Upcoming Events

May 28 2019 Symposium /

Governing Cities in the 21st Century | Spring Symposium

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street
2nd Floor


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What should governance look like in the 21st century? Can we leverage national, provincial and municipal relationships to advance urban governance? How do we scale up local responses to reach collective goals?

At the School of Cities spring symposium, Governing Cities in the 21st Century, these crucial questions will be discussed with experts, including a lightning talk by Nasma Ahmed, Director, Digital Justice Lab; a keynote by Michelynn Laflèche, Vice President, United Way Greater Toronto; and a fireside chat with Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh and Richard Florida, University Professor, School of Cities and Rotman School of Management.

Join urban thought leaders, policy makers, planners, community advocates and business leaders as we exchange ideas on ways to meet the challenges of governing cities in the midst of change.

The symposium will also be live-streamed

For full event information, visit the event web page.

If you require accommodation(s), please contact schoolofcities@utoronto.ca prior to the event date to make appropriate arrangements.