Canadian Urban Institute names new President and CEO

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) announced today the appointment of Mary W. Rowe as its seventh President and Chief Executive Officer effective September 9, 2019.

Commenting on her new role, Mary said, “CUI brings together all the crucial stakeholders – researchers, planning and design professionals, the development industry, local communities and their leaders and government – each important to ensuring Canada’s global leadership in building great cities. I’m delighted to be joining the staff team and look forward to working with the Board and our partners to advance Canada’s unique forms of urbanism’”.

Mary holds Senior Fellowships with Evergreen and Future Cities Canada, Shorefast, PlacemakingX and Massey College. She is lead facilitator with the Urban Project, an initiative of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Maytree. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Bentway (Toronto) and the Nature of Cities (New York City).

The Canadian Urban Institute is one of Canada’s foremost applied research organizations, focused on urban planning and development. Created in 1990, CUI continues to address the most pressing challenges in building livable and resilient cities, including affordable housing, planning for inclusive growth, fostering density, cultural and public spaces and the other components needed to create complete communities. In addition to projects across Canada, CUI has worked internationally with local partners in Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Global South, providing research and technical assistance in city-building.


For more information, please contact:Andréa Calla, CUI Board Chairacalla@thecallagroup.com416-450-5015