The Metropolitan Mindset

To build better cities, we need to move past the traditional, zero-sum mindset that so often pervades local politics, where city leaders compete with their neighbours for scarce resources, to… Read more

Leading Urban Change

Cities are the solution to our global problems, because they create a platform for people to come together and innovate solutions. But urban change is hard, as it demands navigating… Read more

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Downtown Recovery

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic renewed longterm debates about the future of downtowns in North America. With the initial shock of the pandemic, downtowns emptied out as people were… Read more

School of Cities India

On February 1, 2023, the University of Toronto partnered with Tata Trusts to launch the University of Toronto India Foundation (UTIF), with goals to create opportunities for students, faculty and… Read more

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Equitable Development Data Insight Training

The Equitable Development Data Insight Training Initiative (EDDIT) trains equitable development-focused organizations to expand their reach and impact using the data and resources they already have. EDDIT offers selected U.S. and Canadian organizations a… Read more

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