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Living the High Life: The Quest for Public Space in the Millennial Metropolis of Toronto’s Condoland

Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

- Free

UCLA Critical Planning Volume 23 Launch

Featuring Ute Lehrer

Ute Lehrer is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Studies. She has a PhD in urban planning from UCLA and a lic. phil. from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, in art and architectural history, sociology, and economic and social history. She has taught at York University, Brock University and SUNY Buffalo, was a researcher at the Swiss Federal University of Technology in Zurich, and held Visiting positions at Université de Montpellier, France, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and University of Manchester, UK.

She was the recipient of several awards, including UCLA’s Chancellor Fellowship, UC Berkeley’s Research Fellowship and the American Institute for Certified Planners. She was the Vice-President North America of the Research Committee 21, ISA and one of the founders of UCLA’s journal Critical Planning.

Currently, she is an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. Taking a critical and comparative approach, her research interests include urban design and land use; housing, gentrification and the condominium boom; discourse and mega-projects; and the social construction of public space. She has published widely in social science journals and edited books, held several research grants, and is a co-applicant for Global Suburbanisms, a seven year, multimillion dollar research project housed at York University.

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