David L. A. Gordon, Queen’s University

Professor Urban and Regional Planning Kingston, Ontario gordond@queensu.ca Office: (613) 533-6000 ext. 77063

Bio/Research

David Gordon teaches planning history, community design and urban development at Queen's. He has also taught at the University of Toronto, Ryerson, Harvard and University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. Before becoming a professor, David was a professional planner for over 15 y...

Click to Expand >>

Bio/Research

David Gordon teaches planning history, community design and urban development at Queen's. He has also taught at the University of Toronto, Ryerson, Harvard and University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. Before becoming a professor, David was a professional planner for over 15 years, as director of an urban design firm and project manager for a waterfront agency. He twice shared the Canadian Institute of Planners' National Award of Distinction.

David has written widely on urban planning including the books Planning Twentieth Century Capital Cities (Routledge 2006) and Planning Canadian Communities (Nelson 2008 with Gerald Hodge). His latest research includes a book on the history of Canada's capital city and exploration of Canadian suburbs.

Dave manages the School's internship program and is faculty co-ordinator of the National Executive Forum on Public Property. He also enjoys celebrating the achievements of SURP alumni across Canada, and helping plan the redevelopment of the Queen's campus.

David was born in Ottawa and grew up in Montreal, New Brunswick and Europe. He lives in Upper Canada's oldest neighbourhood, and is active in community environmental and social service organizations. Dave can often be seen cycling around downtown Kingston with his young daughter.



Click to Shrink <<

Links