For this opinion piece, Director of the Infrastructure Institute and professor of Geography and Planning Matti Siemiatycki, collaborated with Drew Fagan, a professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto and a former deputy minister of infrastructure with the Province of Ontario, to shed light on the urgent need for better and more strategic planning of infrastructure investments in Canada.
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The CivicLabTO Academic Summit, to be held on Nov. 23-24, will focus on issues such as public health, housing, transit, transportation, climate change, green recovery and the future of public space. It will tap leading experts from the city and local post-secondary institutions to share best practices.
In this short QandA, SofC Director Prof. Karen Chapple, shares her insights about the impetus for the broader partnership between the city and the eight post-secondary institutions and the potential for such events to contribute to the development of a “Toronto School” of urbanism.
Urban Policy Lab Graduate Fellow Sean McGowan provides a breakdown in this special election primer for the School of Cities.