President's Faculty Lecture:
Dr. Peter V. Hall
In a Suburb Near You: Ports and Waterfronts in Metropolitan Perspective
The past three decades have seen substantial growth in Metro Vancouver. And being a community by the sea means our cities’ ports have been challenged to respond to, but also had major influence on, this growth—through employment, land use, infrastructure investment, and governance.
Join Professor Peter V. Hall as he traces the evolution of ports and their place in the post-industrial urban economy. He’ll discuss how the urban policy and planning challenges of port development have shifted and suggest ways to improve relationships between the port industry, cities and communities in future.
Professor Peter V. Hall is Director of the Graduate Urban Studies Program at SFU. His research examines the connections between port cities, seaports and logistics, as well as community, local economic, and employment development. His publications include the co-edited books “Integrating Seaports and Trade Corridors” and “Cities, Regions and Flow.” He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Transport Geography. Between 2012 and 2015 he directed the “Reclaiming the New Westminster Waterfront Research Partnership” which included museum, education, labour, community and academic partners.