The Evolution of Local Governance in Mexico City: Pursuing Autonomy in a Growing Region
In Perspectives Paper No. 25, former IMFG Post-Doctoral Fellow Alejandra Reyes traces Mexico City's evolution into a city-state and considers the implications for both the city and the surrounding region.
To tackle our modern challenges – population growth and changing demographics, climate change, aging infrastructure, congestion, and poverty – Toronto and the region‘s success decades from now will hinge on how we work together. Find out more »
In this video, Chris Murray, Toronto’s City Manager, spoke about how challenges require municipalities not only to set their own priorities, but to work together and with other governments, institutions, the private sector, community partners and Indigenous peoples to improve quality of life. Find out more »
IMFG Post-Doctoral Fellow Nick Lombardo presented on New York’s experience and drew lessons for how different levels of government can cooperate – or not – to provide large-scale infrastructure in cities today. Find out more »
In this presentation on his new book, Shaping the Metropolis: Institutions and Urbanization in the United States and Canada, Zack Taylor compares the historical development of intergovernmental policymaking for Canadian and American cities since the 19th century with a particular focus on Toronto, Vancouver, Portland, and Minneapolis–St. Paul. Find out more »
In this video, Alan Harding assesses the arguments produced in favour of metropolitan governance, the extent to which real-world reforms have been driven by these arguments, the barriers that stand in the way of “rational” reform, and how Greater Manchester’s experience with metropolitan governance points to ways of overcoming at least some of those barriers. Find out more »