Athens, Rome, Venice. History offers many examples of cities that were their own world, independent mini-states that offered freedom of ideas and a model for social cohesion — alternative societies that have often been in conflict with the larger surrounding state. Cities still drive social progress, but many factors are changing our modern world, and cities are again being forced to retool and rethink how they work. A discussion from the Stratford Festival.
- Sevaun Palvezian – Chief Executive Officer of CivicAction
- Gil Penalosa – Founder and Chair of 8 80 Cities
- Lorna Day – Director of Urban Design for City of Toronto
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