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Register Now! CanU9 City Making Math: The Art & Science of Urban Design, Sept 13 -16, 2017

City Making Math

  Registration Now For CanU9! Join us in Winnipeg, September 13 to 16th (evening welcome reception on the 13th) for the 9th Annual Council for Canadian Urbanism Summit, #CanU9 – City Making Math: the Art and Science of Urban Design! Summit Program Building on our past Summits, we will dig deeply into how we quantify and analyse the […]

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CanU Supports RAIC’s Response to the US’s Withdrawal from Global Climate Agreement

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The Council for Canadian Urbanism recognizes that climate change is tied intimately to the design of urban environments. CanU advocates for cities that are not only inherently livable but deeply resilient. For these reasons CanU wholeheartedly endorses the call by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RIAC) and urbanists for all nations and leaders world-wide to abide by […]

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Prairie Urbanism: Advancing Canadian Design Innovation

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Written by: Kalen Anderson, RPP/MCIP, CanU Board Member (Edmonton) Urbanism across Canada takes many shapes and forms, but the basic principles to build great people-places that set the stage for how we move, live and thrive ties our diverse city-making efforts together from coast-to-coast.  Our evolving, northern, prairie-urban cities are particularly interesting living laboratories for […]

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Transforming Open Data into Knowledge

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The combination of Open Source Data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides an opportunity to transform raw data into knowledge that can support evidence-based decision making. A recent example of this is a set of maps released by Anthony Smith, a planning, design and engagement consultant based in Toronto. These maps were created in his personal time and shared via […]

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Winnipeg Feature: Downtown Growth Didn’t Happen Overnight

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This year’s annual CanU Summit, #CanU9: City Making Math: The Art & Science of Urban Design, will be held in Winnipeg Manitoba from  September 14th – 16th. To learn more about our host city before the summit starts we will be featuring articles on urban design in Winnipeg.  Our first feature is a great article […]

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People-Centered Design in an Era of Reconciliation

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Kalen Anderson, RPP/MCIP Director of Planning Coordination, Sustainable Development, City of Edmonton CanU Board Member How does the city tell its stories and are we telling them well? As we gear up for our next CanU Summit next fall (our 9th!) now is the perfect time to reflect on our last gathering, which was held […]

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CanU8 Media Coverage

One of the most popular sessions at CanU8 was Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Chief Morin of the Enoch Cree First Nation’s panel discussion about the role of community building in an era of reconciliation, hosted by Beth Sanders. Click here for a live video recording of their insightful and moving discussion. (CanU President Brent Toderian, Chief William […]

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