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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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CanU9 City Making Math: The Art & Science of Urban Design

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    CanU9 City Making Math: The Art & Science of Urban Design, Sept 13 -16, 2017 CanU9 Summit Program Building on our past Summits, we dug deeply into how we quantify and analyse the decisions that go into better urban design and development, and how we communicate the compelling “math of city-making” in new and better ways […]

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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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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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CanU6: Cities at the Edge – Urbanizing Suburbia in the Regional City – Resources

Updated: September 18, 2014 Conference Materials  CanU6: Cities at the Edge – Urbanizing Suburbia in the Regional City – Tour Book (HiRes PDF 31.7mb) (LowRes PDF 3.6mb) CanU6: Cities at the Edge – Urbanizing Suburbia in the Regional City – Venue Information (PDF 1,8mb) Presentations North York District: Don Mills Centre (PDF 20.1mb)  

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