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 memberís 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 Ďcritical massí, 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

Dispelling Myths About Levies and Growth

The Calgary residential development industry and city administration are in the midst of negotiating new development levies that come into effect on Jan. 1, 2016.

Levies are a hot-button issue with too ... Read the full story

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Wayne Chiu Appointed Member of the Order of Canada

Wayne Chiu, founder and CEO of Calgaryís Trico Homes and executive chairman of the Trico Charitable Foundation, has received yet another honour.

Chiu was appointed Member of the Order of Canada, by the G... Read the full story

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Community Social Improvements (CSI)
Calgary community photo

Thank You!

On behalf of the UDI-Calgary Board and Staff, I would like to thank our members, partners, and friends who participated in the 30th Annual UDI-Calgary Golf Tournament at Heritage Pointe Golf Course. Our annual tournament is a major charity fundraiser and we truly appreciate the support you have given us once again this year. Wednesday was a wonderful day of fellowship, networking and, of course, golf!

UDI is proud to announce that in keeping with our Industryís strong tradition of giving back to the community we raised $18,151.00 for the RESOLVE Campaign to end homelessness. Thank you to the generous attendees who dug into their own pockets to support our fundraising efforts. We were very pleased to have Order of Canada Member and well-known philanthropist Ann McCaig attend and share her thoughts about RESOLVE, and to personally thank all of you for your generosity.

This year we had some exciting weather early in the afternoon (i.e. tornado warnings), and most of our golf teams had to stop a few holes short of completing their games. Due to technical difficulties in changing the scoring format to accommodate the shorter games, UDI has awarded two Menís and two Ladies winners this year. Congratulations to Derek Light and Jeff Schram as the Menís winners and Jane Power and Alanna Remington as the Ladies winners. We would also like to congratulate all other skill, door, and draw prize winners!

A sincere thank you to our sponsors, who make this tournament possible! This yearís sponsors were:

Apex LP, Borger Group of Companies, Brock White Construction Materials, BSEI Municipal Consulting Engineers, Bunt & Associates Engineering, Clifton Associates, D. Floyd Construction, ENMAX, exp. Services, Frontier Waterworks and Pump Supply, Genesis Land Development, Genstar Development Company, Ground3 Landscape Architects, InfraCor Consulting, IPEX, ISL Engineering and Land Services, L.A. West (Calgary), Marmot Concrete, Mattamy Homes, Melcor Developments, Metro Paving and Roadbuilding, Morrison Hershfield, Qualico Communities, Standard General, Stantec Consulting, Urban Systems, Volker Stevin, and Whissel Contracting.

Once again, thanks to everyone for your support and we will see you next year!

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Industry Events

Heritage Day

SDAB Lg. Panel

SDAB Overflow (if required)

SDAB Sm. Panel

CPC Meeting

SDAB Lg. Panel

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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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