In an era of increasing urbanization, twenty-first century city-building exacerbates divisions. Urbanite societies are plagued by poverty and social exclusion – not to mention the insidious corporatization that surrounds the embrace of the Smart City. So how does the future city include all citizens, not just the wealthy elite?
University of Toronto-based, Dr Shauna Brail identifies a community engagement approach to city-building. With examples across global cities – including London, Toronto and Pune, India – it shows the discernible impacts where support for social capital is prioritized.
Shauna Brail, Ph.D.
Shauna Brail is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Management & Innovation, University of Toronto Mississauga. As an economic geographer and urban planner, her research focuses on the transformation of cities as a result of economic, social and cultural change.
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