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Special Invitation: Sustainable Sweden Study Tour & World Bioenergy Conference June 1-6, 2014

CUI News, Wednesday, April 16, 2014

June 1-6, 2014, Business Sweden – The Swedish Trade & Invest Council, in cooperation with the Swedish Energy Agency, invites you to participate in a Study Tour to Sweden, including a visit to the 2014 World Bioenergy Conference. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 25th. About Business SwedenBusiness Sweden is an organization built on proud traditions from the Swedish Trade Council...

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Career Opportunity: Urban Systems Manager

CUI News, Monday, April 14, 2014

Are you passionate about all things urban?  Do you want to contribute to sustaining thriving, resilient communities? If so, we have the opportunity for you! The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) is seeking a highly organized and motivated Urban Systems Manager.  Based in Toronto, Canada, the Urban Systems Manager organizes project resources to deliver on time, on budget and meeting quality requirements; contributes to...

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CUI Board of Directors Seeks Two New Directors for 2014-2015

CUI Board of Directors Seeks Two New Directors for 2014-2015

CUI News, Friday, April 04, 2014

  Build wisdom to inspire leadership: CUI BOARD OF DIRECTORS SEEKS TWO NEW DIRECTORS FOR 2014-15 As part of the annual renewal process, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Urban Institute is looking for two new Directors to start in June 2014.  We are asking for your help in identifying suitable candidates. Directors bring perspectives and insights based on their varied backgrounds and...

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CUI and LightSavers Canada featured in Spring 2014 edition of Corporate Knights: Street Smarts

CUI News, Thursday, April 03, 2014

TORONTO Corporate Knights Spring 2014 edition, released earlier this week features an article about LightSavers Canada, an initiative of Canadian Urban Institute.  Street Smarts, written by Toby Heaps, looks at how municipalities are making the switch to LED streetlights but that a large number still remain “in the dark” on how to pay for it. Excerpt: “The product is now mature, it...

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CUI Plays Role in Recognizing Outstanding Leadership in the Canadian Public Sector

CUI News, Thursday, February 13, 2014

TORONTO  On February 13, 2014 CUI’s Andrew Farncombe participated as a municipal sector juror for the 2013 IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards The awards program recognizes public sector organizations – including city governments and municipalities – that have demonstrated a bold leadership role to improve Canada through advancements in public policy and management. “This was a great opportunity for CUI to bring...

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CUI to Present at 2014 Creative City Summit (June 11-13, 2014): Bringing the Humboldt Story to Hamilton

CUI News, Tuesday, February 04, 2014

HAMILTON (June 11-13, 2014) LOVE YOUR CITY: Transforming Communities through Culture is the theme for 2014 Creative Cities Summit. Jeff Evenson (Canadian Urban Institute) will present at the Summit on CUI’s work in Humboldt, Saskatchewan: “Our Humboldt: A Culture-led Growth Management Strategy”. About Creative City Summit The 2014 Summit theme focuses on communities creating conditions in which culture can thrive. Presenters and...

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CUI featured in Canadian Architect

CUI News, Tuesday, February 04, 2014

  Canadian Architect is helping CUI spread the word about our brand new event series: +PLACE MAKERS.  An excerpt from the article: The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) kicks off a brand-new event series: +PLACE MAKERS with a presentation of global research findings. Dr. Roger Keil of the City Institute at York University, supported by members of the Greater Toronto Suburban Working...

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2013 Brownie Award Winner: Halifax Power Station Featured in The Globe and Mail

2013 Brownie Award Winner: Halifax Power Station Featured in The Globe and Mail

CUI News, Tuesday, January 28, 2014

HALIFAX (Jan 28, 2014) The Canadian Urban Institute is featured in today’s edition of The Globe and Mail. The article is about the Halifax Power Station, recipient of a 2013 Brownie Award, recognizing excellence in building-scale redevelopment of an industrial site. “They’ve repurposed [the building] in a creative way,” says Peter Halsall, the institute’s president, who praises the project’s adaptive reuse, its...

