As part of the OurWinnipeg review, the City is undertaking a study to figure out how to accommodate the expected population growth of 200,000 people over the next 20 years. The best mix of new housing will include a combination of downtown, infill, and new suburban sites, as these areas can all accommodate different…

  Born and raised in Hamilton, Jason Thorne worked as a city planner out of Toronto in a number of different positions before returning home in 2014 to head up the Department of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Hamilton. While visiting Winnipeg in September to attend the Canadian Urbanism Conference, the Speak…

  Civic Engagement and Governance An earlier blog entry noted how we have created five broad and interconnected categories: How We Grow, Getting Around in the City, Health and Safety, Quality of Life, and Civic Engagement and Governance, and right now we want to focus in on Civic Engagement and Governance. In October 2014, 50.2…

Quality of Life An earlier blog entry noted how we have created five broad and interconnected categories: How We Grow, Getting Around in the City, Health and Safety, Quality of Life, and Civic Engagement and Governance, and right now we want to focus in on Quality of Life. Quality of life is affected by many…

  Health and Safety An earlier blog entry noted how we have created five broad and interconnected categories: How We Grow, Getting Around in the City, Health and Safety, Quality of Life, and Civic Engagement and Governance, and right now we want to focus in on Health and Safety. Underground sewer and water infrastructure is…

  Getting Around in the City An earlier blog entry noted how we have created five broad and interconnected categories: How We Grow, Getting Around in the City, Health and Safety, Quality of Life, and Civic Engagement and Governance, and right now we want to focus in on getting around in the city. This summer,…

An earlier blog entry noted how, for the OurWinnipeg review, we have created five broad and interconnected categories: How We Grow, Getting Around in the City, Health and Safety, Quality of Life, and Civic Engagement and Governance, and right now we want to focus in on “how we grow”. Since OurWinnipeg, Winnipeg’s development plan, was…

It’s amazing what can happen when people from different walks of life come together to provide their unique vision for the future. Throughout the OurWinnipeg review, we have 14 unique Winnipeg voices who are willing to share their perspectives with us. You can learn more about the Community Advisory Committee’s role here, or you could…

The City of Winnipeg is growing at a rate faster than it has in decades, and a gathering of prominent Winnipeg leaders and community builders agreed that how the City manages this growth will be critical in determining its future prosperity. On September 26, 75 participants gathered at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to…

What is it about Winnipeg that makes our eyes roll and our hearts swell all at the same time? We can move from furiously proud to just plain furious in a single moment. Slow news days in this city are predictable:  we hear about mosquitos, then summer fun, and a few months later we’re reminded…

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