Speakers discuss how cities can contribute to a restored economy after the recent global economic crisis. This forum, organized by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Canadian Labour Congress in Toronto, Ont., brings together leading experts to address issues facing cities, countries, and governments around the world.
First, Toronto Mayor David Miller presents a speech on Toronto’s economic contributions. Following this, a panel of speakers explore the relationship between urban growth and large-scale economic prosperity. Remarks focus on infrastructure, energy supplies, and energy distribution. The panellists are Adolfo Carrión, Jr. (the director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs) and Angel Gurría (the secretary general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development). Afterwards, Mr. Miller and Douglas Turnbull (the deputy chairman of TD Securities Inc.) pose questions to the panellists.
On November 9th and 10th, 2009, the Toronto Forum for Global Cities was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The Forum brought together some of the world’s leading experts to debate and discuss the major issues facing cities, countries and their governments around the world.