Plan for Growth Forum – May 3, 2018

The Urban Development Institute of Manitoba hosted the first Plan for Growth Forum, a balanced and thought-provoking session set in an environment that supports learning and relationship-building.

Key stakeholders from across the industry – past and present – presented research, insights and background into the planning and development involved in the complex work of city building.

An in-depth panel discussion explored the value that can be achieved through collaboration between cities and the development industry for successful planning and growth.

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“This forum is a great example of the type of work and information needed for successful city planning.”

Jeff Fielding – City Manager/Chief Administrative Officer, The City of Calgary

Presentation Downloads

Presentation Downloads

Dave Boles
UDI Manitoba
Vice President, Winnipeg Communities
Genstar Development Company

Audio (MP3)
Panel Discussion: Collaboration in Planning and Urban Development

Blake Hudema
President at via ALLEGRO Development Company Ltd.

James A. Thomson, P. Eng. (Ret.) FEC
Former Director of Public Works, The City of Winnipeg

Jeff Fielding
City Manager/Chief Administrative Officer, The City of Calgary

Bryan Tuckey
President and CEO, BILD (Building Industry and Land Development Association.)

Moderated by Paul McNeil
Retired Development Consultant

Audio by Panel Topic (MP3):

Evidence Based Decision Making

Best Practices – Risk Reduction

The Future – Importance of the Market

Views on the Development Industry and Public Opinion


Presentation: Winnipeg Residential Land Capacity

Ian Shaw
President, Braid Solutions Inc.

Audio (MP3)

Presentation (PDF)

Presentation (PowerPoint)

Presentation: Filling the Data Gaps

Braden Smith
Chief Planner for the City of Winnipeg


Audio (MP3)

Presentation (PDF)

Presentation (PowerPoint)

Robyn Brown
Associate – Senior Land Use Planner/Land Economist at IBI GroupAmy Shepherd
Associate Manager, Planning at IBI Group
Presentation (PDF)

Presentation (PowerPoint)

Observations and Insights

Paul McNeil
Retired Development Consultant

Audio (MP3)
Next Steps

Eric Vogan
President, UDI Manitoba
Vice President, Community Development, Qualico

Audio (MP3)

Speaker Biographies

Learn more about the speakers and presenters from the Plan for Growth Forum

Thank You

Thank you to all who agreed to participate in the first Plan For Growth Forum, to the UDI volunteer event committee, and to all who agreed to attend and engage.