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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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Register Now! CanU9 City Making Math: The Art & Science of Urban Design, Sept 13 -16, 2017

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    Register Now For CanU9! Join us in Winnipeg, September 13 to 16th (evening welcome reception on the 13th) for the 9th Annual Council for Canadian Urbanism Summit, #CanU9 – City Making Math: the Art and Science of Urban Design! CanU9 Summit Program Building on our past Summits, we will dig deeply into how we quantify and analyse […]

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CanU9 – Summit Program

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CanU9 City Making Math: The Art & Science of Urban Design – Summit Program & Maps (PDF) PLC Units are available The Registration Desk has been moved to The Forks Market, Tower Entrance Registration will be open from 8 am – noon on Thursday. If you are unable to register at these times please e-mail info@canu.ca Bring […]

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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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Prairie Urbanism: Advancing Canadian Design Innovation

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Written by: Kalen Anderson, RPP/MCIP, CanU Board Member (Edmonton) Urbanism across Canada takes many shapes and forms, but the basic principles to build great people-places that set the stage for how we move, live and thrive ties our diverse city-making efforts together from coast-to-coast.  Our evolving, northern, prairie-urban cities are particularly interesting living laboratories for […]

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Transforming Open Data into Knowledge

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The combination of Open Source Data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides an opportunity to transform raw data into knowledge that can support evidence-based decision making. A recent example of this is a set of maps released by Anthony Smith, a planning, design and engagement consultant based in Toronto. These maps were created in his personal time and shared via […]

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