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CUI President Peter Halsall and Senior Associate Todd Latham  Officially Announced as part of GLOBE 2014

CUI President Peter Halsall and Senior Associate Todd Latham Officially Announced as part of GLOBE 2014

CUI News, Thursday, January 23, 2014

  For Immediate Release VANCOUVER - On Thursday, March 27,2014, CUI President Peter Halsall and Senior Associate Todd Latham (Founder, ReNew Canada), alongside John Williams (CEO, Impact Infrastructure LLC, USA) and Timothy Psomas (Chair, Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, USA) will participate in the following GLOBE 2014 session: The Infrastructure Deficit – A Problem or an Opportunity?  Exploring cutting edge financing models and investment...

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Building Resilient Cities: CUI Partners with GLOBE 2014

Building Resilient Cities: CUI Partners with GLOBE 2014

CUI News, Tuesday, December 17, 2013

  The Canadian Urban Institute has partnered with GLOBE 2014. This 3-day series takes place in Vancouver from March 26-28, 2014 and attracts top executives, municipal officials and thought leaders from more than 50 countries. Peter Halsall, President, Canadian Urban Institute will participate in the Infrastructure Deficit: A Problem or an Opportunity session. “CUI’s work provides evidence to support decisions that lead to...

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Making the Move: CUI calls Transit Panel work ground-breaking and fundamental to good decision-making

Making the Move: CUI calls Transit Panel work ground-breaking and fundamental to good decision-making

CUI News, Thursday, December 12, 2013

  For immediate release: The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) congratulates the Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel, led by Anne Golden, on the release of the fourth and final report today: Making the Move: Choices and Consequences. Peter Halsall, President and CEO of CUI responded to the release of the report by issuing the following statement:  “The work done by the Panel to demystify the...

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A Suburban Office Park Designed with an Urban Vibe

A Suburban Office Park Designed with an Urban Vibe

CUI News, Tuesday, November 26, 2013

  The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) was featured in The Globe and Mail. The article titled “A Suburban Office Park Designed with an Urban Vibe,” appeared in the Tuesday, November 26th edition and references two important CUI reports. Greater Toronto Area: A Region in Transition which can be read here and The New Geography of Office Location found here.  Below, an...

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Supporting Post-Disaster Economic Recovery in the Philippines

Supporting Post-Disaster Economic Recovery in the Philippines

CUI News, Thursday, November 14, 2013

Supporting Post-Disaster Economic Recovery in the Philippines Over the past 15 years, the Canadian Urban Institute has been working with the local governments in Iloilo city region that has been hit hard by hurricane Yolanda. As a result of our relationships and knowledge, we are providing valuable information to the Government of Canada regarding the conditions on the ground. This information...

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Helping Humboldt: Delivering a Culture-Led Growth Plan in Saskatchewan

Helping Humboldt: Delivering a Culture-Led Growth Plan in Saskatchewan

CUI News, Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) is working with the City of Humboldt to develop a culture-led growth strategy. The world’s largest mining company, BHP Billiton’s investment of US$2.6 billion in the Jansen potash project located 40 km from Humboldt could result in significant economic growth with as many as 500 new households moving to Humboldt, Saskatchewan. The primary purpose of this...

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2013 CUI Brownie Award Winners Announced!

2013 CUI Brownie Award Winners Announced!

CUI News, Thursday, October 24, 2013

October 24, 2013 – Toronto, ON The 13th annual CUI Brownie Awards were presented at a Gala Dinner at the Westin Harbour Castle yesterday evening . Held in conjunction with the CUI's Canadian Brownfields conference – STILL Making Great Places –the awards celebrate excellence in brownfield redevelopment by transforming contaminated sites into "great places." The CUI recognized winners in seven categories from...

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New Thinking on Transit

New Thinking on Transit

CUI News, Monday, October 21, 2013

A panel led by Anne Golden has been set up by the Provincial Government to evaluate funding options to meet the region’s transit needs. The Panel has produced two important papers: "Hard Truths about Transit" and "The Transit We Need". Both are available at transitpanel.ca. These papers lay out facts and criteria for transit investments that are must reads for those...

