Across Canada and around the world, cities are on the front lines of the most complex challenges of modern life, from immigration, affordable housing, and the need for new infrastructure, to adapting to advances in technology, urban mobility, and the impacts of climate change.
Yet too often, those of us responsible for working together to solve municipal challenges find ourselves working solo, without access to the best ideas from our peers across the country. The challenges that Canadian cities face often point back to the need for greater municipal empowerment, and that demands fresh perspectives from all corners of city life.
Through the Urban Project, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities has been bringing key voices together for events that cover a series of pressing urban issues, creating actionable and scalable solutions that improve the lives of all Canadians.
While each event will tackle one of the challenges facing cities, what unifies each event is a call for greater municipal empowerment and autonomy, so cities can deliver for the millions of Canadians they serve.