November 9, 2013
by Canadian Architect
This event features David Miller and Ingrid Stefanovic, who will speak from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Thursday, November 21, 2013 in Room 103 of the FitzGerald Building, located at 150 College Street in Toronto.
David Miller is President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund Canada, Canada’s foremost conservation organization. The WWF creates solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people and nature thrive. Miller was Mayor of Toronto from 2003 to 2010 and Chair of the influential C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group from 2008-2010. Under his leadership, Toronto became widely admired internationally for its environmental leadership, economic strength and social integration. He is a leading advocate for the creation of sustainable urban economies, and a strong and forceful champion for the next generation of jobs through sustainability. Miller continues to be associated with a variety of public and private boards, and is the Future of Cities Global Fellow at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly). In his former capacity as Counsel, International Business & Sustainability at Aird & Berlis LLP, he advised companies and international organizations on issues surrounding the creation of sustainable urban economies. David Miller is a Harvard-trained economist and professionally a lawyer.
Dr. Ingrid Leman Stefanovic is a Professor of Philosophy and former Founding Director of the Centre for Environment at the University of Toronto. Her research and publications explore the meaning of sense of place, as well as how values affect environmental policy development and decision-making. She teaches courses in environmental philosophy and applied ethics (including climate ethics and water ethics.) She is a former Executive Co-Director of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy and a Senior Scholar with the Center for Humans and Nature in Chicago and New York. Recent books include Safeguarding Our Common Future: Rethinking Sustainable Development (SUNY, 2000) and the co-edited volume, The Natural City: Re-Envisioning the Built Environment (University of Toronto Press, 2012).
This event is co-sponsored by the Global Cities Institute, University of Toronto.
Admission is free and all are welcome, but please RSVP at https://21nov13.eventbrite.ca.