Joe Berridge: "Toronto as Global Urban Leader: Accident or Design?"
Toronto is increasingly recognized as a city of global stature, advancing into the top ten world cities on a whole range of urban rankings. How did this happen, by accident or design? What does it mean for the city, and for the rest of Canada? Do we have to completely rethink the reality and image of our city?
About Joe Berridge
Joe Berridge, a partner at Urban Strategies, is recognized as one of Canada’s most creative and innovative planners. He has had an integral role in the development of some of the largest and most complex urban regeneration projects in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and Asia. Joe has played a major role in regeneration projects in Manchester, Liverpool and St. Louis. He was an advisor on the development of World Financial Center in New York and Canary Wharf in London and a master planner for the waterfronts of Toronto, Singapore, Cork, Ireland, London’s East Docklands, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Governors Island in New York City. He has prepared campus master plans for the University of Waterloo and Western University. Joe’s paper on the failure of Canadian cities to re-invest helped focus media and political attention on this important issue. Joe played an important role in helping form the growth management and transportation plans for the Toronto region. He teaches at the University of Toronto and is a regular media commentator and writer on urban issues.
2016 Summer Conference
The Canada Project
Identity, Citizenship, and Nationhood in a Changing World
August 5-7, 2016
The YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orillia, ON