Writer, The Atlantic
Urbanist, Author, Professor, Researcher, Talker, Bike Rider, Guitar Player
theglobeandmail.com — Long the epitome of a humane, prosperous, diverse, caring city, Toronto has at long last captured the world's attention - but not in the way that anyone would want. Mayor Rob Ford's latest scandal has drawn headlines in the New York Times, New York Magazine, and Vanity Fair , making him the butt of jokes on talk shows like Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect, and even on the sports network ESPN.
theatlanticcities.com — Absolute power may corrupt absolutely, but remote power seems to encourage a pretty crooked job, too. So says an ongoing study of government corruption led by Harvard researcher Filipe Campante and updated in a new working paper (via Brad Plumer at ).
Renowned Urbanist Richard Florida and Global Political Risk Executive Ian Bremmer to Speak at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies Convocation Ceremoniesscps.nyu.edu — NEW YORK, May 14, 2013 - Richard Florida, one of the world's leading authorities on economic competitiveness, cultural and technological innovation, and demographic trends, is this year's New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) undergraduate Convocation speaker.
theatlanticcities.com — Jonathan Ernst/Reuters "We don't want a country where abortion is simply outlawed. We want a country where it isn't even considered," said Representative Paul Ryan in a speech a few weeks ago. It's not as far off as you think. In just the past several weeks, the Kansas legislature passed a sweeping new bill that says life begins at conception.
rotman.utoronto.ca — Speaker(s): Richard Florida, Director - Martin Prosperity Institute and Professor of Business and Creativity, Rotman: Author Roger Martin, Dean, Premier's Research Chair in Productivity and Competitiveness, Director - Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship and Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman; Author Don Tapscott, Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management and Fellow - Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman MODERATOR: Heather Reisman, Founder and CEO, Indigo Books and Music Topic: The Future of Capitalism?
torontosun.com — One of Mayor Rob Ford's biggest allies says the civic leader must do more to address allegations he was filmed smoking a crack pipe by Toronto drug dealers.
thereconstructionists.org — The Reconstructionists, a collaboration between illustrator Lisa Congdon and writer Maria Popova, is a yearlong celebration of remarkable women - beloved artists, writers, and scientists, as well as notable unsung heroes - who have changed the way we define ourselves as a culture and live our lives as individuals of any gender.
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