What would a city of community-led solutions look like?

A new age of unlikely alliances has arrived.

Why It Matters

If we tackle complex social issues without including affected communities, we’re inevitably left with short-lived solutions. Below, two leaders explain why investing in new types of alliances and local leadership are critical for meaningful change. Crafted in partnership with Evergreen in the lead up to the 2019 Future Cities Canada Summit at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto.

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