CUI has a long history of working with/in downtowns to support better decision-making and investment from the public and private sectors.
THE VALUE OF INVESTING IN CANADIAN DOWNTOWNS (2011-2013)
In 2011 CUI was retained by Downtowns Canada (formerly the Canadian Issues Task Force) and the International Downtown Association (IDA) to prepare a series of downtown case studies. We developed a new methodology for measuring and evaluating the prosperity of downtowns.
The result was two ground-breaking volumes of research containing a total of 17 case studies in a project entitled, The Value of Investing in Canadian Downtowns. In 2013, we expanded the project to include 5 northern downtowns, raising the total to 22.
Our work strengthened capacity for better decision-making in 22 Canadian downtowns.
In 2015, the project received the prestigious Pinnacle award for Leadership and Management.