I will be in Toronto this afternoon for a board meeting of the Canadian Urban Institute and then heading to Buffalo airport for a flight to NYC. A couple of whirlwind days scheduled in the Big Apple. This includes meeting with Clara Miller, CEO at Heron Foundation. Heron is arguably the leading voice in Community Investing in North America, an area that HCF is actively pursuing. I will also be reconnecting with Rick Kahlenberg at Century Foundation to discuss the importance of income integration in public education. My day concludes with a reception at Hillman Foundation where Steve Buist of the Hamilton Spectator will be receiving a prestigous award for social justice reporting for his work on the Code Red series.
When I am not working I hope to check out the extraordinary High Line linear park that has been developed on the bed of an old elevated railway across Manhattan as well as the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side. Oh and you can’t go to NYC without walking a bunch of great neighborhoods and seeing a Broadway show!