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Book Launch: Solved by David Miller

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join University of Toronto Press and the UofT School of Cities to celebrate the launch of the newly updated paperback edition of Solved: How the World’s Great Cities are Fixing the Climate Crisis by David Miller. The event will feature a conversation between David Miller and Karen Chapple of the School of Cities.

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About the Speakers

Karen Chapple, Ph.D., is the Director of the School of Cities at the University of Toronto, where she also serves as Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning. She is Professor Emerita of City & Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, where she served as department chair and held the Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Urban Studies. Chapple studies inequalities in the planning, development, and governance of regions in the Americas, with a focus on economic development housing.

David Miller is the Managing Director of the C40 Centre for City Climate Policy and Economy at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, where he is responsible for supporting nearly one hundred mayors of the world’s largest cities in their climate leadership. During his two terms as mayor of Toronto from 2003 to 2010, the city became internationally known for its environmental initiatives, economic strength, and social integration. Miller is a Harvard-trained economist and professionally a lawyer.

About Solved: How the World’s Great Cities are Fixing the Climate Crisis

If our planet is going to survive the climate crisis, we need to act rapidly.

Taking cues from progressive cities around the world, including Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Oslo, Shenzhen, and Sydney, this book is a summons to every city to make small but significant changes that can drastically reduce our carbon footprint. We cannot wait for national governments to agree on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and manage the average temperature rise to within 1.5 degrees. In Solved, David Miller argues that cities are taking action on climate change because they can – and because they must.

The updated paperback edition of Solved: How the World’s Great Cities Are Fixing the Climate Crisis demonstrates that the initiatives cities have taken to control the climate crisis can make a real difference in reducing global emissions if implemented worldwide. By chronicling the stories of how cities have taken action to meet and exceed emissions targets laid out in the Paris Agreement, Miller empowers readers to fix the climate crisis. As much a “how to” guide for policymakers as a work for concerned citizens, Solved aims to inspire hope through its clear and factual analysis of what can be done – now, today – to mitigate our harmful emissions and pave the way to a 1.5-degree world.

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April 17
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


University of Toronto Bookstore
214 College Street
Toronto, ON M5T 3A1 Canada