Associate Vice-Principal and Dean of Graduate Studies and Research Janice Deakin announces that David Gordon has been appointed Acting Director, School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP), beginning February 1, 2008 and ending June 30, 2009.
This appointment coincides with the administrative leave of the current director, Dr. Hok-Lin Leung. Dr. Gordon is a Professor in SURP, where he has taught since 1994. He received a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and M.Pl. from Queen's and an MBA and D.Des. from Harvard University. He has also taught at University of Toronto, Ryerson, Harvard and University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.
Before becoming a professor, Dr. Gordon was a professional planner in the private and public sector for over 15 years, twice sharing the Canadian Institute of Planners' National Award of Distinction. He is the author of over 100 books, articles and professional reports on urban planning, waterfront redevelopment and implementation techniques. Professor Gordon's current research is on the planning history of Canada's capital city and the development of suburbs