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U of T to host environmental justice debate featuring former Toronto mayor and Environmental Philosophy professor

November 18, 2013

TORONTO, ON — David Miller, for­mer May­or of Toron­to, and Ingrid Ste­fanovic, Pro­fes­sor of Envi­ron­men­tal Phi­los­o­phy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, will ini­ti­ate debate and dis­cus­sion about jus­tice in Toron­to as it per­tains to envi­ron­men­tal chal­lenges and issues. Among the ques­tions to be dis­cussed:

• Who should bear the costs of mak­ing the City envi­ron­men­tal­ly sus­tain­able?

Are some res­i­dents in the City more affect­ed by envi­ron­men­tal degra­da­tion than oth­ers?

• Is there an unavoid­able trade-off between urban envi­ron­men­tal­ism and eco­nom­ic growth?

• What are the spe­cif­ic envi­ron­men­tal chal­lenges to Toron­to and how can they be met in an equi­table way?

WHO: Dur­ing his term as may­or, David Miller made envi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­i­ty a pri­or­i­ty, and he served as Chair of the C40 Cities Lead­er­ship Group. Ingrid Ste­fanovic was the Found­ing Direc­tor of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Cen­tre for Envi­ron­ment.

WHEN: Thurs­day, Novem­ber 21, 2013

TIME: 6:30–8:30pm

WHERE: FitzGer­ald Build­ing, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, 150 Col­lege Street, Room 103

Tick­et infor­ma­tion:


For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact:

Richard Stren
Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence and Pub­lic Pol­i­cy, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
Cell: (416) 817‑1330