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October 2019

Conflict and Cooperation in Large-Scale Infrastructure Projects: Lessons from the Port of New York City

October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, Room 208N, 1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, ON M5S 3K7 Canada
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Today, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is a multi-state and multi-jurisdictional body that operates and manages the development of one of the largest seaports in the world. Before the Port Authority was established a century ago, however, the Port of New York was governed not by a single body, but rather was planned, constructed, and operated within a twisting labyrinth of jurisdictional power and control over the land, water, and shipping industries. The result was that by…

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November 2019

Future Ain’t What it Used to Be: The 8th Annual IMFG Toronto City Manager’s Address

November 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, 1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7 Canada
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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. On November 4, Chris Murray, Toronto’s City Manager, will speak about how these 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.

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