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Coming Up: October 28

Why is COP26 important for cities?

November’s United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) is a critical opportunity to push for bolder action to tackle the climate crisis. Cities have a key role to play in ensuring that COP26 leads to transformative climate action and a green and just recovery. Join us for our next CityTalk, as we explore with key stakeholders heading to Glasgow how cities can advance climate action through COP26.


Programs and projects developed with partners to build vibrant, equitable, livable and resilient cities

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Research and tools for action that promote effective urban policies and best practices


Briefs and videos featuring original insight, analysis, and stories about what’s working, what’s not and what’s next for urban Canada