October 21, 2013

Free Lecture: John Friedmann at SCARP – Oct 23

From the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning:

Dr. John Friedmann, SCARP

“Planning — The Long View: The Future of Metro Vancouver”

Wednesday, October 23th

12:15  – 1:30pm

1933 West Mall Annex, Room 150

A pizza and salad lunch will be available for $3.

FriedmanJohn Friedmann is widely regarded as among the most authoritative living planning writers on sustainable international development and planning theory. With 16 sole-authored books, 11 co-edited books, and more than 200 chapters, articles, and reviews he has made major contributions to our thinking about human settlements.

Prior to coming to SCARP, he was a Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning of the University of Melbourne. His current research is on urbanization processes with special reference to China. His most recent books include Empowerment: A Theory of Alternative Development (1993), Cities for Citizens: Planning and the Rise of Civil Society (with Mike Douglass) (1996), The Prospect of Cities (2002), China’s Urban Transition (2005), and Insurgencies: Essays in Planning Theory (2011).

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