Gord Hume  |  Contributor

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Gord Hume, who served four terms on the London, Ontario, City Council, is recognized as one of Canada's leading voices on strengthening local government. A commentator on municipal governance and community issues, he is the author of seven books and co-author of two others. His most recent book is "Getting Cities Right: a Blueprint for Creating a Better Future for Our Cities and Towns," published in 2017.

Hume has addressed major conferences and local governments across Canada, as well as in Asia, Europe, New Zealand and the United States. He was the opening keynote speaker at the 2011 UNESCO Congress on Creative Cities in South Korea. In his career in the private sector, he served as president of radio stations and the founding publisher of a newspaper.

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When Citizens Check Out of Politics

Turned off by divisiveness and partisanship, some people are disengaging. Older people are among them, and that's a particular problem for cities.

June 5, 2018
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What the Public Needs to Know About the Municipal Infrastructure Deficit

The people who live in our cities need to understand what is at stake. Local officials need to do a better job of communicating that.

March 26, 2018
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