Questions about how to govern and finance municipalities are at the heart of all city-building discussions. Our researchers and partners are looking closely at how policies and fiscal programs work to build cities for the 21st century. We raise issues and table solutions through speaking engagements, policy briefs, editorials, and the media. 

Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance

The School of Cities partners with the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance (IMFG), an affiliated initiative focused on the fiscal health and governance challenges facing large cities and city-regions. The Institute’s mandate is to conduct independent research, spark and inform public debate, and to engage the academic and policy communities around important issues of municipal finance and governance. In Canada and abroad, cities are central to the economic prosperity and social vitality of countries. To create the conditions for economic competitiveness and offer a high quality of life that will attract and retain residents and businesses, cities need to build and maintain infrastructure, and deliver a wide range of services.

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