Welcome to the Urban Revolution

What does it mean that half the world’s people now live in cities and that two billion more will join them over the next 25 years? How does this change the way the world works?


Join Jeb Brugmann as he lectures on November 26, 2009 at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. The lecture takes place in Room 106 at 230 College Street, from 4:00pm – 6:00pm with a reception to follow.


Brugmann founded the Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) in 1990 in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program, and served as its chief executive for ten years. Thereafter, he directed a multi-year program for Asian city executives, and served as a strategy consultant to cities worldwide. Brugmann also served as President of Globalegacy International, an incubator for entreprise-led approaches to poverty reduction in low-income urban districts and as a founding partner of The Next Practice. His first book, Welcome to the Urban Revolution: How Cities Are Changing the World, was released in 2009. He is currently the Interim Executive Director of ICLEI USA.


Space is limited, so please RSVP early to citiescentre@utoronto.ca to reserve a seat. For more information, please visit www.citiescentre.utoronto.ca.