Department of City Planning News


Planners call for safety overhaul of Winnipeg crosswalks - time to design our crosswalks for "human error." CBC News. 3 October 2019. (crosswalks and pedestrian safety)

Winnipeg planning department's troubles reflected in the building it occupies. CBC News. 17 August 2019. (City of Winnipeg's planning department)

Time for Winnipeg to park cars, create community with people-friendly pop-ups. CBC News. 27 July 2019. (Parking lots and pop-ups)

Lessons from the loo: what we can learn about making cities better. CBC News. 30 June 2019. (Public toilets)

Reimagining Point Douglas: how the historic district could become a model for a changing Winnipeg. CBC News. 22 April 2019. (Historic districts and Point Douglas)

Winnipeg's Bay building presents an opportunity to rethink connections between heritage, reconciliation. CBC News. 31 March 2019. (The Hudson's Bay building, heritage and reconciliation)

On Foot and Underground at Canada’s Crossroads. Ian Austin. New York Times. 26 October 2018. (Portage and Main)

Winnipeggers to decide what the future holds for Portage and Main. CBC News, The National.  23 October 2018. (Portage and Main)

'The forest is gone': City reviewing removal of last trees from forest on Parker Lands - Fulton Grove developer says he didn't need a permit to remove trees. Shane Gibson. CBC News. 13 October 2018 (Parker Lands)

Power at the Perimeter: Recent residential growth has brought much-needed vibrancy to Winnipeg's downtown, but unbridled development to the city's edges and beyond creates very different priorities for civic election candidates. Ben Waldman. Winnipeg Free Press. 28 September 2018. (Suburban electoral power)

'Got to have some courage': Getting support for big public projects a challenge in Winnipeg, experts say.  CBC News. 16 September 2018. (Portage and Main)

True North deal to scrap affordable housing requirement sets a disturbing precedent: advocate. Austin Grabish. CBC News 16 September 2018. (True North Square)

No one showed us what Portage and Main could become — so it will stay the same, urban planners say. Ian Froese, CBC News. 12 September 2018. (Portage and Main)

Mayoral candidate Motkaluk wants to spend $581M to expand, electrify transit fleet. Bartley Kives. CBC News.  14 August 2018. (Transit)

'A desperate time:' Why Portage and Main was closed to pedestrians in the first place. Darren Bernhardt. CBC News. 1 July 2018. (Portage and Main)

Can't imagine what a pedestrian-friendly Portage and Main would be like? Here's a glimpse.  Darren Bernhardt. CBC News. 9 June 2018. (Portage and Main)

Editorial: High hopes for a low-rise downtown. Winnipeg Free Press, 23 April 2018. (Urban Design Studio 2018 – Downtown Redevelopment)

Getting to the core of the matter: Architecture students offer vision to attract thousands of residents downtown.  Winnipeg Free Press 18 April 2018. B1 (Urban Design Studio 2018 – Downtown Redevelopment)