23 Apr, 2018

IMFG Welcomes Visiting Scholar Graham Sansom

IMFG is delighted to welcome Visiting Scholar Graham Sansom to the Institute this spring. Graham is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Local Government Association and has advised on local government development in the Pacific, South East Asia, and South Africa. While at […]

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23 Apr, 2018

IMFG Fellow Dr. Aaron Moore Authored an Op-Ed on Density Bonusing for the Toronto Star

In the article “Why Ontario’s planning act needs major changes,” IMFG fellow Dr. Aaron Moore argues the provincial government should revisit Section 37 of Ontario’s Planning Act. Section 37 allows municipalities to receive benefits, such as affordable housing, from developers in exchange for permitting developers to build properties which exceed city height and density restrictions. […]

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17 Apr, 2018

Lessons for local governments to counter the negative effects of fracking

As the fracking industry expands to Canada, a new paper from the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance presents lessons from the United States to inform regulatory responses for municipalities in Canada and elsewhere. Toronto, April 17, 2018 – Throughout the United States, fracking has revolutionized oil and gas markets, practically overnight. But it might […]

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16 Apr, 2018

Upcoming May 3 IMFG event featured in Municipal World Journal

The upcoming May 3rd IMFG Graduate Fellow Seminar “Does Local Government Autonomy Promote Fiscal Sustainability? Lessons from Illinois’ home rule municipalities?” was advertised in the Municipal World Journal. More information about the event, including registration for tickets can be found here.

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15 Mar, 2018

Four ways that Ontario municipalities could finance climate change projects

New paper from the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance explores the potential and drawbacks of green bonds, environmental impact bonds, catastrophe bonds, and green banks for Ontario municipalities Toronto, March 15, 2018 – Cities bear a disproportionate share of the economic and social costs of extreme weather and climate change because of their population […]

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