Coming Up: July 10
Cities in the Time of COVID-19: Live City Check-In—One-on-One with Mayor Drew Dilkens, Windsor, ON
Joining CUI host Mary W. Rowe for our continuing one-on-one conversation series is Drew Dilkens, Mayor of the City of Windsor, ON.
Coming Up: June 26
Cities in the Time of COVID-19: One-on-One with New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell
Joining CUI host Mary W. Rowe for our continuing one-on-one conversation series is LaToya Cantrell, Mayor of the City of New Orleans, LA.
Coming Up: June 25
Cities in the Time of COVID-19: What Do Our Cities Need to Lead the Recovery?
Joining CUI host Mary W. Rowe for our ongoing series of candid conversations – What do our cities need to lead the recovery? – are Don Iveson, Mayor of the City of Edmonton, AB and Chair of the Big City Mayors' Caucus; and Carole Saab, CEO, Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Coming Up: June 12
Cities in the Time of COVID-19: One-on-one with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi
Coming Up: June 9
Cities in the Time of COVID-19: One-on-one with Toronto Mayor John Tory
Coming Up: June 5
Cities in the Time of COVID-19: One-on-one with Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson
Coming Up: June 2
Cities in the Time of COVID-19: What are City Councillors Seeing at the Local Level?
Coming Up: May 22
Cities in the Time of COVID-19: One-on-one with St. John’s Mayor Danny Breen and Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman
Coming Up: May 15
Cities in the Time of COVID-19: One-on-One with Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie
Coming Up: May 14
Cities in the Time of COVID-19: One-on-One with Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman
Programs and projects developed with partners to build vibrant, equitable, livable and resilient cities
Restore the Core
CUI x Local
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 on their most pressing challenges and surfacing examples of innovative and locally-driven solutions.
Bring Back Main Street
Publications & Tools
Research and tools for action that promote effective urban policies and best practices
COVID Signpost: 300 Days
Town of Halton Hills Climate Adaptation Plan
In It Together: Bringing Back Canada’s Main Streets
A new report from the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) with partners across the country urgently shines a light on the impacts of COVID-19 on main streets in Canada, and offers dozens of actions for governments, business and community leaders to strengthen local economies, neighborhoods and communities.
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.The designs come from architects and students, planners and placemakers, community animators and artists. They range widely, from the highly prescriptive to the more conceptual. In some cases, they serve as blueprints; in other cases, they provide inspiration, with key details to be locally crafted.
COVID Signpost: 200 Days
COVID Signpost: Regional Perspectives
Briefs and videos featuring original insight, analysis, and stories about what’s working, what’s not and what’s next for urban Canada
Planning and Urban Design to Bring Back Main Street
Operational Trends and Potential Actions for Main Street Retail Recovery
This solution brief, from J.C. Williams Group, focuses on the role that local business organizations can take to help ensure that main streets remain lively areas of commerce. It presents an analysis of the trends and challenges experienced by retailers and suggests a series of potential actions for supporting the reopening, recovery, and renewal of main street commercial areas.
Supporting Main Street Recovery Through Small-Business-Friendly Policy
This solution brief from, 360 Collective, focuses on the role governments can play in supporting main street retail business sustainability and driving recovery. It presents an analysis of the key requirements of business success and suggests retail policy solutions in 5 areas.