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Successful 21st Century City Regions Glendon College, York University

Ken Greenberg will be co-teaching a course for the Living and Learning in Retirement Program with Anne Golden former President and CEO of The Conference Board of Canada and President of the United Way of Greater Toronto at on “Successful 21st Century City Regions” beginning on Fridays from Sept. 13th to Nov. 22nd 2013. This course comprises two inter-woven and alternating explorations of what makes big cities successful. The starting point for this course is that city-regions are the drivers of economic prosperity in today’s competitive global economy. The course will examine the four essential cornerstones for success: a strong knowledge economy; physical infrastructure to connect people, goods and ideas; an urban ecosystem approach to managing growth and waste; and social cohesion. In addition, it will explore the three “enablers” that contribute to durable success: effective governance capacity; sufficient revenue; and strong leadership. The second section of the course is about a major paradigm shift. We are living through one of the most remarkable transformations in urban history as 21st century cities worldwide are redefining themselves. At the core of this transformation is an increased focus on the concept of place and the quality of the public realm. New more dynamic models for city building are emerging and this course will tackle the broad outlines of that powerful transformation.


Upcoming Talks and Lectures by Ken Greenberg

  • Sept. 11 - University of Pennsylvania Design School
  • Sept 17 - School of Architecture Ryerson University, Toronto
  • Sept 18 - Canadian Urban Institute Award Presentation, Burlington
  • Sept 25 - ABC Residents Association, Toronto
  • Sept 28 - CanU5: Canadian Council for Urbanism National City-Building Leadership Summit, Halifax
  • Sept 29 - Halifax Waterfront Development Corporation Retreat, Halifax
  • Oct 2 - Park People, Toronto
  • Oct 29 - AIA American Institute of Architects: Design on the Delaware River, Philadelphia
  • Nov 6 - Kansas State School of Architecture
  • Nov 13 - Foro, "Cuidades para la Gente; Impactos de Cambio Climatico", Caracas, Video Conferencia
  • Nov 25-28 - 5th International Forum of Sustainable Housing Mexico City
  • Jan 5 - Forty Minute Forum, St. Clement's Church, Toronto
  • Jan 27 Eglinton Park Resdidents Association Annual Meeting
  • Feb 7  2014 - 30th anniversary CAPS-ACEAU The Canadian Association of Planning Students - L'Association Canadienne des Étudiants en Aménagement et en Urbanisme Conference, Toronto
  • Feb 13 - University of Toronto Cities Course
  • Feb 20 - "Beyond Branding", Tacoma, Washington
  • March 6 - Dalhousie University, Halifax
  • May 25, 2014 "Harbourfront Centre: A 40-year Legacy of Transforming the Toronto Waterfront", Harbourfront Centre Doors Open
  • June 5 2014 Congress for the New Urbanism, Buffalo
  • June 13 2014 Empire Club Panel on Future of Toronto
  • Sept 10, 2014 Sustainable Infrastructure, Cite Verte, Quebec City
  • Sept 9, 2014 Development on the Toronto Waterfront, York Quay Neighbourhood Assoc.
  • Sept 10, 2014 Cite Verte, Quebec City
  • Sept. 20, 2014 CanU 6, Toronto
  • Sept. 30, 2014 Ideas Distillery, Mill Street Pub, Toronto
  • Oct. 3, 2014 U of T Transportation Engineering
  • Oct, 3, 2014 Humber College Keynote, Toronto
  • Oct. 6, 2014 Boston Society of Architects, Boston
  • Oct. 10, 2014 City Revitalization, Newark NJ
  • Oct. 20, 2014 Campus and the City, U Wash, Seattle
  • Nov. 4, 2014 8-80 Cities Urban Legacy Academy
  • Nov. 5, 2014 Keynote "Campus and City: Convergence and Symbiosis",  Society for College and University Planning, York U, Toronto
  • Nov. 14, 2014 Dept. of Geography, University of Toronto
  • Nov. 17, 2014 Life Institute Ryerson University, Toronto
  • Feb. 11, 2015 Canadian Automobile Dealers Association Summit, Toronto

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