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

18h on Thursday 13 March 2014 
Macdonald-Harrington Building Room G10

Click here to view a webcast of the event!


Join us for lively midday talks on urban affairs! Please click on the poster thumbnail for details. 



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.

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 separate entity within the Faculty of Engineerig was celebrated during last year's Homecoming on October 19th and 20th, 2007. A slideshow from the event is on the Homecoming 60/35 page.

This event also coincided with the Centenary of the founder of the Urban Planning program, the late Professor Harold Spence-Sales.