CUI x Local


CUI is going on the road! CUI x Local is a series of week-long virtual residencies to learn about local issues facing cities and connect the dots across urban Canada. We’ll be listening to and learning from local stakeholders about their most pressing challenges and surfacing examples of innovative and locally driven solutions.


CUI x Local is a virtual listening tour to gather interpretations, data, assessments, priorities, bright spots and stories from on-the-ground voices to help deepen our collective understanding of the interconnected and interdependent issues facing urban Canada.

Alongside local partners, we are organizing week-long residencies involving a combination of public and invitation-only meetings and activities.

By looking at local issues and connecting them nationally, CUI x Local will strengthen the connective tissue within and across communities from coast to coast to coast.


CUI x Halifax 
May 24 – May 27, 2022

CUI x Victoria 
October 18 – October 20, 2021

CUI x Windsor
June 15 – June 17, 2021

CUI x Calgary
December 7-11, 2020

CUI x Edmonton
November 30-December 4, 2020

Other stops to be announced…


CUI is working closely with local partners including community foundations, chambers of commerce, cultural councils, media outlets, all levels of government, educational institutions, libraries, cultural and civil society leaders, economic development authorities, key business leaders and employer groups, community sector representatives, housing authorities, activists and resident advocates, professional associations, the development community.

Lead Sponsors