TD Future Cities SPEAKER SERIES
Join us for an upcoming TD Future Cities Speaker Series event. Hear from leading minds in urban innovation and city building, and leave inspired to reimagine our urban futures, together.
Hosted in the TD Future Cities Centre at Evergreen Brick Works, the Speaker Series is an opportunity to hear about the solutions creating more equitable, regenerative and prosperous cities for all.
These events are free and open to the public, so all have the opportunity to hear from great international speakers.
About the speakers
Eric Klinenberg is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He is the author of Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life (Crown, 2018), Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (The Penguin Press, 2012), Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America’s Media (Metropolitan Books, 2007), and Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago (University of Chicago Press, 2002), as well as the editor of Cultural Production in a Digital Age and of the journal Public Culture.
His scholarly work has been published in journals including the American Sociological Review, Theory and Society, and Ethnography, and he has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, The Washington Post, Slate, Le Monde Diplomatique, The London Review of Books, and the radio program, This American Life.
Tamika L. Butler, Esq. is Toole Design’s Director of Planning for California and the Director of Equity and Inclusion. In addition to her responsibilities on planning projects, Tamika leads Toole Design’s external efforts to integrate equity into all project work and internal efforts for Toole to become a more diverse, inclusive workplace that employs people of all backgrounds. This includes collaborating with Human Resources on recruiting and hiring practices, leading trainings for staff, and serving as a resource for colleagues across the country. Tamika serves as the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, a non-profit organization that addresses social and racial equity, and wellness, by building parks and gardens in park-poor communities across greater Los Angeles.
The next and final TD Future Cities Speaker Series event will be held at the Future Cities Canada Summit. Buy your tickets today and save! Early-bird pricing is available until September 18.
The TD Future Cities Speaker Series is supported by TD through The Ready Commitment.