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Managing the Modern City
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Managing the Modern City

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Learn how Toronto and other cities organize the delivery of their municipal services with a focus on innovative ideas and alternative delivery mechanisms and organizational models. What are the pros …

Learn how Toronto and other cities organize the delivery of their municipal services with a focus on innovative ideas and alternative delivery mechanisms and organizational models. What are the pros and cons? And which could be considered in Toronto?

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  • 1. Managing the Modern City Challenges for Toronto Joe Berridge
  • 2. <ul><li>safe, equitable, opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>clean, attractive </li></ul><ul><li>efficient, competitive </li></ul><ul><li>green, sustainable </li></ul>Toronto: Big Goals for City Government
  • 3. <ul><li>How well is Toronto doing? </li></ul><ul><li>Can it be the ‘best managed city in the world’? </li></ul><ul><li>What would that look like? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the role of the citizen? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the role of the private and non-profit sectors? </li></ul><ul><li>Where is the money going to come from? </li></ul>Toronto: Big Questions for City Government
  • 4. <ul><li>be flexible, innovative, creative </li></ul><ul><li>create and seize opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>search for innovation </li></ul><ul><li>focus on outcomes not process </li></ul><ul><li>be inclusive, partnering, outward looking </li></ul>Toronto Lessons from Other Cities
  • 5. Broadway, New York Toronto: Lessons From Other Cities <ul><li>take risks </li></ul>
  • 6. Alpha Cities, Globalization and World Cities Research Network, 2008 <ul><li>Toronto the Global City </li></ul><ul><li>Toronto is a leading world city </li></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>Toronto the Global City </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul>
  • 8. <ul><li>Toronto the Global City </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul>
  • 9. National Ballet School, Toronto <ul><li>Toronto the Global City </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul>
  • 10. Global City Challenge <ul><li>Singapore – ‘Biopolis’ </li></ul><ul><li>road pricing </li></ul><ul><li>scholarships </li></ul>
  • 11. Global City Challenge <ul><li>Manchester </li></ul><ul><li>university mergers </li></ul><ul><li>private LRT system </li></ul>
  • 12. <ul><li>Stockholm </li></ul><ul><li>dramatic energy reductions </li></ul><ul><li>vacuum waste collection </li></ul><ul><li>waste to energy </li></ul>Global City Challenge
  • 13. <ul><li>London </li></ul><ul><li>‘ big bang’ de-regulation </li></ul><ul><li>congestion charge </li></ul>Global City Challenge
  • 14. <ul><li>Hong Kong </li></ul><ul><li>new airport </li></ul><ul><li>street cleaning </li></ul>Global City Challenge
  • 15. Hammerby Sjostad, Sweden <ul><li>focus on future </li></ul><ul><li>do what’s important </li></ul><ul><li>don’t do what others can </li></ul><ul><li>be the leader of a team </li></ul>Conclusions from Global Cities
  • 16. Stockholm, Sweden <ul><li>waste management </li></ul><ul><li>streets and parks management </li></ul><ul><li>facilities operation </li></ul>Modern Urban Service Delivery
  • 17. <ul><li>partnering opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>private sector </li></ul><ul><li>social entrepreneur </li></ul><ul><li>competition and choice </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities for innovation </li></ul><ul><li>lessons from UK experience </li></ul>Modern Urban Service Delivery: Professional Services
  • 18. Oyster Card, London <ul><li>major funding crisis in Toronto </li></ul><ul><li>private sector transit delivery </li></ul>Modern Urban Service Delivery: Transit <ul><li>GOOD </li></ul><ul><li>consumer orientation </li></ul><ul><li>comfort, cleanliness </li></ul><ul><li>on-time information </li></ul><ul><li>new technology </li></ul><ul><li>some cost efficiencies </li></ul>
  • 19. Oyster Card, London <ul><li>BAD </li></ul><ul><li>un-managed competition </li></ul><ul><li>failure to transfer risk </li></ul><ul><li>little protection from strikes </li></ul><ul><li>complicated tendering </li></ul>Modern Urban Service Delivery: Transit
  • 20. <ul><li>huge gap between current resources and urban needs and expectations </li></ul><ul><li>property taxes </li></ul><ul><li>city income tax </li></ul><ul><li>city sales tax </li></ul><ul><li>gas taxes </li></ul><ul><li>road pricing/tolls </li></ul><ul><li>other fees, charges and levies </li></ul>Toronto: It all comes back to city financing
  • 21. 2.5 million Toronto is the centre of the Urban Region
  • 22. 5.4 million Toronto is the centre of the Urban Region
  • 23. 7.4 million Toronto is the centre of the Urban Region
  • 24. 2031: 10.4 million Toronto is the centre of the Urban Region <ul><li>Toronto can’t go it alone </li></ul><ul><li>new financing must be sourced from region </li></ul><ul><li>Toronto must be the leader of the region </li></ul>
  • 25. What do you think? Toronto – the best managed city in the world.

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