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Urban and Regional Planning


Urban and Regional Planning

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Emeritus & Former Faculty

Gerald Hodge

Gerald Hodge, B.A. (UBC), M.C.P. (Berkeley), Ph.D. (MIT)
Professor Emeritus

Contact Information

Office: Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 529
Telephone: N/A

Gerald Hodge is a private planning consultant and a former director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen's University. He is author of Planning Canadian Communities, 6th edition (2014), with David Gordon; The Geography of Aging: Preparing Communities for the Seniors Surge (2008), and Planning Canadian Regions (2001) with Ira Robinson. Gerald received the Canadian Institute of Planners' 2008 President's Award.

Dr. Hodge returned to SURP in 2010 to teach Seniors Planning.


HOk-lin leung

Hok-Lin Leung B.Arch. (Hong Kong), M.C.P. (M.I.T.), M.Sc. (Cantab), Ph.D. (Reading), RIBA, FCIP, RPP
Professor Emeritus and Director Emeritus

Contact Information
Office: Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 541
Telephone: (613) 533-6000 x 77062

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Dr Hok-Lin Leung is an architect-planner. He was Director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning from 1997-2009. He has also been a Specially Appointed Expert, Personnel Training Center Development Research Center, State Council, China; Member, Town and Country Planning Experts Committee, Ministry of Construction, China and  Research Fellow in the Chinese Academy of Land and Resource Economics. In 2002, he received the  Friendship Award from the State Council, China (This is the highest award by China to a foreign expert, administered by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs).

Dr. Leung  is the director of the China Projects Office at the School. The office has training, exchange and research projects funded variously by CIDA, Canadian Donner Foundation, and the Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources. Currently, he does two lecture tours in China annually covering the following places: Development Research Center of the State Council, the Ministry of Land and Resources, the Ministry of Urban and Rural Construction and Housing, the China Executive Leadership Academy at Pudong, the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design, Tsinghua University, Peking University, the Central University of Finance and Economics, Fudan University and Tongji University.

He is the the co-founder of the National Executive Forum on Public Property, at Queen's. Founded in 1998, the Forum's mission is "to promote the development and sharing of knowledge and techniques for managing public property, by providing a neutral venue and a collegial environment for networking by senior executives responsible for the management of public property at all levels of government across Canada." It now has over 20  sponsors from all three levels of government across Canada.

Dr. Leung  is also the founder (2003) of the Ambassadors' Forum. It is a forum for the 20 ambassadors and high commissioners to Canada from the Asia-Pacific. The purpose is to share ideas and perspectives of informed and thoughtful Canadians on issues that are of interest to the group, as well as to provide a venue for international dialogue.

Research Interests:

His research areas include physical infrastructure (standards and financing), housing (especially for the elderly), urban design (environmental perception), history of planning ideas, policy evaluation methods, and comparative study methods. His current focus is on public policy analysis, Western cultural DNA and the development of Chinese planning theory.

Selected Books:

2014 Cultural DNA of Western Civilization, Joint Publishing Company, China
2010Towards a Subjective Approach to Policy Planning and Evaluation: Common-Sense Structured, translated and published in English and Chinese, China Renmin University Press.
2008Economy, Land, Cities: Thoughts and Methods, The Commercial Press, China.
2003Land Use Planning Made Plain, Second Edition, translated and published in Chinese, Geological Press, China and in English by University of Toronto Press.



Mohammad Qadeer

Mohammad Qadeer, B.Sc., M.A.(Punjab), M.S.(Athens), M.C.P.(Rhode Island), Ph.D.(Columbia), A.I.C.P., R.P.P., F.C.I.P.
Professor Emeritus

Contact Information

Office: Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 529
Telephone: (613) 533-2188

Mohammad Qadeer is Professor Emeritus of urban and regional planning. He was the Director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning from 1985 to 1996. He has published widely on topics concerning planning for multicultural cities, ethnic enclaves, immigration and settlement, and international development. Since his retirement in 2000, Professor Qadeer has continued to contribute to teaching and learning at the School through course offerings, guest lectures and supervising student research. He returns to SURP regularly to teach Planning for Multiculturalism.


