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Looking at growth from a Winnipeg perspective helps us understand how we as a city can approach planning and development.

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The Growth Planning Gap


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 CommunitiesA Sustainable Winnipeg, Sustainable Transportation, and Sustainable Water and Waste.
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People Polarized on the Suburbs


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…
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Does Winnipeg Have a Density Problem?


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…
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