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Thomas Plunkett Lecture - NAHEED NENSHI "Urban Issues are Human Issues: Cities in a post-pandemic world"

Thursday, January 20, 2022
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
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"Urban Issues are Human Issues: Cities in a post-pandemic world"

Naheed Nenshi, former Mayor of Calgary, Alberta

Naheed K. Nenshi served as Calgary’s mayor for three terms between 2010 and 2021. During his time, Calgary became one of the greatest cities in the world, named as the best city in which to live in the Western Hemisphere.

His leadership saw an unprecedented investment in quality of life including transit, roads, recreation centres and libraries including the magnificent Central Library, while keeping taxes the lowest in Canada. His time as mayor also saw the City of Calgary through four states of emergency, including devastating flooding in 2013 floods and the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also became an international voice on urban issues, with audiences across Canada and around the world, including the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Nenshi was awarded the World Mayor Prize as the best mayor in the world in 2014 by The City Mayors Foundation. He also has received the President’s Award from the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Humanitarian Award from the Canadian Psychological Association for his contribution to community mental health. Maclean’s magazine once called him the second-most influential person in Canada, after the Prime Minister.

Open to the public. Free to attend.  Registration is required.

Chris Cornish
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