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David Gordon FCIP RPP AICP 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 for over a decade and has taught at McGill, TMU, Toronto, Riga, Western Australia, Harvard, and Pennsylvania, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Gordon is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners, sharing their National Award of Distinction four times. Recent books include Town and Crown (Invenire, 2015) and Planning Canadian Communities (Nelson, 2021). His latest research addresses planning history and compares Canadian, Australian, and American suburbs. He lived in Oromocto with his family from 1960 to 1966.
Miranda Virginillo is a recent graduate of Carleton University’s History and Theory of Architecture program and the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen’s University. She was a project assistant to David Gordon’s research on “How Canada Became a Suburban Nation.” Her graduate research on the early years of the Community Planning Association of Canada was funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and awarded the Sue Hendler Fellowship for Excellence in Urban Planning Research. She is now the communications coordinator for the SSAC and works as a land use planning consultant in Ottawa, Ontario.