MPACC 2018: Affordable Rental Housing in the City of Toronto

Ian T. D. Thomson and Lina Pulido On January 19, graduate students from the School of Public Policy & Governance (SPPG) and the Department of Geography and Planning took part in the 2018 Municipal Policy Action Case Competition (MPACC) at the University of Toronto. MPACC is an annual student-led case competition geared towards tackling problems […]

Modern Technology and Citizen Engagement: How Smartphones Could Solve An Age-Old Policy Challenge

The Walter Gordon Symposium is an annual conference co-hosted by the School of Public Policy and Governance and Massey College. In the lead up to the 2015 Walter Gordon Symposium, students, speakers, faculty, and community members are invited to share their reflections on the theme of ‘Confronting Complexity’ in Canadian society. ​This year’s conference will take place on March […]

Seen and Heard: The YouthfulCities Canadian Launch

Laura Haché   “Youth are here to move around ideas, our elders are here to mentor us” -Che Kothari, Executive Director of Manifesto On January 22, young social entrepreneurs and community leaders battled the polar vortex to congregate at the Great Hall for the official launch of the YouthfulCities Index.  The YouthfulCities Index is a […]

A Little Bit Goes a Long Way in City Building

Max Greenwald City building is the confluence of policies, politics, institutions, inputs, and circumstances required to create a thriving city. City building is multi-faceted and aspirational, but too often we only talk about the big, expensive, flashy parts of city building: the “big things.” City building has become increasingly important with the current majority of […]