Noah J. Toly


Noah J. Toly is director of the Center for Urban Engagement and Professor of Politics and International Relations at Wheaton College and Non-resident Senior Fellow for Global Cities at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

There’s Nothing Normal about Normal

from Who Do We Think We Are?, Volume 23, Number 1

On the surface, “normal” might seem harmless, charmingly self-deprecating, maybe even endearing.

School’s Out

from Identities—What Are They Good For?, Volume 20, Number 2

The equalizing effects of education are not limited to economic mobility.

The New Urban Agenda and the Limits of Cities

from The Meaning of Cities, Volume 19, Number 2

Many have suggested that cities should be the vanguard of global governance on issues such as climate, immigration, and terrorism.

Why Cities Need More than Big Data

Can Big Data be harnessed for the pursuit of thriving urban communities and, if so, how?