How Manchester and Toronto are collaborating to build the cities of the future

The University of Manchester’s Toronto Leadership Council invites you to join us for a lunch discussion, exploring the complex challenges facing global cities today, and how Manchester and Toronto are responding in order to build the sustainable, equitable cities of the future. 

Manchester and Toronto face many similar challenges; from addressing urban deprivation and achieving more equal access to resources; to responding to the climate emergency; to building an infrastructure that can serve growing populations with rapidly-changing needs and behaviours. Both cities are experimenting with new solutions to these challenges. These often seek to harness the tremendous potential of smart tech to achieve rapid, effective change that will increase the quality of urban life for all. Key to our success is our ability to shape how business, communities and government support smart, inclusive growth of cities across the globe. 

Please join speakers including Manchester Urban Institute’s Professor Kevin Ward, Toronto School of Cities’ Professor Matti Siemiatycki, The Globe and Mail’s Alex Bozikovic, and guests working on the cutting edge of urban development to find out how our cities are collaborating to respond to our many shared challenges.

We will also be delighted to introduce you to the University of Manchester’s newly-formed Toronto Leadership Council, co-Chaired by Phillip Crawley (CEO, Globe and Mail), and Corinne Johnson (Partner, Deloitte). The Council has been established to help the University of Manchester deepen our engagement with Toronto-based alumni, strengthen the University’s local partnerships and collaborations, and generate support for the University’s critical work. 

Event details

Date and time: 22 September 2020, 1-2pm

Location: Zoom, details to follow

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