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.
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.
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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2015 Alberta Election Candidates for Calgary and Area
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reflect the views of UDI-Calgary. We
encourage you to search the Internet for
complete information on each candidate.
Provincial Election Affects All Homeowners
Saying the May 5 election is the most
important in Alberta’s history may be
overstating it, but there is no denying
At stake is approval of a budget that some
in my circle of acquaintan... Read the full story
There May Be Light at the Bottom of the Barrel
Here’s what you do know: The low price of
oil has taken Alberta’s roller-coaster
economy on a downward spiral.
What you may not know is how did we get
here and what happens going forward.
For ... Read the full story
Biggest Threat to Our Economy is Fear
Do not feed the fears — that was the
bottom line message on Alberta’s economy,
delivered by ATB economist Todd Hirsch to
a gathering of residential construction
executives last week.
that when w... Read the full story
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... Read the full story
Growth Initiative Lays Out the Facts
Growth will be the biggest story in Calgary
It is the Smarter Growth
Initiative, a collaboration between the Urban
Development Institute-Calgary (UDI) and
Canadian Home Builders’ Association-Calgary
R... Read the full story
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
MGA Issues & Recommendations Presented to: The Government of Alberta
Prepared by: Urban Development Institute (UDI) - Calgary (June 13th, 2014)
A new document prepared by CHBA Calgary Region
provides information on the recently discussed
issue of inclusionary zoning and it's use in