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Hong Kong, SAR: President's Reception & Presentation

Join fellow U of T alumni and friends for a lecture that explores the opportunities and challenges of urbanization.

  • Reception & Presentation

Professor Meric Gertler
President, University of Toronto

cordially invites you to a reception and thought-provoking presentation on 

Building a 21st Century City


Professor Matti Siemiatycki
Department of Geography and Planning
Faculty of Arts & Science
Interim Director, School of Cities
University of Toronto

Cities around the world are in the midst of massive growth and urbanization. As urban areas become more populated, there is an opportunity to build smarter, greener and more inclusive cities. But with the promise of cities comes many pressing challenges faced by urban planners around the globe.

In this talk, Prof. Siemiatycki will discuss some of the challenges of urbanization, including climate change, the integration of innovative technologies in design, accessibility of infrastructure, and issues of inequality. He will also explore how cities can address these challenges to build new communities for the 21st century.

Prof. Siemiatycki's presentation is part of an ongoing series of compelling lectures for alumni, hosted in cities around the world. U of T Where You Are brings the University right into your community, keeping you informed, inspired and connected.


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