Creating opportunities to cultivate ideas and solutions for achieving healthy urban development.

 

We hold knowledge sharing seminars, symposiums, forums, workshops and webinars that convene planners, policy makers, lawyers, engineers, architects, non-profit and social service leaders, community organizers, developers and academics to learn and collaborate on a diverse range of urban policy issues.

Though our events, we create opportunity for informed, high-quality conversation among city-builders to work toward solutions for the built environment that balance human, ecological and economic impacts.


Upcoming CUI Events

   URBAN LEADERSHIP AWARDS    November 1, 2018 - Spoke Club, Toronto  The Urban Leadership Awards Program identifies individuals and organizations making a profound impact on Canada's urban regions. Don't miss this opportunity to support urban creativity and celebrate current and future city builders.   REGISTER

URBAN LEADERSHIP AWARDS

November 1, 2018 - Spoke Club, Toronto

The Urban Leadership Awards Program identifies individuals and organizations making a profound impact on Canada's urban regions. Don't miss this opportunity to support urban creativity and celebrate current and future city builders.

REGISTER

   LESNETWORK & IES BC SUMMIT - BUILDING SMARTER CITIES WITH CONNECTED LIGHTING    October 29, 2018 - Coquitlam Executive Plaza Hotel, Coquitlam  Join the  LSNetwork  and  IES BC  for our full-day summit in British Columbia that will examine the ways in which cities across Canada are successfully engaging their communities and adopting innovative problem-solving methods to create smarter cities.   REGISTER     VIEW PROGRAM

LESNETWORK & IES BC SUMMIT - BUILDING SMARTER CITIES WITH CONNECTED LIGHTING

October 29, 2018 - Coquitlam Executive Plaza Hotel, Coquitlam

Join the LSNetwork and IES BC for our full-day summit in British Columbia that will examine the ways in which cities across Canada are successfully engaging their communities and adopting innovative problem-solving methods to create smarter cities.

REGISTER

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   ONTARIO EXCESS SOIL SYMPOSIUM    November 28 2018 - Ajax Convention Centre, Ajax  The is a one-day long event to support the beneficial reuse of excess soil in Ontario. We will discuss recent updates in policy and regulation and share lessons and successful case studies about the successful management of excess soil.   REGISTER

ONTARIO EXCESS SOIL SYMPOSIUM

November 28 2018 - Ajax Convention Centre, Ajax

The is a one-day long event to support the beneficial reuse of excess soil in Ontario. We will discuss recent updates in policy and regulation and share lessons and successful case studies about the successful management of excess soil.

REGISTER


Past Events

 

RECENT +PLACEMAKER SEMINARS

  RESILIENT TORONTO PART 2 - CREATING INCLUSIVE, CLIMATE RESILIENT GROWTH   May 2018  This event brought together diverse perspectives to explore how communities, civic organizations, businesses, and government can work together to address the potential intersections of climate related shocks like extreme weather, and chronic stresses like income inequality, aging infrastructure, housing, and transit.   READ THE OUTCOMES SUMMARY

RESILIENT TORONTO PART 2 - CREATING INCLUSIVE, CLIMATE RESILIENT GROWTH

May 2018

This event brought together diverse perspectives to explore how communities, civic organizations, businesses, and government can work together to address the potential intersections of climate related shocks like extreme weather, and chronic stresses like income inequality, aging infrastructure, housing, and transit.

READ THE OUTCOMES SUMMARY

  BUILDING COMPACT URBAN COMMUNITIES OUTSIDE OF THE CORE   May 2018  SFU Community Trust President Gordon Harris shared the story of UniverCity – the award-winning sustainable community located on top of Burnaby Mountain, adjacent to Simon Fraser University. The event also included a discussion on market realities, policy approaches, how to bring the public on board and how the UniverCity approach might help the GGH achieve its growth and development visions.

BUILDING COMPACT URBAN COMMUNITIES OUTSIDE OF THE CORE

May 2018

SFU Community Trust President Gordon Harris shared the story of UniverCity – the award-winning sustainable community located on top of Burnaby Mountain, adjacent to Simon Fraser University. The event also included a discussion on market realities, policy approaches, how to bring the public on board and how the UniverCity approach might help the GGH achieve its growth and development visions.

  ONLINE SHOPPING TRENDS & THE FUTURE OF SUBURBAN RETAIL   December 2017  This event looked at opportunities to revitalize suburban plazas, malls and power centres. Participants and audience members explored how online shopping trends and consumer patterns mesh with our planning visions for more accessible, walkable and transit-oriented communities.   VIEW KEYNOTE SLIDES

ONLINE SHOPPING TRENDS & THE FUTURE OF SUBURBAN RETAIL

December 2017

This event looked at opportunities to revitalize suburban plazas, malls and power centres. Participants and audience members explored how online shopping trends and consumer patterns mesh with our planning visions for more accessible, walkable and transit-oriented communities.

