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Main Streets

  • How investments in main streets support resilience, recovery, and equitable prosperity for local communities.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has left indelible impacts on Canada’s cities, exposing both challenges and opportunities. In response, all Canadian municipalities, are developing strategies that respond to this new context. For The City of Toronto, this includes a new forward-looking 10 year Action Plan for Toronto’s Economy. Join CUI and Toronto city builders in discussion on…

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  • Communities We All Deserve

    Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Summary The power of community, with its ability to open minds and hearts, reminds us why most of us choose (despite the deepening issues) to live together in cities. In this final of four CityTalk episodes recorded at CUI’s State of Canada’s Cities…

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  • Policies & Pavement: Street-level Solutions

    Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Summary Whatever the scale and scope of the tough issues being discussed in a single day, solutions often seem to be within reach after lunch. In the third of four CityTalk episodes recorded at CUI’s State of Canada’s Cities Summit in Ottawa on November…

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  • Collaboration is the Key to the City

    Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Summary When wanting to find solutions to urban issues, it’s always best to talk to those professionals directly involved. Better yet, invite them to talk to each other.In the second of four City Talk episodes recorded at CUI’s State of Canada’s Cities…

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  • Calgary, Canada - July 26, 2019: Stephen Avenue in Calgary Alberta.  Stephen Avenue is Calgary's popular downtown pedestrian mall.

    Urban Planet: Innovative City Making Beyond Canada

    Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Summary Sometimes great things happen when you bring the right people together to talk.In this first of four CityTalk episodes recorded at CUI’s State of Canada’s Cities Summit in Ottawa on November 30th, host Mary Rowe presents highlights from morning panel conversations exploring…

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  • What’s Working, What’s Not and What’s Next?

    Join four city builders to discuss key themes and insights that were raised November 30 at At The Crossroads: The State of Canada’s Cities, and also covered in the State of the Cities report issued the same day. Bring your questions and comments to CityTalk and engage in what are the key challenges – and…

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  • From Fragile States to Fragile Neighborhoods – Why local places matter

    In this session, US scholar Seth Kaplan and Canadian community-economy builder Zita Cobb grapple with reimagining neighborhoods as the most critical unit of organization in North America. This challenges classic perspectives on the nation-state, amplifying the local.

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  • Ground-truthing – Strategies for Success

    https://youtu.be/I39WW0iZ1qM Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Summary Panel Transcript Building on the challenges set out in the morning sessions, what are the tangible approaches being taken in local communities to strengthen social, economic and environmental resilience, and make our cities more productive and equitable. What must each sector do to…

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  • Intervention Points in the System – Policy-making and Leadership

    https://youtu.be/zhLqm7VquXY Featured Guest You’ll find this guest among our growing roll of Urban Champions. Phil TeijeiraVice President & Chief Customer Officer, Enbridge Gas Inc. Fanny Tremblay-RacicotProfesseure agrégée, Ecole Nationale d’Administration Publique Graham CarrPresident, Concordia University Ehren CoryCEO, Canada Infrastructure Bank Lisa HelpsMayor of Victoria Elizabeth McIsaacPresident, Maytree Summary Panel Transcript Canada has many institutions and…

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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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