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

ToroNTO 2030 DISTRICT COLLABORATIVE DATA PLATFORM CUI is leading the development of 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

CUI is leading the development of an online data platform to visualize and track emissions associated with buildings in Toronto’s 2030 District in downtown Toronto. 

i belong downtown stories video  CUI is 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 

CUI is 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! 

ontario excess soil symposium On December 6th, CUI convened 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 convened 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.