26th Annual Toronto Planning Dinner
Speaker: Noah Toly
Noah Toly is a Senior Fellow for Global Cities at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and serves on the steering committee of the Thriving Cities Project. Noah is also a professor of urban studies, politics and international relations at Wheaton College, directing the Center for Urban Engagement, and teaches in the graduate programs of the Center for Global Politics at the Free University of Berlin.
Noah has published numerous works on cities and urbanism, and speaks frequently on urban environmental politics and the place and role of cities and city networks. He is the author of New Maps, New Questions: Global Cities Beyond the Advanced Producer and Financial Services Sector and edits the Routledge series Cities and Global Governance.
His works have been published by leading organizations such as the Chicago Council and Next City magazine as well as in journals such as Globalizations, the Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society, and URBE: Revista Brasileira de Gestao Urbana. Noah has also consulted on efforts to measure the presence and influence of cities in the global economy.
Noah will speak to Toronto’s rank among global cities and its place on the proliferating systems for ranking the performance of cities around the world. He will explore the significance of these measurements for the daily work of city builders and redirect attention to more effective ways of measuring what it means and takes for cities to thrive.