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  • The Economy of Place: A Conversation with Zita Cobb

    Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Zita CobbFounder and CEO, Shorefast Summary Summary In the first in a special series leading up to the Canadian Urban Institute’s upcoming ‘At the Crossroads‘ conference, CityTalk host Mary Rowe resumes her ongoing conversation with Zita Cobb, co-founder of Shorefast (Fogo Island, Newfoundland & Labrador) on the…

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  • Affordable housing for everyone: a conversation with Romy Bowers (CMHC)

    Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Romy BowersPresident and CEO, Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Summary Summary Ours is a rapidly urbanizing world, with the latest UN projections at 70 percent of 9 billion people living in cities by 2050. Underlying that challenging future, neck-and-neck with the climate…

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  • Healthcare and homelessness: a conversation with Dr. Andrew Bond

    Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Andrew BondMedical Director, Inner-City Health Associates Summary Summary On this episode, the topics of conversation sits at the intersection of mental healthcare and homelessness, with that crossroads now found in the downtown core of communities across Canada and beyond.Host and CUI president Mary W. Rowe takes…

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  • The Case for Conversions

    Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Tracy H LohResearcher, Brookings Institute, Washington D.C. Steve PaynterArchitect, Gensler Melissa Román BurchCEO, New York City Economic Development Corporation Joe NickersonVP, Sidewalk Real Estate Development, Halifax Summary Summary In the evolving post-pandemic economy, topping every city’s ‘what’s next’ list is a strategy to revitalize…

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  • The COVID Dividend Pt.2

    Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Dorian MooreUrban Planner, Windsor Rosanne HaggertyPresident and CEO of Community Solutions Jennifer AngelCEO, Evergreen Dan HillDirector of Strategic Design, Vinnova Åsa KachanCEO and Chief Librarian, Halifax Public Libraries Summary Summary In part two of The COVID Dividend, host Mary W. Rowe is joined by leading urbanists…

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  • The COVID Dividend Pt.1

    Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Peter SlolyFormer Chief of Police, City of Ottawa Kate GrahamSenior Advisor, Colliers Project Leaders Graham SinghExecutive Director, Trinity Centres Foundation Bruce KatzCo-Founder, New Localism Advisors Alicia John-BaptistePresident & CEO, SPUR Summary Summary Welcome to a fresh look at our urban future, brought…

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