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Placekeeping

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by Peter Soland, civiliti Vancouver hosted this past May the 2019 annual CSLA Congress under the theme Acknowledgment, Awareness and Engagement – Landscape Architecture and Reconciliation. (more…)

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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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CanU11 Hamilton Urban Renaissance | Renaissance urbaine Nov. 6-9, 2019

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  Join us in Hamilton as we explore the possibilities of an urban renaissance through in-depth discussion panels, illuminating presentations, walking tours of the city’s neighbourhoods and vibrant performances by local artists.  Meet over 100+ leading urbanists from all provinces and fields for a dynamic exchange of ideas and opinions focused on improving the design […]

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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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CanU Working Paper 3: Growth in Canadian Mid-Sized Cities

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David L.A. Gordon with Chris Willms & Shuhong Lin SURP, Queen’s University Read Full Report Here Executive Summary Although  Canada is a suburban nation, mid-sized cities are different. We can now compare all of Canada’s mid-sized metro areas to structure and growth trends throughout the nation. Two-thirds of the country’s total population lives in some […]

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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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Idea Camp/Journée interactive d’apprentissage

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by Future Cities Canada 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, […]

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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 | Rapport Annuel 2018

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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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