On December 4 CUI hosted Urban Leadership Day at Artscape's newest venue the Sandbox. The morning kicked-off with our Annual Meeting with Toronto's Chief Planner with NRU Publishing and was followed by CUI's presentation of the 2015 Urban Leadership Awards program. Thank you to all who attended! #togrows #ULD2015
It's the last week to get the amazing $149 delegate rate for the October 1st Green Building Festival in Toronto. Register before Friday at 5 pm to hear from top experts on urban resilience, enjoy lunch / reception / tour, earn valuable CEU's and more. http://bit.ly/1KZ1YKa
Join us as we congratulate CUI Director Larry Beasley on the publication of his new book (co-authored with Jonathan Barnett): Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs.
CUI is excited to announce the appointment of three new board members:
- John Campbell, President & CEO, Waterfront Toronto
- Bruce Peever Senior Manager, KPMG Hamilton
- Megan Wallingford Analyst, Sustainalytics
Our new Chair is Andréa Callà, a Senior Executive with Tridel, with Kathleen Llewellyn-Thomas, P.Eng. as Vice-Chair. CUI thanks Marni Cappe, who served as Chair for the 2014-2015 term. Marni will continue as a Director. We also thank departing Directors Tanzeel Merchant and Winnie Shi.
Learn more about CUI's Governance structure here.
Read our 2014 Annual Report here.
CUI is proud to support the 2015 Land & Development Conference taking place on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. This year represents the 11th annual run for the show that provides insights into trends, development, acquisition/disposition strategies, challenges, opportunities and risks. The program includes a 12-month review of the market and forecast on where land values are going and what developments are on the horizon for 2015 and beyond.
The May 29, 2015 article found on CBC Hamilton, references a 2010 Canadian Urban Institute study Building Momentum: Made in Hamilton Infrastructure Solutions.
Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow, in partnership with the Clean Air Partnership and the Canadian Urban Institute hosted the second Energy Community of Practice (ECOP) Workshop. The workshop is designed educate participants about community energy planning and develop a community energy planning curriculum for Ontario.
Join us May 8th at the newly renovated Town Hall at Innis College for this seminar that will look at what’s required to help ensure the success of mid-rise developments.
CUI congratulates Ken Greenberg, part of the winning design team for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park. Ken, was a panelist at our +PLACE MAKER event on Friday morning. His consulting firm is part of the project team which includes KPMB Architects and West 8. Read more on this exciting announcement here.
Jonathan Critchley is CUI's GIS Specialist started with us in February. He took planning at Dalhousie and a graduate degree in GIS at Ryerson, where he also teaches GIS part-time. In the responses below, Jonathan sums up his experience at CUI so far, talks about the importance of datasets, who we should be following on Twitter and more.
Check out this amazing TED TALK we stumbled upon about global statistics and the "developing world".
You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called "developing world."