University of Calgary

Gregory Morrow

  • Assistant Professor (ended on Jul 2, 2017)
  • Rich Park Professor Met Grwth Chge (ended on Jul 2, 2017)

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.

Research Interests


BScArch, BArch (McGill) . SMArchS, MCP (MIT) . PhD (UCLA)

Personal Statement

Morrow holds two architecture degrees (undergraduate and professional) from McGill University, two Masters from MIT (in Urban Design and City Planning) and a PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA. He was previously a Fellow at the UCLA Institute of the Environment & Sustainability, a Visiting Assistant Professor at Occidental College’s Department of Urban & Environment Policy, and a Lecturer at MIT’s School of Architecture & Planning. Morrow has also been active in practice, as an architect for Moshe Safdie & Associates, Senior Associate for KCBA Architects, and in real estate development in Los Angeles. Among Morrow’s research interests is the intersection of Health + Urbanism – that is, how the design of our cities can influence health outcomes, an area of critical importance, given rising health costs and Canada’s aging population. He is currently undertaking a pan-Canadian study of secondary suites, a study of the barriers to infill development, and exploring a book project on the history of Calgary mid-century modern architecture and urbanism. Morrow was previously the editor of Critical Planning: The UCLA Journal of Planning and Projections: The MIT Journal of Planning, and was the recipient of the University of California Chancellor’s Fellowship and a Doctoral Award by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. His teaching and research interests are in urban design, sustainability, smart growth, land use reform, planning theory, urban/planning history, housing and real estate development.

Selected Work

Morrow, Gregory D. "The Homeowner Revolution: Democracy, Land Use, and the Los Angeles Slow-Growth Movement, 1965-1992." PhD Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 2013.

Morrow, Gregory D. "Ecology, Exclusion and Expansion: The Hillside Federation and the Down-Zoning of Los  Angeles, 1952-1979,” Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Cincinnati OH, November 2012.

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