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Fred Eisenberger Appointed Canadian Urban Institute CEO

By RTH Staff
Published December 14, 2010

The board of the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) has unanimously appointed Fred Eisenberger as the new President and CEO of the Institute. According to Terry Cooke, chair of the CUI board, "This appointment continues the CUI tradition of leadership by distinguished urban leaders including immediate past Presidents Glen Murray and David Crombie."

The former Hamilton mayor will officially start his new role on February 7, 2011.

In a press release issued today, former CUI President Glen Murray, now the Ontario Minister of Research and Innovation, is quoted saying, "Fred Eisenberger's leadership has demonstrated a clear understanding of the interdependence of economy, culture and civility to the sustainability and prosperity of a city."

Michael Fenn, the facilitator who recommended the East Mountain Pan Am Stadium location earlier this year, has served as the interim CEO of the Institute since Mr. Murry was elected to the Ontario Legislature in a February, 2010 by-election.

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By Andrea (registered) | Posted December 14, 2010 at 11:23:25

Add +1 to the thousands that have to leave Hamilton every day for employment. :-)

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By Meredith (registered) - website | Posted December 14, 2010 at 11:46:54

I had a chance to speak with Glen Murray about a year? ago when he was in this role. I think Fred will do very well at it.

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By HamiltonFan (registered) | Posted December 14, 2010 at 11:56:05

As an idea type person and leader, no question this skill will serve Fred well in this position. All the best to him in his new position.

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By Potpourri (anonymous) | Posted December 14, 2010 at 12:11:31

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By wentworthst (anonymous) | Posted December 14, 2010 at 13:41:50

I had to look the CUI up...
"The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) is a Toronto-based not for profit organization with a national and international reach. Through our work we seek to create a world of thriving, sustainable, harmonious and engaged urban regions.

The CUI is an innovator and catalyst engaged in research, networking, leadership development, planning and policy solutions to improve the quality of life in urban regions in Canada and around the world." -- http://www.canurb.org/

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By H+H (registered) - website | Posted December 14, 2010 at 19:17:02

I think this is excellent news for both the CUI and for Fred. Fred is a real urbanist. He gets it. His definition of "city building" that he used during the stadium debate fits perfectly with what the CUI stands for. This is one of those post-election hires that makes a ton of sense.

Congratulations Fred.

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By George (registered) | Posted December 14, 2010 at 23:09:15

@ wentworthst - Did you see the report they did for the city of Hamilton last year?

Building Momentum: Made in Hamilton Infrastructure Solutions Prepared for the City of Hamilton, Ontario, January 2009.

http://www.canurb.com/media/pdf/CUI-Buil...

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By Balance (anonymous) | Posted December 15, 2010 at 00:34:19

I'm shocked! Good for Fred! Great news. In your face Larry DiAnni! What a Prestigious post for our former Mayor, congratulations Fred. Show's how the majority of Hamiltonians made the wrong choice Oct 25. Good for him, all the best!

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