Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Tuesday, May 28, 2019

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 28, 2019) Mayor William Peduto is Toronto today for the Governing Cities in the 21st Century symposium, hosted by the University of Toronto’s School of Cities, where he will be a featured speaker. 

The hosts describe the symposium this way: 

What should governance look like in the 21st century? Can we leverage national, provincial and municipal relationships to advance urban governance? How do we scale up local responses to reach collective goals?  
At the School of Cities spring symposium, Governing Cities in the 21st Century, these crucial questions will be discussed with experts, including a lightning talk by Nasma Ahmed, Director, Digital Justice Lab; a keynote by Michelynn Laflèche, Vice President, United Way Greater Toronto; and a fireside chat with Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh and Richard Florida, University Professor, School of Cities and Rotman School of Management. 

The symposium will be live-streamed here

Mayor Peduto will speak on the symposium’s final panel, “Governing an Inclusive City.” 

Organizers are covering all his costs. No city tax dollars are being spent. He returns to Pittsburgh this evening. 

Mayor William Peduto’s Public Schedule – Tuesday, May 28, 2019: 

All locations Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto 

Welcome & School of Cities Highlights, with Matti Siemiatycki, Associate Professor and Interim Director, School of Cities 

Time: 9 a.m. 

All Roads Lead to Opportunity — Building Great Cities that are Great for Everyone, with  Michelynn Laflèche, Vice President, Strategy, Research & Policy, United Way Greater Toronto 

Time: 9:15 a.m. 

Contemporary Governance: Creativity, Perseverance and Possibilities, with Sarah Sharma, Associate Professor and Director of the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, University of Toronto; Nasma Ahmed, Director, Digital Justice Lab; Greg Cook, Outreach Team, Sanctuary Ministries; and Juan Carlos Rodriguez-Camacho, Administrative Coordinator of Research, Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto 

Time: 9:45 a.m. 

Navigating the 21st Century City, with Marieme Lo, Associate Professor and Associate Director, Education, School of Cities; Andrea Barrack, Global Head, Sustainability & Corporate Citizenship, TD Bank Group; Crystal Basi, Director of Research and Community Engagement, Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council; Sara Hughes, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto; and Jason Thorne, General Manager of Planning and Economic Development, City of Hamilton 

Time: 11 a.m. 

Governing an Inclusive City. Mayor Peduto, in conversation with Professor Richard Florida, will draw on his experience to share insights on governing the City of Pittsburgh. This exchange will touch on a range of topics, including: city-university partnerships, addressing inequality at the urban scale – particularly as it connects to pressure associated with tech sector growth – federal-municipal partnerships and innovative policy directions. 

Time: 12:45 p.m. 

Closing Remarks with Jacqui Lavalley, Shawanaga First Nation 

Time: 1:35 p.m. 

Flight to Pittsburgh 

Time: 5 p.m. 




Timothy McNulty
Communications Director