Urban Leadership eXchange

What is ULX?

The Urban Leadership eXchange is a certificate of completion offered by the IMIx Executive Programs in collaboration with the Master of Urban Innovation program at the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI).

Led by distinguished University of Toronto faculty, the program brings together leading researchers and practitioners to help participants promote positive economic and social change through urban innovation.

What will you learn?

The goal of the ULX program is to help professionals to better understand the relationship between cities and innovation.

Each ULX session pairs a U of T faculty member with a thought leader to explore urban innovation through one of three lenses: cities as centres of the innovation economy, as sites of technological innovation, or as sources of policy innovation.

Why should you attend?

The program provides a unique opportunity to:

  • Learn about urban innovation from world-class researchers
  • Gain practical insights through conversations with practitioners and real-world case studies
  • Network with urban innovation professionals across sectors


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Who Should Apply

The program is especially useful to early and mid-career professionals working in local and regional government, non-profit organizations, and the private sector who have an interest in cities, economic development, digital technologies, and public policy.

Format and Dates

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Dates- TBD