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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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Managing the Modern City Presentation Transcript

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