the School of Urban Planning is pleased to welcome Adam Greenfield, a Senior Urban Fellow at LSE Cities, an international research centre at the London School of Economics, and the founding director of Urbanscale, a design consulting firm focused on relationships between information technology and the urban experience. 

Open or download a high-resolution version of this poster:  greenfield_poster.pdf


Recent events

2014 Brenda and Samuel Gewurz Lecture in Urban Design: Herman Hertzberger
The School as a City, the City as a School

In March 2014, Dutch architect Herman Hertzberger spoke at McGill. Please click here to view an archived webcast of the event.


Questioning Urban Creativity : Montréal, a case study

Inaugural conference of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montréal
featuring a public lecture by Witold Rybczynski : Two walks with Frederick Law Olmsted

Witold Rybczynski, author of the prizewinning biography of Frederick Law Olmsted, A Clearing in the Distance, talks about the famous landscape architect's connection to Montreal and Mount Royal, and his earlier life as a sailor, farmer, reporter, editor, civil servant, and mine manager. Rybczynski also takes us on two 'walks' through two Olmsted landscapes: Prospect Park in Brooklyn, and the Biltmore Estate in Asheville (North Carolina). 

For more information, please visit the CIRM website.


Celebrating the Life of Jeanne M Wolfe

In April 2010, the School commemorated the life of one of our most important faculty members.

Poster for the 2010 commemorative event

Open or download a high-resolution version of this poster:  JWM.pdf


60/35 ... and counting! 


The 60th Anniversary of the founding of Urban Planning as a program within the School of Architecture and the 35th Anniversary of the founding of the school as a stand-alone unit was celebrated during Homecoming 2007 (19-20 October). This event also coincided with the Centenary of the founder of the Urban Planning program, the late Professor Harold Spence-Sales.