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Andrejs Skaburskis,B.Arch. (McGill), M.Arch., M.C.P., Ph.D. (U.C. Berkeley)

Professor Emeritus

Contact Information

Email: skabursk[@]queensu.ca

Curriculum Vitae (160KB)



Andrejs Skaburskis is professor of city and regional planning at Queen's University where he teaches courses in land economics, housing policy and statistics. He is one of the Managing Editors of Urban Studies. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Architectural and Planning Research and is on the editorial boards of Housing Studies and The Open Journal of Urban Studies.� He started his professional career as an architect (B. Arch McGill 1966) working on large-scale projects in Montreal before doing graduate work at UC Berkeley. After finishing the Urban Design program leading to MArch and MCP degrees, Bill Alonso convinced him to enter the PhD program. While preparing for the qualifying exams in location theory and planning theory he completed the PhD sequence of courses in economic theory, public finance and econometrics. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 1976 with the American Institute of Planners award for "Outstanding Academic Ability". Andrejs started a consulting firm in Vancouver BC before returning to the academy in 1984. His research deals mostly with housing issues and his interests lie in the study of change in urban and regional spatial structure.

Research Interests

My primary research interest lies in exploring the changing structure of cities. Much of this work is carried out by studying housing markets. The work has mostly involved quantitative analysis but is now turning more toward thinking about concepts and borrowing from disciplines other than economics.






Sue Hendler

Sue Hendler,
B.Sc. (Carleton), M.E.Des. (Calgary), Ph.D. (Waterloo), MCIP
Associate Professor (Deceased)

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In Appreciation (by John Meligrana, Bev Baines and Dave Gordon)

Dr. Sue Hendler died on September 14, 2009 after a brave struggle with cancer.  She was originally educated as a biologist at Carleton and her interests evolved during a master’s in environmental design at Calgary and a planning doctorate at Waterloo. Sue began teaching at Queen’s in 1987 in the School of Urban and Regional Planning, and made other friends and colleagues in Philosophy and Women’s Studies. After 1993, she was a tenured associate professor at SURP and cross-appointed to Women's Studies.  Sue became the Head of the Department of Women’s Studies, initiating its graduate program, planning its growth and overseeing its transformation from an institute to an academic department from 1999-2004.

As any student will tell you, visiting Sue’s office was an adventure. Books, magazines, boxes, food, equipment and various unidentifiable objects were all piled almost as high as her office ceiling.  This was Sue’s approach – acquire as much information and knowledge from wherever you can and store it for later reflection.  To the rest of us it looked like clutter, but not to Sue. She had the uncanny ability to draw connections among seemingly unlikely and unrelated material, thoughts and experiences. She demonstrated this skill successfully throughout her academic career and was nominated for our university’s highest teaching awards.   Indeed, during one lecture she was able to make a good connection between her big curly hair and an approach to city planning!

More fundamentally, Sue explored the integration of planning theory and practice through the unifying theme of ethics. Her ground-breaking edited volume Planning Ethics: A Reader in Planning Theory, Practice and Education continues to serve as a foundation text for student planners.  She challenged a generation of professional planners to build more humane cities, to think about their behavior and to question societal norms and conventions.

Sue built intellectual bridges between the women’s studies and planning disciplines.  Over the past ten years, she worked tirelessly to write women into the planning history of Canadian communities.  She located and interviewed some of the first women to work as community planners in Canada. These interviews became part of her book project; tentatively titled I Was the Only Woman: Women and the Planning Profession in Canada.  This book will be published posthumously, with the assistance of her former graduate student, Dr. Julia Markovich.

In all these efforts, Sue’s approach was always straight-forward and no-nonsense.  In the world of academia, she was somewhat unconventional.  While many academics ask long-winded questions, Sue was well-known for her short but pointed queries - ones that always required careful thinking and long answers.  She was more comfortable teaching in small classrooms than large lecture halls; would rather listen than talk; and have group discussions than lecture.   She refused to be swayed by one intellectual fad or another – she set her own path to enlightenment.  It is difficult to assign any one label to Sue – she was a scholar, an administrator, a feminist, an environmentalist and community advocate all rolled into one.  As we work late into the night on our next essay, book, lecture, or grant application, Sue’s life is a reminder of the benefits of living a balanced life - one that includes family, friends, community, nature, books, poetry, art and stories.  All these things she treasured.  
She will be missed and not soon forgotten.

John Meligrana was a student of Sue Hendler and later a faculty colleague in the School of Urban and Regional Planning; Bev Baines is Professor of Law and Head of the Department of Women’s Studies; Dave Gordon is Director of SURP.