Urban Development Institute - Calgary

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Welcome to UDI - Calgary

What do we believe in?

  • Calgary is the model for smart growth in North America
  • Consumers require choice in communities and homes.
  • The development community exceeds innovation expectations.
  • There are benefits to new communities.
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How to Build a Great City, by the  Smarter Growth Initiative

Recent News

Developers’ advocate hopes to leave the ‘crap’ in the past and build a better Calgary

The crap is in the past, Guy Huntingford hopes, when it comes to the relationship between Calgary’s development industry and its often-adversarial mayor. In October 2012, Mayor Naheed Nenshi stood before the Calgary Cha... Read the full story

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Smarter growth conversation

By 2041, the Calgary region is expected to be home to 2.4 million people.

With the current record-breaking pace adding 40,000 new residents per year, one of the big questions is where all those new people are going t... Read the full story

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Growth initiative lays out the facts

Growth will be the biggest story in Calgary in 2014.

It is the Smarter Growth Initiative, a collaboration between the Urban Development Institute-Calgary (UDI) and Canadian Home Builders’ Association-Calgary Region (CHB... Read the full story

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The Gingerbread Design Contest: Congratulations to you all

2014 Gingerbread House design contest
The 2014 GingerCane contest wrapped up last night at 7PM with a flurry of final voting act... Read the full story

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Calgary Herald Op Ed: Huntingford: City holds the tools to easing housing crunch

Housing crunch? Absolutely. Is there a fix? Absolutely. And Calgary’s developers and home builders are committed to be a part of it. Both Calgary’s mayor and Alberta’s premier were right in their comments abou... Read the full story

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MGA Issues & Recommendations Presented to: The Government of Alberta

Prepared by: Urban Development Institute (UDI) - Calgary (June 13th, 2014)

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Inclusionary Zoning

A new document prepared by CHBA Calgary Region provides information on the recently discussed issue of inclusionary zoning and it's use in Calgary.

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Community Social Improvements (CSI)
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UDI – Calgary has moved!

Our new address :

Macleod Place II
Suite 206
5940 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary, AB T2H 2G4

Tuesday, February 24th Luncheon
Guest Speaker Jeromy Farkas

Event Details (sold out)

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Upcoming Events

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UDI -Calgary Luncheon

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Strategic Council Meeting

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CPC Public Hearing

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