Event – Cars in Cities: a History of Conflict – 10 October
David Gurin Ryerson University in Toronto will speak on:
Date & Time: Wed 10 October, 6.00pm
Venue: Hercus Theatre, Physics Building, University of Melbourne (Melways 571 E13)
In the conflict between cities and cars, Toronto may have had more wins than Melbourne. David will talk about how citizen protests about cars in Toronto have managed to achieve representation and power in local and regional government.
David is a graduate of Cornell University and of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, is a city planner with wide experience in land use and transportation planning. He was an activist on transportation issues who was one of the founders of the New York group, Transportation Alternatives. He wrote about the auto and the city for popular and professional journals.
In 1978, David was appointed Deputy Commissioner for Planning and Research of the New York City Department of Transportation. In 1991, he moved to Toronto, where he became Metropolitan Toronto Planning Commissioner until 1998. He is currently a planning consultant and an adjunct professor of urban planning at Ryerson University in Toronto. He recently wrote “Driven to Action: Stopping Sprawl in Your Community” a citizen’s guide to the urban environment, published by the David Suzuki Foundation, a leading Canadian environmental advocacy group.
This talk is part of an occasional series presented by the GAMUT Centre.
For more information: stoneja @unimelb.edu.au or lglover @unimelb.edu.au (8344 9860)