VIEW KEYNOTE SLIDES

 
  ANNUAL MEETING WITH TORONTO'S CHIEF PLANNER   November 2017  CUI & NRU Publishing convened the Acting Chief Planner, Gregg Lintern, with a panel of industry and community leaders to share ideas for planning and designing our suburbs to be economically, socially and environmentally sustainable, while offering a high quality of life and design.   READ OUTCOMES SUMMARY    VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES

ANNUAL MEETING WITH TORONTO'S CHIEF PLANNER

November 2017

CUI & NRU Publishing convened the Acting Chief Planner, Gregg Lintern, with a panel of industry and community leaders to share ideas for planning and designing our suburbs to be economically, socially and environmentally sustainable, while offering a high quality of life and design.

READ OUTCOMES SUMMARY

VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES

  RESILIENT TORONTO PART - DEFINE THE FOCUS AREAS   September 2017  This event featured an update from Toronto’s new Chief Resilience Officer, Elliott Cappell, on the Preliminary Resilience Assessment and a moderated panel discussion to identify the biggest challenges facing Toronto and the actions and changes needed to address them.   READ OUTCOMES SUMMARY

RESILIENT TORONTO PART - DEFINE THE FOCUS AREAS

September 2017

This event featured an update from Toronto’s new Chief Resilience Officer, Elliott Cappell, on the Preliminary Resilience Assessment and a moderated panel discussion to identify the biggest challenges facing Toronto and the actions and changes needed to address them.

READ OUTCOMES SUMMARY

  THE RESILIENT CITY - UNDERSTANDING INTERDEPENDENCE IS KEY   April 2017  CUI hosted this event to address the importance of interdependencies in urban resilience planning. The panel was asked to respond to questions about the cross-sectoral approaches that are needed to improve the resilience of the Toronto region.   READ THE OUTCOMES SUMMARY    VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES

THE RESILIENT CITY - UNDERSTANDING INTERDEPENDENCE IS KEY

April 2017

CUI hosted this event to address the importance of interdependencies in urban resilience planning. The panel was asked to respond to questions about the cross-sectoral approaches that are needed to improve the resilience of the Toronto region.

READ THE OUTCOMES SUMMARY

VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES

 
  ANNUAL MEETING WITH TORONTO'S CHIEF PLANNER   December 2016  Toronto’s Chief Planner, Jennifer Keesmaat spoke about Toronto’s six priorities for sustaining a healthy city as it goes through a period of intense growth. Following Ms. Keesmaat’s keynote, Mary Wiens moderated a panel discussion which explored how we can create and fund spaces to meet the needs of our diverse city in a time of competing economic priorities.   VIEW OUTCOMES SUMMARY    VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES

ANNUAL MEETING WITH TORONTO'S CHIEF PLANNER

December 2016

Toronto’s Chief Planner, Jennifer Keesmaat spoke about Toronto’s six priorities for sustaining a healthy city as it goes through a period of intense growth. Following Ms. Keesmaat’s keynote, Mary Wiens moderated a panel discussion which explored how we can create and fund spaces to meet the needs of our diverse city in a time of competing economic priorities.

VIEW OUTCOMES SUMMARY

VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES

  SAFETY & SUSTAINABILITY IN TRANSPORTATION - SWEDISH APPROACH   September 2016  The Swedish Ambassador and the President of Vision Zero discussed advances in safety and sustainability with Swedish companies and Canadian transportation experts.   VIEW OUTCOMES SUMMARY   VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES:   JEAN-YVES VALLEE    MATTS -ÅKE BELIN

SAFETY & SUSTAINABILITY IN TRANSPORTATION - SWEDISH APPROACH

September 2016

The Swedish Ambassador and the President of Vision Zero discussed advances in safety and sustainability with Swedish companies and Canadian transportation experts.

VIEW OUTCOMES SUMMARY

VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES:

JEAN-YVES VALLEE

MATTS -ÅKE BELIN

  TREES IN THE PUBLIC REALM   April 2016  This event addressed the challenges facing trees in the public realm including climate change, invasive species, competition for space and lack of government support. The discussion converged on the need to assign the proper value to urban forests so that their importance in providing air quality, health, green infrastructure and aesthetic benefits is recognized when making decisions about our cities.   VIEW OUTCOMES SUMMARY    VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES

TREES IN THE PUBLIC REALM

April 2016

This event addressed the challenges facing trees in the public realm including climate change, invasive species, competition for space and lack of government support. The discussion converged on the need to assign the proper value to urban forests so that their importance in providing air quality, health, green infrastructure and aesthetic benefits is recognized when making decisions about our cities.

VIEW OUTCOMES SUMMARY

VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES

 
  THE CITY WE WANT   April 2016  This event brought together architecture, planning, engagement and psychology experts to discuss how people’s needs and values shape the design of our cities.   READ OUTCOMES SUMMARY

THE CITY WE WANT

April 2016

This event brought together architecture, planning, engagement and psychology experts to discuss how people’s needs and values shape the design of our cities.

READ OUTCOMES SUMMARY

  PROCURING URBAN INNOVATION   February 2016  This event explored the processes that promote creative solutions from designers, builders, suppliers and consultants while still meeting owners and end users’ requirements for transparency and value.   READ OUTCOMES SUMMARY    VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES

PROCURING URBAN INNOVATION

February 2016

This event explored the processes that promote creative solutions from designers, builders, suppliers and consultants while still meeting owners and end users’ requirements for transparency and value.

