IMFG publishes new book on financing infrastructure
Bringing together perspectives and case studies from across Canada, the US, and Europe, IMFG's new book contends that users, not taxpayers, should start paying directly for their cities’ repairs and expansions.
Chris Murray, Toronto’s City Manager, is a former planner who thinks of the future in terms of decades, not years. In this video of his address, Toronto’s Future: Who’s Paying?, he discusses the “elephant in the room” when it comes to municipal government: what kind of city are we leaving behind for future generations? Find out more »
On January 14, 2019, Matti Siemiatycki and Yoko Cecelia Pye presented new research on the diversity of the infrastructure sector, discussed how women and racial minorities are underrepresented in leadership positions in the industry, and shared strategies to overcome this diversity gap. Find out more »
Alejandra Reyes, IMFG 2018-2019 Post-Doctoral Fellow, presented in her research seminar, "Housing Access & Urban Governance: Lessons from Mexico’s Recent Experience," on the tension between Mexico's federal housing finance strategies and municipal governance and implementation, the policy shortcomings at different levels, and the implications of a lack of coordination. Find out more »
What are the policy issues that matter in the 2018 Ontario municipal election? What goes into covering the city hall press beat? On October 2, 2018, IMFG and School of Cities assembled a panel of journalists who explored how they cover municipal elections, which policy issues matter most, and how to adapt and stay relevant in the changing media landscape. Find out more »