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.
Across North American cities, the demand for better public transit is pervasive, yet many local governments lack the sufficient revenue tools to finance the construction of new infrastructure. To resolve this dilemma, some localities have turned to citizens directly, proposing temporary earmarked sales tax increases as a way to finance capital-intensive projects. Why have some communities been more receptive to this funding model than others? Find out more »
Toronto is evolving with a style and character unique in the world, widely recognized for its livability. Now its economic power and its critical and largely successful function as a crucible of immigrant settlement is becoming more and more evident. Remarkably, the emergence of Canada’s cities on the world stage, and Toronto’s rise to the top dozen in global status, has been largely accidental. How did this happen? Find out more »
Constantino Cronemberger Mendes, Country Director (Brazil), Forum of Federations, presented “Municipal Cooperation in Brazil: Challenges and Opportunities“ as part of the event Is Municipal Cooperation a Silver Bullet? Experience from Australia, Brazil, and Canada on June 14, 2018. Find out more »
Graham Sansom, Visiting Scholar, Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, presented “Is Municipal Cooperation a Silver Bullet? An Australian Perspective” as part of the event Is Municipal Cooperation a Silver Bullet? Experience from Australia, Brazil, and Canada on June 14, 2018. Find out more »