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McGill Institute hosts the 'Cities We Need' conference on February 19 and 20

Since 1995, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) has hosted a bilingual conference in Montreal on topics that matter to Canadians. Their 2015 conference is dedicated to the theme, "The Cities We Need".

Cities have moved to the centre of the policy agenda in Canada. On the positive side, Canadian cities seem better than any other level of government at spurring citizen engagement, harnessing technological innovation and devising creative responses to problems.

On the negative side, key Canadian cities have faced major crises of governance in recent years. Canada's constitutional arrangements give provinces ultimate control over the status of cities, with effects that many deride but no one seems able to change.

How cities are reinventing themselves and, in turn, reinventing what it means to be Canadian? What can we do to make our cities more equitable, sustainable and participatory? The Cities We Need will feature a programme of politicians, activists, scholars, journalists, and urban experts from across Canada, and around the world.

The conference takes place in Montreal February 19 and 20, 2015, at the Phi Centre (407 St Pierre St). Tickets are $25 for students, and $100 for the general public. Click here to register now.

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