The Canadian Urban Institute is a non-profit applied research organization dedicated to achieving healthy urban development.

 

MANDATE: We help the public and private sectors: build capacity for informed, creative decisions; shape public policy; and implement the best community practices.

METHOD: We apply knowledge developed over nearly three decades of experience in Canada and internationally. We visualize data and organize information to understand relationships. We generate insights and recommendations to inspire action. 

FOCUS: Our focus is on solutions for the built environment that balance human, ecological and economic impacts.

 

NEW AT CUI

connecting london- free webinar Join us on February 22 to take a close look at the City of London, UK's ambitious and forward-looking smart streetlighting program.

connecting london- free webinar

Join us on February 22 to take a close look at the City of London, UK's ambitious and forward-looking smart streetlighting program.

ontario excess soil symposium outcomes We convened over 20 speakers and 270 attendees to discuss solutions and areas of further development required to support beneficial reuse of Excess Soil in Ontario. The key findings are now available in the Outcomes Summary.

ontario excess soil symposium outcomes

We convened over 20 speakers and 270 attendees to discuss solutions and areas of further development required to support beneficial reuse of Excess Soil in Ontario. The key findings are now available in the Outcomes Summary.

smart planning our smart cities Join us on March 5th to address the challenges and opportunities of planning smart cities in Canada. We will be joined by the City of Toronto, City of Vancouver and community and digital thought leaders.

smart planning our smart cities

Join us on March 5th to address the challenges and opportunities of planning smart cities in Canada. We will be joined by the City of Toronto, City of Vancouver and community and digital thought leaders.

 
LANEWAYS AS BIKEWAYS OPPORTUNITIES REPORT We conducted research and consultations with cyclists, noncyclists and stakeholders to assess whether laneways could be used safely by cyclists to move around Toronto.

LANEWAYS AS BIKEWAYS OPPORTUNITIES REPORT

We conducted research and consultations with cyclists, noncyclists and stakeholders to assess whether laneways could be used safely by cyclists to move around Toronto.

i belong downtown stories video  We are leading a nation-wide conversation about Canada's vibrant, diverse and inclusive downtowns. Watch the brand new video that we've made from the stories you've shared with us! 

i belong downtown stories video 

We are leading a nation-wide conversation about Canada's vibrant, diverse and inclusive downtowns. Watch the brand new video that we've made from the stories you've shared with us! 

ToroNTO 2030 DISTRICT COLLABORATIVE DATA PLATFORM We are developing an online data platform to visualize and track emissions associated with buildings in Toronto’s 2030 District in downtown Toronto. 

ToroNTO 2030 DISTRICT COLLABORATIVE DATA PLATFORM

We are developing an online data platform to visualize and track emissions associated with buildings in Toronto’s 2030 District in downtown Toronto.