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

Waterfront Toronto framework We are proud to have contributed to Waterfront Toronto's bold plan to mitigate climate change.

Waterfront Toronto framework

We are proud to have contributed to Waterfront Toronto's bold plan to mitigate climate change.

2017 urban leadership awards Join us and special guest, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi - Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, on November 7th to celebrate the individuals and organizations making a profound impact on the quality of life in Canada’s urban regions.

2017 urban leadership awards

Join us and special guest, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi - Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, on November 7th to celebrate the individuals and organizations making a profound impact on the quality of life in Canada’s urban regions.

IESBC & LSnetwork summit On November 6, help address the challenges and opportunities for networked LED control systems in our future cities. 

IESBC & LSnetwork summit

On November 6, help address the challenges and opportunities for networked LED control systems in our future cities. 

 
annual meeting with toronto's chief planner Join CUI & NRU Publishing on November 30th to engage Toronto's Chief Planner and a panel of experts. Stay tuned for more details!

annual meeting with toronto's chief planner

Join CUI & NRU Publishing on November 30th to engage Toronto's Chief Planner and a panel of experts. Stay tuned for more details!

scaling up affordable ownership housing We released a new paper that demonstrated what needs to be done to produce ownership housing that is within reach of middle class households in the GTA.

scaling up affordable ownership housing

We released a new paper that demonstrated what needs to be done to produce ownership housing that is within reach of middle class households in the GTA.

Visualizing DENSITY We created this pilot project to help planners, designers, elected officials, residents' groups and private sector builders design more more complete communities and adapt existing ones over time.

Visualizing DENSITY

We created this pilot project to help planners, designers, elected officials, residents' groups and private sector builders design more more complete communities and adapt existing ones over time.