Toronto's Former Director of Urban Design and Architecture to Speak as Part of UB Series on Nov. 19

By Arthur Page

Release Date: November 14, 2003 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Ken Greenberg, principal with Greenberg Consultants, Inc. of Toronto, will speak as part of the lecture series sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in 301 Crosby Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus. The lecture will be free and open to the public.

Former director of urban design and architecture for the City of Toronto, Greenberg has played a leading role on a broad range of assignments in highly diverse urban settings in North America and Europe.

Much of his work focuses on the rejuvenation of downtowns, waterfronts, neighborhoods and campus master planning. His projects include the award-winning Saint Paul on the Mississippi Development Framework, the Brooklyn Bridge Park on the East River in New York, the Fan Pier in Boston, the Southwest and Southeast Waterfronts in Washington, D.C., North Point/Lechmere Square in Cambridge and the East River waterfront in Lower Manhattan.

In each city, with each project, his strategic, consensus-building approach has led to coordinated planning and a renewed focus on urban design.

His current new efforts include the Downtown Master Plan for Fort Lauderdale, and the renewal of Regent Park, a major public housing project in Toronto.

Greenberg holds a bachelor of arts degree from Amherst College and bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Toronto. He is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Institute of Architects, as well as the Toronto Society of Architects and the Institute for Urban Design.