David L. A. Gordon
David Gordon, FCIP is Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning of the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s University. He was SURP Director from 2008-2018. Prior to returning to Queen’s, he practised in the public and private sector for 15 years. David is a founding Director of the Council for Canadian Urbanism, a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners and has shared their National Award of Distinction four times.
His books on planning history and urban redevelopment include Town and Crown: An Illustrated History of Canada’s Capital; Planning Twentieth Century Capital Cities; and Battery Park City: Politics and Planning on the New York Waterfront. David has taught community planning at other universities including McGill, Ryerson, Toronto, Latvia, Western Australia, Harvard, MIT and Pennsylvania, where he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar. He holds a DDes from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and an MPl and BSc from Queen’s.