Warren Gill Memorial Lecture: Oct 17, 2011
The SFU Community is invited to the first annual Warren Gill Memorial Lecture on Monday, Oct. 17.
Warren Gill, geographer and vice-president of university relations, was passionately engaged in the cities and neighbourhoods in which he lived and worked. He was instrumental
in the development of SFU’s downtown campus. The intent of this lecture series in his honour is to continue his questioning, raise new ideas and invoke new ways of thinking about life in the urban context.
The first lecture will be at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts with architect and author Witold Rybcynski.
He explores the influence that planning theories have had on urbanism in the twentieth century. He examines old ideas and new, and shows how the 21st-century city is being shaped by mixed-use developments, downtown living, heterogeneity, density and liveliness.
Rybcynski is the Meyerson Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a prolific author on architecture, housing and technology, and serves on the U. S. Commission of Fine Arts.