OurWinnipegTM was adopted as the City’s municipal development plan in 2010. It sets a number of directions and a 25 year vision for Winnipeg to become A City That Works, A Sustainable City and a city where all residents enjoy a high Quality of Life. Four supporting documents, the direction strategies, important to the implementation of the plan were subsequently adopted – Complete Communities, A Sustainable Winnipeg, Sustainable Transportation, and Sustainable Water and Waste.
In 2016, Winnipeg was home to 705,244 residents1 and was expected to continue growing by approximately 8,200 people per year2. If these growth patterns play out, Winnipeg will reach a population of one million around 2049. Do we know where these new residents can live?
When we think about where or how our city can grow to accommodate the anticipated increase in population there is an important factor we cannot ignore: where do people want to live? While there are numerous studies on the environmental, social and economic benefits of smartly designed density, simply building multi-family units downtown won’t fill the…
In a previous article we discussed Winnipeg’s reputation as a sprawling, low density city, but how bad is our density really? In researching density across Canada and the World, we discovered the Global Human Settlement Layer, an open, academic dataset of census data compiled from across the world providing information on global settlement patterns. The…
Winnipeg has been deemed by some as a sprawling, low density city, consuming countless acres of land without caution or care. But where did this come from? In order to understand where Winnipeg got this “bad city” reputation, we first need to take a step back in time. In 2001, Chris Leo wrote a paper…