Through responsive research, engagement and storytelling, CUI/IUC is building new forms of connective tissue across and within Canada’s communities to build a more vibrant, equitable, livable, and resilient urban Canada. Explore our library of work.
Cities in the Time of COVID-19: How Can Cities Advance Climate Change Priorities in the COVID Recovery?
In partnership with WSP Canada. Featuring Deborah Harford, Executive Director, Adaption to Climate Change Team at Simon Fraser University; Mel de Jager, Senior Advisor, Climate Change and Resilience, WSP Canada; Shoshanna Saxe, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto; and Chandra Sharma, CAO, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
A Tale of Two Emergencies
How do we respond to two crises, COVID-19 and climate change? Elliott Cappell provides insights into how cities can adjust the way they fund, design, and implement projects to consider resilience every step of the way – to achieve not only climate objectives, but also build a city’s capacity to respond to a variety of systemic shocks
Cities in the Time of COVID-19: How Should Cities Prepare for Stimulus and Recovery?
In partnership with WSP Canada. Featuring John Godfrey, former federal Minister for Infrastructure & Communities, and Amarjeet Sohi, Senior Advisor, ALAR Strategy Group
Cities in the Time of COVID-19: How Do We Respond to Two Crises: COVID-19 and Climate Change?
Featuring Allison Ashcroft, Managing Director, CUSP Network; Elliott Cappell, Director, Climate Change and Resilience, WSP Canada; Laurian Farrell, Director, North America/Environment Risk Management, Global Resilient Cities Network; and Jeff Hebert, Partner, HR&A Advisors
Fostering COVID-19 Resilience in Canada’s Cities
Mississauga Living Green Master Plan
Resilient Toronto (Part 2): Creating inclusive, climate resilient growth
Waterfront Toronto Resilience and Innovation Framework for Sustainability
The Resilient City Outcomes Report
Programs and projects developed with partners to build vibrant, equitable, livable and resilient cities
Bring Back Main Street
Publications & Tools
Research and tools for action that promote effective urban policies and best practices
COVID Signpost 100 Days
The Case for a Canadian Urban Policy Observatory
Environmental Scan of Seniors Social Housing Models
The Ontario Food Terminal: A Priceless Hub in Ontario’s Food Value Chain
Toronto Housing Market Analysis: From Insight to Action
Briefs and videos featuring original insight, analysis, and stories about what’s working, what’s not and what’s next for urban Canada
A Call to Courage: An Open Letter to Canadian Urbanists
COVID-19 Has Exposed How Vulnerable Canadian Cities Really Are
Memos From Main Street #5: New Online Models Helping Main Street Businesses during COVID-19
Memos From Main Street #4: Types of Main Streets Across Canada
Leading from Home: Life for Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie During COVID-19
The Raw Numbers: How COVID-19 is Changing Our Relationships at Home, Work, and In Our Communities
Forums and events that link city builders to the most effective solutions and ideas
July 7, 2020
Cities in the Time of COVID-19: How are restaurants and nightlife adapting to the pandemic?
Joining CUI host Mary W. Rowe for our ongoing series of candid conversations – How are restaurants and nightlife adapting to the pandemic? – are Alicia Scholer, Vice President of the Responsible Hospitality Institute; Matt Webber, owner of Berkeley North; Patrick Watt, Senior Partner, Foodservice and Strategy Expert at J.C. Williams Group; Chef Vikram Vij, owner at Vij’s Restaurants group; and Wendy Nicolay, co-owner of Cascade Restaurant Group.
#COVID-19 #Culture #Downtowns & Main Streets #Main Streets
July 9, 2020
Cities in the Time of COVID-19: How can we leverage the power of design and engagement to make better main streets?
Joining CUI host Mary W. Rowe for our ongoing series of candid conversations – How can we leverage the power of design and engagement to make better main streets? – are Anjuli Solanki, Program Director of The STEPS Initiative; Jason Robbins, Principal Architect at JC Robbins Architecture and 1st Vice President of the RAIC Board; Devin Segal, Director of Landscape Architecture at Fathom Studio; Mitchell Reardon, Experiments, Urban Planning & Design Lead at The Happy City; and Mark Lakeman, Founder of City Repair.
#Architecture & Urban Design #COVID-19 #Downtowns & Main Streets #Main Streets