Connecting with Canadians

Research Area:

Cities and Communities

Today more than 80 percent of Canadians live in urban areas, making Canada the second most urbanized nation in the world. Globally, cities have become major drivers of economic activity. A nation's competitive advantage is directly related to the performance of its cities, not just economically, but socially and culturally as well. So in a global era, where the wired world allows instantaneous transfers of capital and information, paradoxically the importance of place is actually increasing.

In Canada, there is growing recognition of the national and local importance of urban spaces as sites of innovation, economic development and social and political interaction. And yet, Canadian cities, as constitutional wards of their provinces, often have little control over addressing challenges to urban success.

To help Canada and Canadians make the transition to new economies and politics of place, CPRN is addressing several paths of research including the intersection of social and economic policy in local places, and issues of citizenship and governance in cities and city-regions.


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Publications:

Title Typesort desc. Published
Coming Together Locally and Nationally Commentary 17 Jun 2005
CPRN Centre for Green Development Other 24 Sep 2009
Homelessness in Canada: Past, Present, Future Other 19 Mar 2009
Indicators of Healthy and Vibrant Communities Roundtable – Agenda Other 26 Jun 2008
Looking Down the Road: Leadership for Canada's Changing Communities Other 15 Mar 2007
Place Matters and Multi-level Governance: Perspectives on a New Urban Policy Paradigm Other 27 Feb 2004
Research Program and Research Fellow in Cities and Communities Other 11 Aug 2004
Social Housing in Canada Other 22 Dec 2009
Strategies for Social Justice: Place, People and Policy Other 15 Mar 2007
BC's Experience with Community Indicators Presentation 26 Jun 2008
Cities and Communities: Continuity and Change in the Federal Policy Agenda Presentation 9 Nov 2006
Community-Building: Seizing the Opportunity Presentation 17 Dec 2004
Community-Building: Seizing the Opportunity Presentation 1 May 2004
Democratizing Data – A Vision for Ontario Citizens Presentation 26 Jun 2008
Developing a Core Statistics Resource in the Ontario Public Service Presentation 26 Jun 2008
Getting on with the Job: From Deliberate Relationships to a National Community Innovation System Presentation 13 Nov 2008
Green Building: Is the Housebuilding Industry in the Black or in the Dark? Presentation 19 Mar 2009
Health Indicators Presentation 26 Jun 2008
Multi-level Governance: Challenges and Opportunities for the Toronto City-Region Presentation 17 Jan 2008
Presentation to the Roundtable on Community Indicator Models Presentation 26 Jun 2008
Public Policy in the Neighbourhoods: Challenging Governments and Communities Presentation 16 Sep 2005
The Newfoundland and Labrador System of Community Accounts Presentation 26 Jun 2008
A Globalist Strategy for Calgary Research Report 25 Jan 2007
A Review of Rural and Regional Development Policies and Programs Research Report 6 Mar 2008
A Safer Haven: Innovations for Improving Social Housing in Canada Research Report 6 Dec 2007
Aboriginal Communities and Urban Sustainability Research Report 2 Dec 2002
Bringing Cities to the Table: Child Care and Intergovernmental Relations Research Report 11 Oct 2002
Building Blocks for Strong Communities - A Profile of Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Canada Research Report 14 Jul 2006
Building Blocks for Strong Communities - A Profile of Small- and Medium-Sized Organizations in Canada Research Report 14 Jul 2006
Building Blocks for Strong Communities - Key Findings and Recommendations Research Report 14 Jul 2006
Building Blocks for Strong Communities - Results of Key Informant Interviews Research Report 14 Jul 2006
Can Inclusionary Zoning Help Address the Shortage of Affordable Housing in Toronto? Research Report 22 Dec 2009
Canadian Social Policy in the 2000s: Bringing Place In Research Report 26 Feb 2009
Cities and Communities that Work: Innovative Practices, Enabling Policies Research Report 17 Jun 2003
City-Regions and the Provision of Affordable Rental Housing Research Report 6 Dec 2007
