February 13, 1998
Geneva, NY — Mitchell Kosny, professor at the School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto, will present the 1998 Leo Srole Lecture, titled “Healthy City 2000: Is Megacity Madness Putting Toronto the Good at Risk?” The lecture will begin at 7:15 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 26, in Albright Auditorium on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges' campus. A reception will follow the event.
Kosny is the former director of the Urban Planning Department and former president of the Social Planning Council of Metropolitan Toronto. Long active in Toronto politics, he is also past president of the City of Toronto Planning and Advisory Committee.
Kosny is a leading figure in the world's “healthy cities” movement. In this capacity, he has been asked by city governments in South Africa, Namibia, Lithuania, Poland, the United Kingdom, Australia, and China to help them consider plans for their cities in the coming century.
The Leo Srole Lecture is an annual lectureship honoring a former faculty member in the Colleges' Department of Sociology. Srole is world famous for his work in the study of cities, and for his book Mental Health in the Metropolis (1962). He spent most of his professional career teaching at Columbia University. The 25-year follow-up to his book is currently being published, posthumously, by Trans-action Press.
The lecture is sponsored by the Colleges' urban studies program and the provost's office. The public is invited to attend.