Thursday, August 08, 2002

Urban Issues Watch: I'm keeping an eye on city issues and thought for my book on theology and the city, so I clipped this piece from
Tor. Star

The four-day "Cities and Globalization" summit at the 71st annual Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs conference explores issues facing Canadian cities trying to cope with globalization at a time when most decision-making power lies with the provincial and federal governments. Some of the issues that the conference will be addressing are: How local communities can turn globalization to their advantage and mitigate any destructive effects; How cities and regions can carve out an identity and maintain their historic role as economic engines, immigration melting pots and cultural powerhouses; How other foreign cities are evolving to survive in the global economy.

Also see: in-depth review of the American angle on this at

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