Dr. Warren Gill was passionately engaged in the cities and neighbourhoods in which he lived and worked. As a member of the senior administration at SFU, he was instrumental in the development of its downtown campus; as an urban
geography professor, he inspired many students.
This annual lecture honours his life and passions.
WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MY NEIGHBOURHOOD?
THE SOCIO-SPATIAL RESTRUCTURING OF VANCOUVER,
CALGARY, TORONTO, AND MONTRÉAL, 1970 TO 2015
Major global, national, and regional forces, in the context of growing economic inequality,are restructuring metropolitan areas, creating a new socio-spatial order with more rigid divisions and greater inequality.
Dr. David Hulchanski identifies these trends and discusses the processes that account for them: changes in the labour market, the housing market, social spending and taxes, and the failure to seriously address housing and employment discrimination.
These processes play out differently in metropolitan areas based on regional
and local factors. The challenge is to better understand, and in turn effectively challenge, the specific processes creating these divides within individual metropolitan areas.
DAVID HULCHANSKI is a professor of housing and community development at the University of Toronto, where he holds the Chow Yei Ching Chair in Housing. In the 1980’s he was a professor of community planning at the University of British Columbia and director of the UBC Centre for Human Settlements.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (at Woodward’s)
149 West Hastings Street
ADMISSION IS FREE, reservations are required.