Presentations

Upcoming Conferences and Talks

December 12, 2017 – “Democracy from the Ground Up: Unlocking the Potential of Community Councils”. Panel discussion at the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, Munk School of Global Affairs. Toronto, On. Register here.

December 15, 2017 – University of Toronto Intersection Speaker Series. Panel: “Airbnb and Our City: Is Short Term Renting Affecting our City?”. Department of Geography, University of Toronto. Toronto, ON

April 6, 2018 – “Why do Cities Partner with Uber? Understanding Reasons and Models.” Urban Affairs Association conference. Toronto, ON (With Austin Zwick)

April 7, 2018 – “The Digital Divide and Administrative Gap in Smart City Implementation.” Urban Affairs Association conference. Toronto, ON. (With Nicole Goodman)

April 8, 2018 – “Economic Anxiety, Visible Minorities and Populism: Public Support for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.” Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL. (With Simon Kiss and Andrea Perrella)

Past Conferences and Talks

“Smart Cities: How Can We Fully Consider Canadian Residents?” Federation of Canadian Municipalities Innovation Network Advisory Group. Toronto, ON: November 29, 2017

“Global Cities Local Disruption: Uber’s Path to Regulatory Approval in Ten North American Cities.” Local Government Seminar Series, The University of Western Ontario. London, ON: October 13, 2017 (With Gabriel Eidelman and Austin Zwick)

“Building Smart Cities: What Do Residents Want?” Open and Smart Communities Forum. Mississauga, ON: September 22, 2017 (With Nicole Goodman)

“Are Canadian Cities Smart?” The American Political Science Association Annual Meeting. San Fransisco, CA: September 1, 2017 (With Nicole Goodman and David Wolfe)

“A Cautiously Ambitious Agenda: The Politics of Federal-Local Inter-Governmental Relations in Canada.” Canada at 150: Federalism and Democratic Renewal. Institute on Intergovernmental Relations, Queen’s University. Kingston, ON.

“Conceptual Clarity and Smart City Research.” Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON: May 31, 2017 (With Nicole Goodman, Adam Churiband and Peter DiMaio)

“Are Canadian Cities Smart?.” Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON: May 31, 2017 (With Nicole Goodman)

“Confronting Uber: Municipal Policy Responses to Disruptive Technology.” Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON: May 31, 2017 (With Gabriel Eidelman)

“Accountability and Transparency Gaps in Inter-Local Collaboration.” Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, University of Toronto. Toronto, ON: May 29, 2017

“Seeking a Local Competitive Advantage? The Development of Smart Cities in Canada.” Laboratory on Local Elections Colloquium. Montreal, QC (With Nicole Goodman)

“Conceptual Clarity and Smart Cities Research” Fourth Annual Creating Digital Opportunity Network Conference. Montreal, QC. (With Nicole Goodman)

“Confronting Uber: Municipal Policy Responses to Disruptive Technology”. Urban Affairs Association Conference. Minneapolis, MN. (With Gabriel Eidelman)

“Municipal Shared Services.” Ontario Good Roads Association Conference. Toronto, ON.

“The Roots of Hamilton’s Urban/Suburban Divide.” The Public Record at the Pub. Hamilton, ON: January 12, 2017.

“Regulatory Responses to Uber in Ten North American Cities.” Presented at the Innovation Policy Lab Research Workshop. Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. Toronto, ON: November 1, 2016.

“Building Smart Cities in Canada.” Presented to the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario Zone 4 Board Meeting. Whitby, ON: October 20, 2016

“Network Thinking: Cooperation, Competition and Metropolitan Governance in Canada.” Presented to the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario Zone 1 Board Meeting. Ilderton, ON: October 12, 2016

“Electoral Reform in Canada.” Presented at a town hall meeting on electoral reform hosted by John Nater, Member of Parliament for Perth-Wellington. Atwood, ON

“Taxis, Uber and Ridesharing Regulation in Ten North American Cities.” Presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA: September 7, 2016. (With Gabriel Eidelman)

“The Boundary Bargain: Growth, Development and the Future of City-County Separation.” Presented at the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, University of Toronto. Toronto, ON: June 29, 2016.