READ OUTCOMES SUMMARY

VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES

  VISION ZERO   March 2015  The Vision Zero Initiative is an approach to road safety thinking that originated in Sweden. It can be summarized in one sentence: No loss of life is acceptable. This event held in partnership with Business Sweden, the Embassy of Sweden and Vision Zero Initiative, highlighted the success of this approach and looked at the impact it could have on Canadian cities.   VIEW PRESENTATION

VISION ZERO

March 2015

The Vision Zero Initiative is an approach to road safety thinking that originated in Sweden. It can be summarized in one sentence: No loss of life is acceptable. This event held in partnership with Business Sweden, the Embassy of Sweden and Vision Zero Initiative, highlighted the success of this approach and looked at the impact it could have on Canadian cities.

VIEW PRESENTATION

 

Webinars 

   SMART PLANNING OUR FUTURE CITIES    April 2018  This  LSNetwork  webinar was designed to help municipalities navigate the full potential of connected technology by exploring the benefits of developing a comprehensive smart city master plan.   VIEW RECORDING

SMART PLANNING OUR FUTURE CITIES

April 2018

This LSNetwork webinar was designed to help municipalities navigate the full potential of connected technology by exploring the benefits of developing a comprehensive smart city master plan.

VIEW RECORDING

   CONNECTING LONDON    February 2018  This  LSNetwork  webinar examined how the City of London, UK’s is laying smart city foundation through their ambitious LED streetlight program. We were joined by Alanna Coombes, Place and Future Officer at the City of London UK, along with leaders of the City's smart streetlighting program, who provided an analysis of the development, implementation and success of the initiative.   VIEW RECORDING

CONNECTING LONDON

February 2018

This LSNetwork webinar examined how the City of London, UK’s is laying smart city foundation through their ambitious LED streetlight program. We were joined by Alanna Coombes, Place and Future Officer at the City of London UK, along with leaders of the City's smart streetlighting program, who provided an analysis of the development, implementation and success of the initiative.

VIEW RECORDING

   EXCESS SOIL BY-LAW TOOL    February 2017  This webinar explored the  Excess Soil By-Law Tool,  a tool that provides links to  municipal site alteration and fill by-laws  in Southern Ontario and guidance about how to address  common issues  through municipal by-laws including: permits, fill management plans, fees and cost recovery, and more.   VIEW RECORDING

EXCESS SOIL BY-LAW TOOL

February 2017

This webinar explored the Excess Soil By-Law Tool, a tool that provides links to municipal site alteration and fill by-laws in Southern Ontario and guidance about how to address common issues through municipal by-laws including: permits, fill management plans, fees and cost recovery, and more.

VIEW RECORDING

 
 

Conferences, Symposiums & Forums

   SMART PLANNING OUR SMART CITIES - LSNETWORK SEMINAR    March 2018  This LSNetwork Seminar addressed the challenges and opportunities of planning smart cities in Canada.   VIEW PRESENTATIONS

SMART PLANNING OUR SMART CITIES - LSNETWORK SEMINAR

March 2018

This LSNetwork Seminar addressed the challenges and opportunities of planning smart cities in Canada.

VIEW PRESENTATIONS

   ONTARIO EXCESS SOIL SYMPOSIUM    December 2017  This Symposium was 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.   VIEW PRESENTATIONS / OUTCOMES

ONTARIO EXCESS SOIL SYMPOSIUM

December 2017

This Symposium was 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.

VIEW PRESENTATIONS / OUTCOMES

  MISSISSAUGA HOUSING FORUM   May 2017  This public event and an industry forum introduced Mississauga’s Housing Strategy and provided an opportunity for residents and representatives of the building and development industry to provide feedback.

MISSISSAUGA HOUSING FORUM

May 2017

This public event and an industry forum introduced Mississauga’s Housing Strategy and provided an opportunity for residents and representatives of the building and development industry to provide feedback.

 
  NATIONAL LED SUMMIT   November 2016  Lessons and ideas were shared about successful and innovative Canadian and international projects in outdoor lighting systems.

NATIONAL LED SUMMIT

November 2016

Lessons and ideas were shared about successful and innovative Canadian and international projects in outdoor lighting systems.

   CANADIAN URBAN FORUM    October 2015  This forum brought together 150 decision makers from the private, public, academic and civil sectors to engage in identifying the key success factors for urban infrastructure investment. The forum produced a core themes and action plan.   READ CORE THEMES & ACTION PLAN

CANADIAN URBAN FORUM

October 2015

This forum brought together 150 decision makers from the private, public, academic and civil sectors to engage in identifying the key success factors for urban infrastructure investment. The forum produced a core themes and action plan.

READ CORE THEMES & ACTION PLAN

 
 

Contact

If you are interested in partnering with CUI to host an event, contact Amanda Smith:
asmith (at) canurb (dot) org, 416-365-0816 x 221.

If you are looking for more information on upcoming or past events, contact Robyn Visheau:
rvisheau (at) canurb (dot) org, 416-365-0816 x 237