Milton Friesen

Milton Friesen
Milton Friesen is the Managing Director of CitiIQ. He has served a three-year term as an elected municipal councillor and is completing a Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo School of Planning that is focused on new ways to measure the social fabric of neighbourhoods. He has served on the steering committee of the Thriving Cities Project at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture (University of Virginia) and served a number of years as a member of the Program Committee for the Computational Social Sciences Society of the Americas, where computer modeling is used to explore the origins and development of inequality.

Recent Essays

Anyone Living Anywhere: The Challenge of My Vertical Neighborhood

Milton Friesen reviews My Vertical Neighbourhood, Linda’s McGibbon’s xperience as a newcomer to a high-rise condo in Toronto. She actively explores what it means to be a neighbour in the third dimension, and challenges us to acknowledge that mutuality matters.