Urban Leadership eXchange

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The Urban Leadership eXchange is a certificate of completion being offered by the University of Toronto’s Institute for Management & Innovation’s IMIx Executive Program, in conjunction with the Master of Urban Innovation program. Led by distinguished University of Toronto faculty, the program is hosted at the University of Toronto Mississauga

Deepen Your Knowledge, Build Policy-Relevant Skills

Participants in the Urban Leadership eXchange will gain deeper knowledge and understanding of the ways in which the concept of urban innovation can be leveraged for economic development in the 21st century.

The objective of this program is to introduce, familiarize and train participants to consider the ways in which innovation, technological change and the shift towards a digital economy affords an opportunity to promote positive economic and social change in Canadian cities.

On completion, participants will have a stronger understanding of the need for intentionally designed public policy that supports positive public outcomes and addresses challenges associated with inequality that often go hand in hand with innovation and technological change if left unchecked.

Urban Leadership eXchange

2020 Program

The 2020 Urban Leadership eXchange has been postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19. This page will be updated if and when any changes occur.

For more info on last year's ULX:


2019 Keynote Speakers:

Bonnie Crombie - Mayor, City of Mississauga 
Amrita Daniere - Acting Vice President, University of Toronto; Acting Principal UTM
Richard Florida - Professor, School of Cities and Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

2019 Faculty:

Shauna BrailDirector, Master of Urban Innovation, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Gabriel EidelmanDirector, Urban Policy Lab, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Tara VinodraiAssociate Professor & Director, Master of Economic Development and Innovation (MEDI), University of Waterloo
David Wolfe - Professor of Political Science UTM and Inaugural Director, MUI Program-IMI, University of Toronto