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  • What Success Looks Like – Leveraging Our Assets

    https://youtu.be/cqhb-NhjMcE Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Summary Panel Transcript CUI has framed every conversation it has convened since March 2020 as what is working, what’s not, and what’s next for Canada’s cities and urban regions. These final two sessions bring together participants to highlight their solutions but…

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  • What Success Looks Like – Agency and Opportunity

    https://youtu.be/_0R5BdgZ-BI Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Summary Panel Transcript CUI has framed every conversation it has convened since March 2020 as what is working, what’s not, and what’s next for Canada’s cities and urban regions.  These final two sessions bring together participants to highlight their solutions but also identify the key obstacles to further success, and the levers governments…

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  • Unraveling the Gordian Knot – The need for place-based approaches to address national and local challenges

    Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Summary Panel Transcript Despite challenging and financial governance arrangements, local solutions are being incubated constantly in Canadian communities all the time, but we lack the kinds of connective tissue we need to effectively plan and implement across municipal boundaries and sometimes competing jurisdictions.…

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  • A Shared Challenge

    Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Summary Panel Transcript The challenges that cities face in Canada and the United States have many similarities. But our federal governments are responding quite differently. Hear from Marion Mollegen McFadden, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Community Planning and Development at HUD, and…

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  • What’s At Stake – Canada’s future will be won or lost in our cities

    Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Summary Panel Transcript Every challenge facing Canada manifests most acutely where most Canadian residents live: food security, adapting to climate change, creating job and wealth building opportunities, settling newcomers, decarbonizing our economy, providing mental health and housing support. Almost every metric of success presented in ministerial mandate letters for the…

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  • The Kind of ‘Problem’ Canada’s Cities Are

    https://youtu.be/ja9Z96urkmc Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Summary Panel Transcript Canada is one of the most urbanized countries in the world, with over 80% of the population living and/or working in an urban community of more than 5000 people. However, policy and investment decision-making by both the public…

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    Art For Our Cities’ Sake: A Conversation with Patti Pon

    Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Summary For a final preview of the leading voices and topics on the agenda at the upcoming State of Canada’s Cities Summit on November 30th,  host Mary Rowe chats with Patti Pon, president and CEO of Calgary Arts Development about how arts & culture are increasingly vital tools for city building.Read…

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  • Our Case for Place: Highlights from the Evergreen Conference

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuxidr3qYok Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Zita CobbFounder and CEO, Shorefast Jennifer AngelCEO, Evergreen Summary Panel Transcript Chat Room Transcript 5 Key Takeaways A roundup of the most compelling ideas, themes and quotes from this candid conversation 1. Be a worm: the local-scale multi-solver Jen Angel, CEO…

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  • Fragile Neighbourhoods: A Conversation with Seth Kaplan

    Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Seth KaplanProfessorial Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University Summary Summary An urban neighbourhood can be many things to its residents beyond a shared place to live. It can be where to find and/or offer support to community members; join others in working for better…

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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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  • National Housing Accord – a strategy to end Canada’s rental housing crisis?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBKFZJNCH4k Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Tim RichterFounder, President & CEO, Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness Mike MoffattSmart Prosperity Institute, Ottawa Michael BrooksCEO, REALPAC Carolyn WhitzmanProfessor, University of Ottawa Summary Panel Transcript Chat Room Transcript 5 Key Takeaways A roundup of the most compelling ideas, themes and…

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  • Mobility as a Service: How can MaaS support better mobility access?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwEC36gBMS4&feature=youtu.be Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Tosh ChambersSenior Program Director, MovePGH, Pittsburgh, PA Matthew PalmAssistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, UNC Chapel Hill Justin TrevanVP, AECOM Canada Deborah Wathen FinnPresident, The Wathen Group, Morristown NJ Summary Panel Transcript Chat Room Transcript 5 Key Takeaways A…

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