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Changing the Conversation – and along with that, the neighborhood character

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By: Jana Kelemen Our cities are struggling with housing affordability. Many political platforms are built around this issue; yet, no significant changes have been made to reconnect the existing housing-related policies with much-needed intensification. (more…)

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Climate Emergency! What is Urbanism’s Important Role?

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By: John Fleming I’m horrified!  And I am heartened. My Council recently became one of 450 cities across the world to declare a climate emergency.  As the Chief Planner for the City of London, Canada, I consider myself fairly knowledgeable on matters of sustainability and resiliency.  It’s been well understood in planning and design circles […]

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Design, disruption, and a healthy dose of competition

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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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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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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, 2006-16

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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 Read Full Report Here 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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Project Welcome Mat: Moving from Fear to Dignity with Placemaking

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Guest blog post by: Susan Holdsworth RPP MCIP  City of Edmonton, Community Initiatives, Citizen Services, Social Development Urban wellness is a subject that many of us are paying more attention to, and if we aren’t already, then we should. Health care costs are enormous, and depression and suicide rates are on the rise. It is exciting […]

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Mid-Sized Cities Event Series London ON May 15-16

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CanU’s Mid-Sized Cities Caucus has been hard at work with Evergreen and their partners to create an event series in London from May 15-16 focused on Mid-Sized Cities. The event will include “a day of public walking tours and a city building fair, followed by the Mid-Sized Cities Researcher + Practitioner Roundtable, where leaders from mid-sized cities […]

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