Re-Shaping the City — An Interdisciplinary Talk

March 2, 2009 - 11:30pm to March 3, 2009 - 1:00am


FREE, but registration recommended; Limited Seating.
Register at: [email protected] or call 780.492.9957

How Global Building Types are Influencing Urban Form

Overview: internationally acclaimed author on cities and urban form, Anthony King will discuss global trends in architecture and planning and its lessons for local designers, architects, and decision-makers. Dr. King will speak on global building types such as arenas/stadiums, art galleries, airport terminals, retail parks, and internationalized models for downtown housing. Dr. King is Emeritus Professor of Art & Architectural History at Binghamton University in New York, and has done extensive research throughout Europe, China and Asia, and the US.

This lecture is of interest to architects, designers, municipal administrators, students/faculty, and anyone interested in the design environment and building healthier & environmentally sustainable urban environments.

About the Speaker: Anthony King is Bartle Professor of Art & Architectural History, Emeritus, at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

He is known for his ground-breaking work The Bungalow about the British globalization of the colonial Indian housing form, and for popularizing the term "Global Cities" the title of his widely translated work. His comparative research tracks suburban developments around the world including in China and India.

Event Partners: Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta; M.A.D.E. in Edmonton, City-Region Studies Centre.


Room 2-926 Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton , AB