Monday, March 18, 2013
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Robson Square | 800 Robson Street, Vancouver | Lecture is free and open to the public.
The University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture presents a lecture by the inaugural recipient of the UBC Margolese National Design for Living Prize, Professor Eric Miller, University of Toronto. The award recognizes “a Canadian who has made outstanding contributions to the development or improvement of living environments for Canadians of all economic classes and will continue to demonstrate excellence in their field.
For over 30 years, Miller’s research into the interactions between humans, urban land use, transportation and the environment has been on the cutting edge. His work in the modelling of vehicle emissions, pollutant dispersion and their exposure to human populations has helped to develop a more comprehensive understanding of these fundamental urban planning issues. Currently, his Integrated Land Use, Transportation and Environment model (ILUTE), considered a world-leading contribution to the science of urban simulation, continues to contribute to the increased sustainability of living environments both internationally and here in Canada.
As the inaugural Director of the Cities Centre at the University of Toronto, Miller fostered research into important urban livability issues, built partnerships between academics and government, involved community and invoked improved urban policy. As a civil engineering professor, his lifelong dedication to educating the next generation of responsible transportation engineers and planners helps to ensure a bright future for Canadians hoping to live in cleaner and more sustainable urban environments.” via UBC