Urban Development Institute - Calgary

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Welcome to UDI - Calgary

By now your company will have received the Members Engagement documents for our potential amalgamation with CHBA – Calgary Region. If for some reason you have not received this information, or if you need another copy, please contact Laurianne Schell at 403-668-5229 or 403-531-6250.

What do we believe?

  • 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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UDI-Calgary/CHBA-Calgary Region
Merger Design Project

Why are we 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

Advocates Laud Creation of New Housing Ministry

Presenters at the symposium included Guy Huntingford, CEO of the Urban Development Institute-Calgary, who spoke about how the Smarter Growth Initiative, sponsored by UDI-Calgary and CHBA-Calgary Region, is changi... Read the full story

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Council 'Woefully' Underinvesting in Economic Development

Calgary City Manager Jeff Fielding scolded Councillors Tuesday for nitpicking over a proposal to spend what he called a “pittance” on efforts to spur affordable housing construction, boost economic activity and c... Read the full story

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Community Social Improvements (CSI)
Calgary community photo

Wednesday, February 24th
UDI Luncheon: Kathy Dietrich

Event Details
Members Only Registration

CHBA March 9th Luncheon
Ken King, President & Chief Executive Officer of Calgary Sports & Entertainment Corporation

Event Details
★UDI-Calgary member Ticket Requests★

Upcoming Events

UDI-Calgary Events


Complete Events Calendar

Industry Events

SDAB Procedural/Jurisdictional Hearings/Sm. Panel to follow

Calgary Planning Commission Meeting

Family Day

Extra SDAB meeting, if required

PFC Meeting

SPC on Transportation & Transit

Complete Events Calendar

Smarter Growth Initiative
Smarter Growth Initiative
YouTube Video: A conversion on Housing Availability
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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