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New CUI Report: The Value of Investing in Canadian Downtowns - Ed. 2

New CUI Report: The Value of Investing in Canadian Downtowns - Ed. 2

CUI News, Monday, October 07, 2013

(New York, NY) – At its World Congress and 59th Annual Conference today, the International Downtown Association (IDA) today unveiled the first-of-its-kind research illustrating the growth, revitalization and performance of 17 of Canada’s largest downtown areas. “The Value of Investing in Canadian Downtowns” provides an extensive portrait of the contributions being made by downtown areas across Canada, highlighting innovative approaches to...

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2013 CUI Brownie Awards Finalists Announced

2013 CUI Brownie Awards Finalists Announced

CUI News, Tuesday, September 24, 2013

September 23, 2013 - The Canadian Urban Institute is pleased to announce finalists for the 2013 CUI Brownie Awards, which recognize leadership and innovation in urban renewal. “Brownfield redevelopment is really being incorporated into larger re-urbanization or economic development strategies, and also taking into account issues that are at the forefront of the public agenda like food security, environmental sustainability, and...

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2013 David Crombie Award Presentation

2013 David Crombie Award Presentation

CUI News, Thursday, September 19, 2013

September 19 2013 – Marlaine Koehler and Vicki Barron were awarded the 2013 David Crombie Award in recognition of their significant contribution to the public realm over many years in their roles with the Waterfront Regeneration Trust yesterday at Discovery Landing on the Burlington waterfront. The David Crombie Award is given in recognition of people and initiatives that provide collaborative solutions...

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Investment and Revitalization in Northern Ontario Downtowns

Investment and Revitalization in Northern Ontario Downtowns

CUI News, Thursday, September 12, 2013

The CUI has recently gained support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to undertake a research, networking and web-based project, designed to promote investment and revitalization of downtowns in Northern Ontario based on the success of our Value of Investing in Canadian Downtowns study. The downtowns to be examined as part of this project are North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder...

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CUI Reaches Milestone in Jamaica with Launch of the Greater Treasure Beach Sustainable Development Plan

CUI Reaches Milestone in Jamaica with Launch of the Greater Treasure Beach Sustainable Development Plan

CUI News, Thursday, August 22, 2013

The launch of the Greater Treasure Beach Sustainable Development Plan (GTBSDP) during August 2013 marks an important milestone in the work of the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) in Jamaica. Formally adopted by the St. Elizabeth Parish Council at a recent event, the plan represents an important step towards the realization of the local government’s vision for sustainable development and economic...

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CUI Facilitates OPA and IESO Dialogue on Regional Electricity Planning and Siting of Large Energy Infrastructure

CUI Facilitates OPA and IESO Dialogue on Regional Electricity Planning and Siting of Large Energy Infrastructure

CUI News, Tuesday, August 13, 2013

On May 6, 2013, the Ontario Minister of Energy asked the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to work together to develop recommendations for a new integrated regional energy planning process. The Minister encouraged OPA and IESO to engage and involve necessary stakeholders and seek feedback about two critical areas: Regional electricity planning - transparent mechanisms for seeking...

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Remembering Tony Coombes – 1937-2013

Remembering Tony Coombes – 1937-2013

CUI News, Tuesday, August 06, 2013

My favourite piece of urban art is the “Metropolitan Indicators” poster created by the Neptis Foundation. Each of the 16 metropolitan areas on the poster is meticulously drawn at the same scale, illustrating their relative size, and by extension, insights into fundamental differences between the way that European and North American cities grow and evolve. The back story on the effort...

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A celebration of the Waterfront Trail and presentation of the 2013 David Crombie Urban Leadership Award

A celebration of the Waterfront Trail and presentation of the 2013 David Crombie Urban Leadership Award

CUI News, Friday, July 12, 2013

Toronto, July 8 2013 - Peter Halsall, President and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute, is pleased to announce that the winner of this year's David Crombie Award is Marlaine Koehler and Vicki Barron, in recognition of their significant contribution to the public realm over many years in their roles with the Waterfront Regeneration Trust.   They will receive the award...

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Change to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Urban Institute

Change to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Urban Institute

CUI News, Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The June 24, 2013 Annual General Meeting was a time for thanks and renewal with board member departures, additions and the assumption of new roles. We are pleased to announce the following changes to the Board of Directors of the CUI that will help us build on our strong governance tradition and look to the future. The June 24, 2013, Annual...

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