In It Together: Bringing Back Canada's Main Streets
In It Together: Bringing Back Canada’s Main Streets reinforces the value of main streets to cities and communities and assesses how they have been impacted through the COVID-19 public health emergency.Read The Report
Main Street Design Challenge Playbook
The Design Challenge Playbook reflects the importance of design in revitalizing our streets and showcases creative and practical interventions to help us build back better than ever.View the submissions
COVID Signpost: 200 Days
New CUI research released on the 200th day of COVID-19 pandemic shows that marginalized people and local economies across Canada’s cities are dealing with significant impacts from the pandemic.Learn more
Cities call for united front eliminate homelessness and protect tenants
Convened by CUI and The Shift, the Right to Home Municipal Working Group issues an urgent Call to Action to end homelessness, protect tenants and ensure everyone in Canada has access to a safe, secure, place to call home.Read the Call to Action
CityTalk Leadership Lecture
To mark CUI’s 30th anniversary, the Canadian Urban Institute and its Board of Directors are proud to present the first annual CityTalk Leadership Lecture featuring Dan Hill.Revisit the lecture
A Call to Courage: An Open Letter to Canadian Urbanists
Jay Pitter, award-winning placemaker and CUI Senior Fellow, Equity-Based Placemaking, releases an open letter to Canadian urbanists with a toolkit of resources for responding to anti-Black racism in urbanist practices and conversationsRead More
This is an all-hands-on-deck moment, one that calls for us to support our local governments and community agencies, and unleash our collective ingenuity.
Bring Back Main Street
Every 100 days, the Canadian Urban Institute is releasing a cross-Canada research report and convening a series of conversations about what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next. These signposts offer important directions for urban Canada about the lingering challenges we must face as a nation.