Urban Expert to speak on Toronto's "Agenda for Prosperity": Will it work?

    TORONTO, March 3 /CNW/ - The president of Chicago-based "CEOs for Cities"
will bring her unique perspective to a discussion of Toronto's future on
Wednesday, March 5th at a meeting sponsored by the Toronto District Council of
the Urban Land Institute.
    Carol Coletta, president and CEO of "CEOs for Cities" is a dynamic
speaker and respected authority on urban issues. She will share her insights
into what it will take for Toronto to succeed and prosper. She is also
executive director of the Mayors' Institute on City Design and is host of
Smart City, a nationally-syndicated public radio show in the United States.
    Based in Chicago, CEOs for Cities is a network of mayors, corporate CEOs,
university presidents, foundation officials, business and civic leaders. It
aims to take a fresh look at cities and how to make the most of their assets
by building new leadership partnerships around urban innovations.
    In January 2008, Toronto Mayor David Miller's Economic Competitiveness
Advisory Committee released an Agenda for Prosperity. Ms. Coletta will address
what can be done to ensure that this plan delivers the innovative ideas and
partnerships that Toronto will need to succeed.
    Her presentation will take place on Wednesday March 5th from 8 to 10 a.m.
in the Trinity Ballroom of the Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre. News media are
welcome to cover.

    The Urban Land Institute (www.uli.org) is a nonprofit education and
research institute established in 1938 supported by its 38,000 members across
North America. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of
land and in sustaining and creating thriving communities worldwide.

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