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The University of Alberta’s Urban and Regional Planning Program presents the Brookfield Distinguished Visitor’s Series with: Dr. Maurice Yeates Dr. Yeates uses extensive national data bases to address basic theoretical questions concerning the changing structure and location of shopping centres in Canadian Cities. He then examines the impact that the rapid growth of E-Retail may have on future shopping centre development. Brief BioMaurice Yeates (BA, Reading University (UK), 1960; PhD Northwestern University (USA), 1963) has been a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity, Ted Rogers School of Management, at Ryerson University since 1996. He served as Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Ryerson University, 2002-10; and was appointed Dean Emeritus in 2010. Previously, he was a faculty member at Queen's University (1965-1996), where he also served as Head of the Department of Geography (1973-8), Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research (1979/84), and Founding Executive Director of the Bader Centre for International Studies at Herstmonceux Castle, UK (1993-95). From 1986 to 1994 he was seconded from Queen's University to the Council of Ontario Universities to serve as Executive Director of the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies. He was appointed Professor Emeritus at Queen’s in 1996. His research and consulting has focused on urban and regional development, and spatial location/allocation models in the consumer service sector. He is author, co-author, or editor of 19 books, 60 articles in refereed journals and edited books, and over 100 reports. Among his many publications are: Main Street: Windsor/Quebec City (Macmillan, 1975); The North American City (with B.J. Garner: Harper & Row 1971, 1976, 1979; sole author: Longman 1990, 1997); “Rural/Urban Land Conversion I, II, and III” (with B. Pond: Urban Geography 1993 and 1994); and, Charting the GTA: The Dynamics of Change in the Commercial Structure of the Greater Toronto Area (CSCA, 2011). He has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada since 1980; and received the 1982 Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography from the Canadian Association of Geographers.


Dr. Maurice Yeates - Shopping Centres and the Rise of E-Retail

March 01, 2017


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