“Who Gives? Who Takes? Evaluating City Charters in Canada.” Presented at the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference. Calgary, AB: June 1, 2016 (With Alison Smith)

“Inter-Municipal Cooperation in Canada: Bridging the Accountability and Transparency Gap”. Presented at the Laboratory on Local Elections Research Colloquium: Do Responsiveness and Accountability Matter at the Municipal Level? Montreal, QC: Institute National de la Recherche Scientifique. May 17, 2016.

“Collaboration, Cooperation, Coordination and Competition: Working Across Borders in Complex Policy Environments.” Presented at the annual conference of Ontario Association of County Clerks, Treasurers and Administrators. The Blue Mountains, ON: October 23, 2015.

“Measuring Local Autonomy in Canada” Presented at the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference. Ottawa, ON: June 4, 2015 (With Alison Smith)

“A Patchwork of Participation: The Use (and Non-Use) of Community Councils in Post-Amalgamation Ontario.” Presented at the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference. Ottawa, ON: June 2, 2015.

“Regionalism and Inter-Local Cooperation.” Keynote presentation at the annual conference of the Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute. Waskesiu, SK: September 23, 2014.

“Perceptions of Municipal Accreditation in Ontario.” Presented at the annual conference of the Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association. Alliston, ON: September 11, 2014.

“The Politics of Amalgamated Communities in Canada.” Presented at the Alberta Municipal Governance Symposium. Grande Prairie, AB: September 5, 2014.

“Perceptions of Municipal Accreditation in Ontario.” Presented at the annual conference of The Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario. Niagara Falls, ON: June 10, 2014.

“(Transitional) Justice Delayed: Will Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Ever Result in Meaningful National Dialogue?” Presented at the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference. St. Catherines, ON: May 28, 2014. (With Robert Maciel)

“Inter-Local Cooperation in Canada: Scale, Scope and Intensity” Presented at the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference. St. Catherines, ON: May 27, 2014.

“Cooperation, Coordination and Competition: The Mechanics of Formalizing Inter-Municipal Agreements in Canada,” Presented at the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance. Toronto, ON: May 20, 2014.

“Amalgamation: The Ontario Context.” Presented at the Regional Planning Speaker Series: Evolving Municipal Governance in Alberta. City-Region Studies Centre. Edmonton, AB: April 29, 2014.

“The Dynamics of Municipal Cooperation in Canadian Metropolitan Areas.” Presented at the Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX: March 19, 2014.

“Growth and Development in Rural Counties Surrounding Separated Cities: What Are the Implications for City-County Separation?” Presented at the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance. Toronto, ON: November 12, 2013.

“Regional Organization, the Use of Inter-Local Agreements and the Dynamics of Inter-Municipal Cooperation.” Presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL: August 29, 2013.

“Regional Organization and the Creation of Inter-Local Agreements: Exploring the Dynamics of Inter-Municipal Cooperation Between Separated Cities and Counties,” Presented at the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference. University of Victoria, Victoria, BC: June 6, 2013.

“Regional Organization and the Dynamics of Inter-Municipal Interaction: Cooperation, Competition and Coordination in Ontario’s Multi-Municipal Regions.” Presented at Political Science Department Colloquium. The University of Western Ontario, London, ON: March 23, 2012.

“Weapons of the (Politically) Weak? Speaker Selection as Strategic Dissent in the Ontario Legislature.” Presented at the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference. Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON: May 17, 2011. (With John L. Nater)

“Was There Learning in the System? Making Sense of the Ministry of State for Urban Affairs and the Ministry of State for Infrastructure and Communities.” Presented at the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference. Concordia University, Montreal, QC: June 3, 2010.

“Exploring the Logic of Corporate and Business Giving During Municipal Election Campaigns: The 2003 and 2006 Civic Elections in Ottawa, Ontario.” Presented at the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference. Concordia University, Montreal, QC: June 1, 2010.

“Urban Agenda Setting: Lessons Learned from the Ministry of State for Urban Affairs.” Presented at the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference. Carleton University, Ottawa, ON: May 27, 2009.

 

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