Upcoming Events


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Past Events


+PlaceMaker Speaking Series 


Online Shopping Trends & The Future of Suburban Retail 2017
Presentation | Maureen Atkinson

Annual Chief Planner Meeting 2017
Putting the Urban in Suburban
Presentation | Gregg Lintern
Outcomes Document

Resilient Toronto 2017
Part 1: Define the Focus Areas
Outcomes Document

The Resilient City 2017
Understanding interdependence is key.
Presentation | David MacLeod
Outcomes Report (17-04-27) 

Annual Chief Planner Meeting 2016
The future of Toronto's public realm
Presentation | Jennifer Keesmaat

Safety & Sustainability in Transportation  2016
Featuring lessons learned from Sweden
Presentation | Jean-Yves Vallée, Nova Bus
Presentation | Dr. Matts-Åke Belin, Vision Zero

Trees in the Public Realm 2016
Presentation | Philip van Wassenaer

The City We Want 2016

Procuring Urban Innovation 2016
Presentation | Kevin Greene (on behalf of Roger Johnson) TD Bank Presentation

Vision Zero 2015

Clicks & Bricks 2.0 2015


Healthy Communities: Age-Friendly Planning 2015 Presentations 

Transform Toronto 2015

Mid-Rise Urbanism 2015

Valuing Urban Resilience 2015
Dr. Blair Feltmate, University of Waterloo, Presentation

15th Annual Meeting with
Toronto's Chief Planner

More Clicks. Fewer Bricks? 2014
Presentations | Tony Hernandez Session

Too Much Room to Grow? 2014
Presentations | Video

Suburban Sprawl 2014

Let's Get Digital 2014

The Elusive Search for Good Density 2014

14th Annual Meeting with Toronto's Chief Planner 2013

Make No Small Plans 2013
Presentations Part 1 |

Impact Oil 2013
Presentations | CBC Radio Report

Workshops & Webinars

Smart Planning Our Future Cities 2018

On April 19, 2018, the Canadian Urban Institute hosted a LSNetwork webinar to help municipalities navigate the full potential of connected technology by exploring the benefits of developing a comprehensive smart city master plan. This is a proactive process for municipalities to identify their specific needs, unite stakeholders and outline a roadmap to achieve effective and beneficial deployment of these solutions. 

View the full webinar here: 



Connecting London: Laying a Smart City Foundation with LED Streetlights Webinar 2018

In February 2018, the Canadian Urban Institute examined the City of London, UK’s ambitious and forward-thinking LED streetlight program in the LSNetwork webinar. 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 as well as insight into:

  • How the business case/value proposition was developed;
  • The main objective of the system; and,
  • The main challenges to implementation and how they were overcome.

Watch the recording of this webinar to find out how smart lights will help the City achieve its energy saving goals, reduce operational costs while improving service reliability and laying the foundations for future IoT aspirations. 

View the full webinar here: 


Excess Soil By-Law Tool Webinar 2017

In February 2017, 100+ viewers tuned in to learn about the Canadian Urban Institute's (CUI) recently launched Excess Soil By-Law Tool, a resource that promotes the beneficial reuse of excess soil through municipal by-laws. 

The tool 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.

CUI was joined by Sanjay Coelho, a Senior Policy Analyst at the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, who shared information regarding Ontario's new Excess Soil Management Policy Framework.

View the full webinar here: 

2015 Canadian Urban Forum

This event convened over 125 representatives from the private, public, social enterprise and academic sectors to develop the agenda for achieving INVE$TABLE CITIES. The Core Themes & Action Plan document linked below (Outcomes) outlines the core themes of the conference and an action plan for moving forward.