16 Mar, 2015

IMFG@10: The Past, Present, and Future of City Finance and Governance

The Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) today released Forum No. 4, a paper drawing together presentations from its tenth anniversary event, held on January 26, 2015, and available online here.

IMFG is celebrating 10 years of conducting independent research, sparking public debate, and engaging the academic and policy communities around important issues of municipal finance and governance.  For this event, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne joined moderator Alan Broadbent and panelists Enid Slack, Richard Bird, and Zack Taylor to look at the past, present, and future of city finance and governance. The new Forum provides a short, readable collection of papers:

  • Alan Broadbent (IMFG Chair) describes the origins of the IMFG;
  • Enid Slack (IMFG Director) reflects on what has happened in municipal finance over the last decade, and where we go from here;
  • Richard Bird (IMFG Senior Fellow and Professor Emeritus, Rotman School of Management) provides a global perspective; and
  • Zack Taylor (Assistant Professor, City Studies Program, University of Toronto Scarborough) looks at the future of governance and urban resilience.

A webcast of the event is online at the IMFG website: https://imfg.org/.

About the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG)

The Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance is a research hub and think tank that focuses on the fiscal and governance challenges facing large cities and city-regions. It is located within the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs.

The Forum papers capture events of interest produced by IMFG at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and are part of a series of publications designed to disseminate academic research undertaken in Canada and abroad on municipal finance and governance issues. IMFG publications include papers by Canadian and international scholars and graduate students, and are archived on IMFG’s website here.

For more information, please contact:
Dina Graser