Urban Development Institute - Calgary

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Welcome to UDI - Calgary

Our Core Beliefs:

  • 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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Merger Design Project

Why are UDI-Calgary
and CHBA-Calgary Region
exploring a merger?

Strong Voice, United Message
Stakeholders feel that the Industry requires a stronger voice. A unified organization with a clear message and multiple member’s voices could be more effective in advocating for its members.

Strength in Numbers
Stakeholders feel that an organization with greater human and financial resources could be more effective in advocating for their interests. An organization with greater resource capacity and a greater membership base could develop a ‘critical mass’, which could draw in other associations, increasing the strength of the organization.

Consolidating Industry
Stakeholders feel that UDI-Calgary and CHBA-Calgary will be required to respond to changing market conditions that result in a consolidating building industry. Many members are already involved with both organizations, and a proactive response to industry consolidation through a merger could benefit membership.

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Recent News

Report Confirms Red Tape a Major Sticking Point

The residential development processes in Calgary are wrapped in red tape, making it the second most difficult city in which to build in the Calgary/Edmonton corridor (CEC).

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Building Hope For Kids - A Night in Rio

Building Hope for Kids – A Night in Rio is fast approaching! We would love for industry partners to join us for a 'A Night in Rio' on Saturday, October 3, 2015. Please visit our website at Read the full story

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Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning Not the Answer

Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci told the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce the governing NDP party is giving consideration to allowing inclusionary zoning in the province in an effort to boost housing affordability.... Read the full story

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Battle's with the MDP, Not the Builders

And so the Calgary Municipal Development Plan (MDP) marches on, devouring more lands and green spaces in established communities in Calgary, raising the ugly head of NIMBYism all over the city.

As man... Read the full story

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Community Social Improvements (CSI)
Calgary community photo

UDI-Calgary & CHBA September Luncheon
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Featuring Mark Parsons - Chief Economist for the Government of Alberta
Deadline to Register: 4 pm on September 23, 2015
*Note: We will not be accepting registration at the door for this event.
Event Details
Registration (members only)
Name Tag Order Form

Thank You!

On behalf of the UDI-Calgary Board and Staff, we would like to thank our members, partners, and friends who participated in the 30th Annual UDI-Calgary Golf Tournament at Heritage Pointe Golf Course and raised $18,151.00 for the RESOLVE Campaign to end homelessness.

Upcoming Events

UDI-Calgary Events

UDI -Calgary Luncheon

Complete Events Calendar

Industry Events

SDAB Lg. Panel

Labour Day

Legislative Gov. TF


CPC Meeting

SDAB Sm. Panel

Complete Events Calendar

Smarter Growth Initiative
YouTube Video: A conversion on Property Tax
The Changing Face of Calgary Book - Click to download PDF
How To Build a Great City Book - Click to download PDF
Planning Process Map
Suburban Supply Report
Southeast Calgary Green Line - YouTube Video
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