Media Advisory - Book launch - 21st Century Cities in Canada: The Geography
of Innovation

TORONTO, Dec. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The Conference Board of Canada will launch its third book in the CIBC Scholar in Residence program, focusing on how cities innovate, on Wednesday, December 2 at the University of Toronto's Munk Centre.

21st Century Cities in Canada: The Geography of Innovation is authored by David A. Wolfe, Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. Professor Wolfe is also Co-Director of the Program on Globalization and Regional Innovation Systems (PROGRIS) at the Munk Centre for International Studies.

This study summarizes the results of a five-year national study of urban industrial clusters. Of the 15 cities studied, this book presents case studies for Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Waterloo, London, and Halifax.

"At The Conference Board of Canada, we are particularly concerned that the vital contribution our cities make to national prosperity has not been fully acknowledged. Nor has the role they are destined to play in the new global knowledge economy been fully understood. David Wolfe's research helps to clarify this role," said Anne Golden, President and CEO of the Conference Board.

"Professor Wolfe agrees that in a world of increasing policy complexity, jurisdictional overlap, and constrained government resources, we need to make room for all the key players. We need to find new ways of working together to devise strategies that will secure Canada's future prosperity."

The CIBC Scholar-in-Residence Research Chair actively engages renowned scholars in The Conference Board of Canada's advanced research programs, where they will conduct research on issues of national importance that will contribute to improving Canada's future. This is the third book in the series, following Canada by Picasso: The Faces of Federalism and Red Tape, Red Flags: Regulation for the Innovation Age.

    
    What:     Public Book Launch and Complimentary Reception

    When:     Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

    Where:    The Munk Centre, University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire Place,
              Toronto
    

For more information, visit http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/09-0279/default.aspx.

Media must register in advance.

SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Yvonne Squires, Media Relations, Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 221., E-mail: corpcomm@conferenceboard.ca


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