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WLI Members Only Event: An Evening with Prof. Patricia McCarney

June 18, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McCarthy Tetrault
TD Bank Tower, 53rd Floor
Toronto , ON M5K 1E6 Canada
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new PatriciaMcCarney**NEW DATE – JUNE 18TH***

(Due to the Provincial Election, the date of this event has been moved.   If you require a refund please contact our registration department at 1-800-321-5011)

The Women’s Leadership Initiative would like to invite you for an evening of networking and discussions, with keynote speaker Professor Patricia McCarney, Director Global Cities Institute and Global City Indicators Facility at the University of Toronto. Join us for a networking reception with light refreshments followed by a keynote talk by Professor Patricia McCarney who will speak to us on the Global Cities Institute as well her own personal journey. This unique program will be attended by the ULI WLI Leadership and the WLI Championship Team which represents leaders and influencers in real estate & development.

This event is hosted by the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative whose mission is to:

  • Promote the advancement of women, throughout their careers, as leaders in real estate & development.
  • Increase the number of women who serve in leadership positions in the real estate & development industry and in ULI.
  • Increase the visibility of women leaders in the real estate & development industry and in ULI.
  • Increase the number of women who are active ULI Full members and, support the development of young women members as leaders in ULI and in their professions.

5:30pm – 6:00pm Cocktails
6:00pm – 7:10pm Discussion with Patricia McCarney
7:10pm – 7:30pm Reception

$50 ULI Members
$30 Under 35 ULI Members
Registration Required by June 16th

Global City Indicators Facility and Global Cities Institute University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design


The tilt towards an urban planet that started in 2007 has led to urbanization becoming a defining phenomenon of the 21st century. By 2050 it is predicted that 70 percent of the world population will be urbanized. Cities are responsible for greater than 70 percent of the world’s GDP. Evidence based decision-making, facilitated by sound data is invaluable in maneuvering through these demographic transitions. The Global City Indicators Facility (GCIF) has developed a body of city indicators to inform and guide city leaders to better confront these challenges and hosts a network of 255 cities across 81 countries. The Global Cities Institute now convenes a global conversation and creates the comparative knowledge needed to build more sustainable and prosperous futures.

About Patricia McCarney
Professor Patricia McCarney received her Ph.D. in International Development and Planning from M.I.T. in 1987. She served as Associate Vice President, International Research and Development at the University of Toronto. She is currently a Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, and is Director of the Global Cities Institute. She is also Director of the Global City Indicators Facility (GCIF) – a program initiated by the World Bank and now funded in Canada.

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