Michael Crawford Urban is a Policy Associate at the Mowat Centre. He holds a doctorate and masters in International Relations from Balliol College, University of Oxford as well as degrees from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University and Queen’s University. Prior to joining Mowat, he worked for Elections Canada as a Returning Officer, Oxford Analytica – a global analysis and advisory firm – and at Global Affairs Canada in the department’s Policy Research Division.
Examining the potential impact of a basic income on social entrepreneurs
In this report, we examine the potential impact of a basic income on social entrepreneurship. The paper presents the results of a new survey administered to 1,473 members of Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) as well as a focus group and several individual case study interviews.More
In this report, the Mowat Centre examines the relationship between regulation and innovation in rapidly-changing technological industries. Drawing on extensive interviews with representatives from industry, academia and government, the report analyzes a number of new challenges confronting Canadian policymakers and regulators as they seek to adapt regulatory frameworks for the digital age.More
Exploring standards-based solutions in a changing marketplace
In this report, commissioned by CSA Group to launch their new CSA Group Research Program, the Mowat Centre discusses the growth of the sharing economy and explores the potential for the use of standards-based approaches in the governance of this sector.More
Second only to deciding which electoral system Canada should use, the question of whether a referendum should be required to ratify whatever decision it reaches has emerged as perhaps the most important choice confronting Parliament’s Special Committee on Electoral Reform.
The Promise and Perils of Shared Mobility in the GTHA
This report makes a series of recommendations for building a robust and flexible transportation system that can effectively respond to the emergence of “shared mobility” in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.More