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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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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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Vancouver C40 Reinventing Cities Competition

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On behalf of the City of Vancouver we wanted to share an exciting opportunity with you, the C40 Reinventing Cities Competition. “The City of Vancouver is inviting architects, urban planners, designers, developers, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, start-ups, neighbourhood collectives, innovators and artists to come forward with creative proposals to transform 1.5 acres of centrally located City-owned property […]

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CanU9 Twitter Round Up & Spacing Podcast

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It’s the halfway mark between Canu10 in Montreal and CanU9 held in Winnipeg last year. Let’s take a look back on some of the great events, sights and experiences offered by CanU9 and the City of Winnipeg via a #CanU9 & #CityMakingMath Twitter round up! You can also sit back and listen to the CanU9 highlights via the Spacing […]

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A Challenge for Today and Tomorrow: Urbanizing Suburbia (the Canadian Way)

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By: Alex Taranu, FRAIC, OAA, FCIP, RPP,  Corporate Secretary of CanU  Why Urbanizing Suburbia? In the context of current concerns about climate change, peak oil, sustainability and public health cities and urbanism are emerging as “convenient solutions.”1  The urbanization of suburban areas is a key issue in contemporary urbanism in particular in North America where suburban, […]

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Liberals Release Canadian National Housing Strategy

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Let’s Talk Housing – Canada’s National Housing Strategy Listen live HERE    

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Towards a more inclusive conversation

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Written by: Kalen Anderson (CanU Vice President) and Jo Flatt (CanU Caucus Co-Chair)  Last week in Winnipeg the Council for Canadian Urbanism held its ninth summit, #CanU9. As we head towards our tenth, #CanU10 in Montreal, we have an opportunity to re-think how the diversity of Canadians and our cities is reflected from coast-to-coast.  As […]

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A Brief History of CanU: Part 1 – Humble Beginnings

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Alex Taranu Founder/Director/Corporate Secretary Council for Canadian Urbanism/Conseil canadien d’urbanisme Ottawa to Toronto, July 2017   The precursor of today’s CanU started eleven years ago in Vancouver BC, where a memorable event took place – a joint conference of Canada’s main professional organizations that impact urban design: the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Royal Architectural Institute […]

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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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