Live video recordings of online discussions



In-depth, long-form topical conversations


Urban Innovation

Our cities are changing. Let’s talk.

With online events and podcasts, CityTalk Canada explores what’s working, what’s not and what’s next for Canada’s cities.

A virtual town square.

Since March 2020, City Talk Canada has brought together more than 400 policymakers, community leaders, and practitioners to lay the foundation for collaborative learning and problem-solving across urban Canada.

About CityTalk

The latest…

Here’s what’s new, what’s coming up and what others are saying about CityTalk Canada.

  • The Way Forward for Canada: Provocations from City Builders Vol. II

    Al Wiebe is a Peer and Community Engagement trainer who works closely with organizations and governments to advocate for those living in poverty and homelessness, and promote programs that are led by lived experience. He is the host of the advocacy radio show “Of No Fixed Address” Karen Chapple, Ph.D. is the Director of the…

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Recent Events

Recorded live, our online discussions bring together citymakers of all stripes to address hot-button topics and emerging community issues. Hosted by CUI president Mary Rowe.

Recent podcasts

Leading citymakers and other experts join Mary Rowe for conversations that take a deeper dive into the issues and challenges facing urban communities.

Where citymakers meet

Canadian Urban Institute

CityTalk Canada is produced by CUI – Canada’s Urban Institute. We are the national platform for Canadian city building – where policymakers, civic and business leaders, community activists and academics can learn, share and collaborate with one another.

About CUI