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Experts Discuss "Towards a Feminist City (II): Gender and Diversity in the City Building Industry"

4:15-4:59pm check-in; 5:00pm sharp to 6:00pm discussion

Series Host: Institute for Gender and the Economy at Rotman
Session Co-Host: School of Cities, University of Toronto

Event Details

Speaker Series

Date: Thursday January 30, 2020 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Speaker(s): Taya Cook, Development Director, Urban Capital Property Group
Shirley Hoy, Senior Advisor, StrategyCorp; former City Manager for the City of Toronto; past Chair, Governing Council, University of Toronto (2017)
Abigail Moriah, Co-Founder, The Mentoring Initiative for Indigenous and Planners of Colour | The Black Planning Project

Moderator: Matti Siemiatycki, Associate Professor and Director - School of Cities, University of Toronto

Introductory Remarks: Sarah Kaplan, Distinguished Professor and Director - Institute for Gender and the Economy, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Topic: “Towards a Feminist City (II): Gender and Diversity in the City Building Industry”
Venue: Desautels Hall (Second Floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: Free to attend. Registration is required by 12:00pm (noon) on January 30.
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Summary: This panel brings together urban leaders from the public, private and non-profit sectors to explore questions of gender and diversity in the city building industry. City building is a broad field made up of the developers, planners, policymakers, professional services consultants and civic organizations that together shape the fabric of cities. The panel examines the experiences of women working in this notoriously white and male-dominated field, approaches to increase diversity in the sector, and the ways in which women in leadership roles are reshaping industry practices and project outcomes.

QUESTIONS:, Daniel Ellul, (416) 978-6119

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