International urban design expert Professor Jon Lang will discuss how global cities are shaped when he presents the inaugural Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design.

Professor Lang's books on urban design, Urban Design: the American Experience and Urban Design: a Typology of Procedures and Products, combined with his passionate commitment to the area, have made him one of the leading international figures in his field. He retires this year after 17 years at UNSW

The Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design has been instigated by the MUDD program in honour of Professor Paul Reid (1933-2001), Professor of Architecture at UNSW (1985-1998) and foundation member of the academic staff of the Master of Urban Development & Design Program (MUDD).

The lecture will be given each year by a distinguished speaker and will present critical aspects of the theory and practice of urban design, with an emphasis on current research in the field.

Professor Lang and Professor Reid, along with Professor Alexander Cuthbert (Planning), Professor James Weirick (Landscape Architecture) and Associate Professor Bruce Judd (Architecture), established the Faculty of the Built Environment's MUDD program in 1995.

Following the lecture will be the launch of the 13th annual MUDD exhibition, Embrace the City - Sydney, Canberra, Budapest, Tokyo.

What: Urban Design - the UNSW experience: shaping the global city When: 6pm, Wednesday 12 MarchWhere: Leighton Hall, The John Niland Scientia, UNSW Kensington campus.RSVP: