SCARP hosts Globalizing Cities Symposium

Over 5-6 October SCARP and colleagues from the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (Tongji University, Shanghai) convened a successful Symposium at the Liu Institute for Global Issues. Participants delivered original research findings within the broad theme of ‘Globalizing Cities and the Reshaping of Space, Place and Territory’, pointing to new directions in planning for resilient communities, affordable housing, cultural districts and ‘smart urbanism’, and informed by emergent theory and empirical analysis.

John Friedmann Passes

Dr. John Friedmann has died at the age of 91. John was an honorary professor at SCARP, serving as a voice of wisdom for the department, after years of work in the field of planning. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Leonie Sandercock, SCARP Professor and his daughter Manuela Friedmann, of Los Angeles. In the past year John was given many honours in tribute to his huge contribution to the planning profession.



Humans are taking over the world and driving insects and wildlife to extinction. Bill Rees wonders how we could let it continue unnoticed for so long.

Read his op-ed piece in The Tyee: https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2017/11/16/humans-blind-imminent-environmental-collapse/

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