Creative Cities Structured Policy Dialogue Backgrounder Research Report 13 Aug 2004
Creative Cities: Principles and Practices Research Report 13 Aug 2004
Creative Cities: Structured Policy Dialogue Report Research Report 13 Aug 2004
Creative Cities: What Are They For, How Do They Work, and How Do We Build Them? Research Report 13 Aug 2004
Demographic Trends and Implications for the City of Calgary Research Report 7 Apr 2006
Environmental Justice in Canada – It Matters Where You Live Research Report 11 Dec 2008
Fostering Better Integration and Partnerships for Housing in Canada: Lessons for Creating a Stronger Policy Model of Governmental and Community Collaboration Research Report 25 Oct 2007
Green Building and Development as a Public Good Research Report 11 Jun 2009
Homelessness, Program Responses and an Assessment of Toronto's Streets to Homes Program Research Report 29 Jan 2009
Housing for Immigrants in Ontario's Medium-Sized Cities Research Report 25 Sep 2008
Housing Policy for Tomorrow's Cities Research Report 17 Jan 2003
Immigration, Diversity and Social Inclusion in Canada's Cities Research Report 24 Jan 2003
Inclusion and Social Housing Practice in Canadian Cities: Following the Path from Good Intentions to Sustainable Projects Research Report 25 Oct 2007
Indicators of Healthy and Vibrant Communities Roundtable – A Primer Research Report 26 Jun 2008
Indicators of Healthy and Vibrant Communities Roundtable – Summary Report Research Report 11 Sep 2008
Linking Social Housing and Energy Efficiency Research Report 20 Mar 2008
Moving Towards Sustainability: City-Regions and Their Infrastructure Research Report 6 Dec 2007
Overcoming Challenges in Centralized and Decentralized Housing Models: Ontario and British Columbia Compared Research Report 22 Dec 2009
Place-based Public Policy: Towards a New Urban and Community Agenda for Canada Research Report 4 Mar 2005
Rehousing Vancouver's Street-Involved Youth Research Report 22 Dec 2009
Social Housing Wait Lists and the One-Person Household in Ontario Research Report 22 Jan 2009
Social Lives in Social Housing: Resident Connections to Social Services Research Report 25 Oct 2007
Social Sustainability in Vancouver Research Report 28 Sep 2006
Summary Report – Building, Connecting and Sharing Knowledge: A Dialogue on Linkages Between Communities Research Report 3 Mar 2005
Sustainability and Health for the City of Calgary: A Discussion of Global Health Trends and Local Impacts Research Report 7 Apr 2006
Sustaining Ontario's Subsidized Housing by Supporting Non-Profit Organizations Research Report 25 Oct 2007
The Federal Role in Canada's Cities: Overview of Issues and Proposed Actions Research Report 31 Jan 2003
The Homeownership Component of the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program: Critical Analysis of Program Objectives Research Report 22 Dec 2009
The Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Funding Social Housing in Canada Research Report 25 Sep 2008
The Role of Supportive Housing for Low-Income Seniors in Ontario Research Report 20 Mar 2008
Towards Food Security Policy for Canada's Social Housing Sector Research Report 25 Sep 2008
Under Pressure: Affordable Housing in Rural Ontario Research Report 22 Dec 2009
Urban Poverty: Fostering Sustainable and Supportive Communities Research Report 31 Jan 2003
Whither the Federal Urban Agenda? A New Deal in Transition Research Report 15 Feb 2007
Why Cities Matter: Policy Research Perspectives for Canada Research Report 21 Jun 2002
World Economy Trends and Their Implications for the City of Calgary Research Report 18 Jan 2007
Farewell to Urban Nexus – October 2005 Urban Nexus 14 Oct 2005
Urban Nexus No. 22 - Branding Cities and Urban Image Building Urban Nexus 17 Nov 2004
Urban Nexus No. 23 - Aboriginal Peoples in Urban Areas Urban Nexus 15 Dec 2004
Urban Nexus No. 24 - Large City/Smaller Community Interactions and Urban/Rural Linkages Urban Nexus 19 Jan 2005
Urban Nexus No. 25 - Child-Friendly Cities Urban Nexus 16 Feb 2005
Urban Nexus No. 26 - Cities and Urban Heritage Urban Nexus 23 Mar 2005
Urban Nexus No. 27 - Cities and Urban Revitalization Urban Nexus 20 Apr 2005
Urban Nexus No. 28 - Urban Sprawl and Growth Management Urban Nexus 25 May 2005
Urban Nexus No. 29 - Place-Based Public Policy Urban Nexus 22 Jun 2005