Josh Fullan


Josh Fullan is the founder of Maximum City, an award-winning social enterprise focused on urban education and youth civic engagement. He is on the faculty at The University of Toronto Schools, is the School Edition Lead at Jane's Walk, and a public consultant for government and private agencies. Josh has written and presented widely on city-building and education topics in the media and academic contexts.


Students in classrooms today live in a world that is 50% urban; when they are adults, that world will be two-thirds urban. There is a simple, powerful way to prepare them for this future: ask them now to become the co-creators and stewards of cities by engaging them in the real-world urban challenges that exist and are multiplying around them. Discover the astonishing, hope-making results of this approach to civic education in this talk about the impact of using the city as both class content and classroom.