Toronto: Towards a Smart and Inclusive City-Region

Five panelists seated on stage

L-R: Enid Slack, moderator, and panelists Adam Blinick, Paula Kwan, Eric Miller and Kofi Hope (photo Lisa Lightbourn)

UTTRI Director Eric Miller participated in Tuesday’s free conference Toronto: Towards a Smart and Inclusive City-Region. He joined the panel session “Working Together: Building the City-Region of the Future” which focused on the role of partnerships, collaboration and responsibility in building a city-region that is smart, dynamic, and sustainable.

As reported in U of T News’ There is no prosperity without inclusivity, urban scholars say at first event of U of T’s School of Cities:

U of T President Meric Gertler, an urban geographer known for his work on innovation and the economies of city-regions, told the conference that the university’s new School of Cities is uniquely positioned to tackle urban issues such as climate change, inclusion and transportation.

The complexity of urban challenges requires multidisciplinary approaches, he said, adding that more than 200 faculty members across 40 academic units at U of T are involved in urban research.