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Design, disruption, and a healthy dose of competition

By: Kalen Anderson and Jason Syvixay From a few minutes to a few hours, hundreds of thousands of tweets disrupted our world’s digital landscape seemingly overnight — as the Notre Dame Cathedral was set ablaze.  Its spire, nearly 150-years-old, was destroyed.  As the fire quickly spread, so did our stories of personal connection to this […]

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Idea Camp/Journée interactive d’apprentissage by Future Cities Canada

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  Evergreen recently launched the Community Solutions Network – a national program supporting communities of all sizes in the areas of data and technology.  The upcoming Idea Camp in Ottawa will bring together municipal staff, Indigenous leaders and senior staff at organizations from across the region to learn about emerging trends, issues, and approaches in […]

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Good Urban Design is Essential for the Business of City Building

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The March edition of our blog is dedicated to the matter of urban design excellence.   The matter brings our attention to Ontario, where most recently excellence in urban design has been singled out as the reason the development approval process across the province is severely delayed, resulting in the loss of millions of dollars and […]

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2018 Annual Report

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We are pleased to report on our activities and progress over the last year and our plan for 2019 and beyond. Over the year, we continued to help advance urban issues across the country including: Ongoing advocacy through social and traditional media; Presenting at and participating in numerous conferences and events including the Mid-Sized Cities […]

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Written by Joyce M. Drohan, Architect & Urbanist, CanU Board Member As Vancouver prepares for a city plan, the City Design Studio proposes capturing key opportunities and issues through three lenses – mobility, livability and resilience.  Titled MOVE_LIVE_THRIVE, the work was presented by the Studio lead and CanU Board member Joyce Drohan at the CanU10 […]

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Merci Montréal!

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Merci Montréal ! Au nom du Conseil canadien d’urbanisme, je tiens à vous remercier de votre généreuse participation au sommet annuel de Montréal – CanU10.  Ensemble, vous avez su « mettre la table » à trois journées intenses de présentations et d’échanges qui ont permis de prendre connaissance des meilleures pratiques montréalaises en matière de (re)développement urbain. […]

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CanU Working Paper 2: Growth in Canadian Suburbs, 2006-2016

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Read Full Report Here David L.A. Gordon with Lyra Hindrichs and Chris Willms School of Urban and Regional Planning Department of Geography and Planning Queen’s University August 2018 Still Suburban? Growth in Canadian Suburbs, 2006-2016 Executive Summary Canada is a suburban nation. More than two-thirds of our country’s total population lives in suburbs. In all […]

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CanU Working Paper 1: Population Growth in Canadian Suburbs, 2006-2011

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Suburban Nation? Population Growth in Canadian Suburbs, 2006-2011 Canada is a suburban nation and its population became more suburban from 2006-2011. This inaugural CanU working  paper describes the Canadian population growth from 2006-2011, using the census data that was released last summer. We find that the country has become more suburban over the past census […]

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