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

annual meeting with toronto's chief planner Join CUI & NRU Publishing on November 30th for an opportunity to engage Toronto’s Acting Chief Planner Gregg Lintern and a panel in a discussion: Putting the Urban in Suburban: Creating Compact Urban Places in our suburban communities.

annual meeting with toronto's chief planner

Join CUI & NRU Publishing on November 30th for an opportunity to engage Toronto’s Acting Chief Planner Gregg Lintern and a panel in a discussion: Putting the Urban in Suburban: Creating Compact Urban Places in our suburban communities.

+placemaker:Online Shopping Trends and The Future of Suburban Retail Join us on December 5th to explore how online shopping trends and consumer patterns are meshing with our planning visions for more accessible, walkable and transit-oriented communities.

+placemaker:Online Shopping Trends and The Future of Suburban Retail

Join us on December 5th to explore how online shopping trends and consumer patterns are meshing with our planning visions for more accessible, walkable and transit-oriented communities.

ontario excess soil symposium On December 6th, CUI is convening a symposium to help empower municipalities and other industry practitioners to understand the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change's newly proposed regulatory landscape to support effective excess soil management.

ontario excess soil symposium

On December 6th, CUI is convening a symposium to help empower municipalities and other industry practitioners to understand the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change's newly proposed regulatory landscape to support effective excess soil management.

 
2017 urban leadership awards On November 7th we celebrated the individuals and organizations making a profound impact on the quality of life in Canada’s urban regions.

2017 urban leadership awards

On November 7th we celebrated the individuals and organizations making a profound impact on the quality of life in Canada’s urban regions.

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.

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.