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James Patava

Strategic communications professional with an interest in big data, sustainability and local, national and international politics.

James Patava is a strategic communications and international relations professional based in Toronto.
Data Is Helping Build The Sustainable Cities Of The

Data Is Helping Build The Sustainable Cities Of The Future

Cities around the world are collecting data on all of the same things, yet the way that it is being measured is wildly uneven. WCCD and its work in developing ISO 37120 - the first international standard on indicators for sustainable cities changed all of that.
01/23/2017 04:13 EST
Péladeau's Resignation Is Another Nail In The Coffin For

Péladeau's Resignation Is Another Nail In The Coffin For Separatism

Rhetoric around PK ("privileged, "billionaire", "overwhelmingly pro-business") aside, it's hard to imagine a world in which he could have ever served as a beacon of Separatism. Perhaps M. Péladeau has come to this realization himself, though one can only wish a man well for a valiant (if misguided) effort in the face of an insurmountable challenge.
05/09/2016 02:42 EDT
Toronto's City Council Needs To Regulate Uber (Before It's Too

Toronto's City Council Needs To Regulate Uber (Before It's Too Late)

Dear Toronto City Councillor: You and your colleagues in City Council will soon decide the future of Uber in Toronto. Before making up your mind to ban a service that represents an emerging economic reality, I urge you to consider regulation -- and to consider it quickly.
04/28/2016 04:44 EDT
Like Berlusconi, Trump's Big Man Politics Pose A Serious

Like Berlusconi, Trump's Big Man Politics Pose A Serious Threat

Like Mr. Berlusconi before him, President Trump would lead the nation as far from the doctrines of the founding fathers as one could imagine. America could quickly become characterized by introverted foreign and economic policy -- underpinned by a suspicion of the wider world.
02/03/2016 03:07 EST