Larry S. Bourne (PhD, FRSC, DES, D.Litt., FCIP, RPP) is Professor Emeritus of Geography and Planning and past Director of both the Graduate Program in Planning and the Centre for Urban and Community Studies (CUCS) at the University of Toronto. Professor Bourne is currently a senior scholar with the Global Cities Program and has just completed a term as Interim Director of the University's new Cities Centre in 2008.
His current research interests include - to name a few - comparative urbanization and urban policy analysis, globalization and the Canadian urban system, demographic change, migration and immigration, the emergence of new urban and suburban forms, and income inequalities and social polarization.
He has served as a consultant to national, provincial and municipal governments and organizations, and to several national and international agencies and foundations.
Professor Bourne is the author/and co-author of over 245 journal articles, books, and professional reports in geography, planning, public policy and urban studies. His publications have won awards from the Canadian Institute of Planners and the American Institute of Planners.
Among many academic and profession achievements, honours and awards, Larry Bourne has received awards from the Association of American Geographers (AAG, 1985) and the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG, 1985), and for service to the profession of geography from the Ontario division of the CAG (1989). Throughout his career, he was elected as a Fellow of Academy II of the Royal Society of Canada, as President of the CAG, and President of the North American Regional Science Association.
Professor Bourne has also received many teaching honours and awards, among these, he received an honorary doctoral degree (D.Litt.) from the University of New Brunswick.