Planning for our shared future: OurWinnipeg & Complete Communities

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Our city is growing and changing. By 2040, our city is expected to grow by more than 160,000 people, add more than 83,000 new jobs, and require approximately 82,000 new housing units. This is equivalent to adding three cities the size of Brandon, MB to the Winnipeg over the next 20 years.

To accommodate this growth, policies, plans and guidelines are being developed and updated to respond appropriately to the changes we face. This website presents two major planning projects and related materials to provide Winnipeggers with an opportunity to learn about how planning shapes our city, and provide feedback on how you would like to see the City grow in the future.

Please take a moment to consider the materials presented. You can ask questions and provide feedback through the tools listed below.


What are we talking about?

OurWinnipeg

This is the City of Winnipeg's city-wide master plan, which guides development through policy.

Complete Communities Direction Strategy 2.0 (CCDS)

Part of the OurWinnipeg master plan, Complete Communities is the primary document for determining how land will be developed as we grow.

Thank you to those who got involved in the virtual events and provided feedback online from July 15 to August 10, 2020. Your feedback is being analyzed and considered to draft the final OurWinnipeg and Complete Communities Direction Strategy 2.0 for Council consideration.

Our city is growing and changing. By 2040, our city is expected to grow by more than 160,000 people, add more than 83,000 new jobs, and require approximately 82,000 new housing units. This is equivalent to adding three cities the size of Brandon, MB to the Winnipeg over the next 20 years.

To accommodate this growth, policies, plans and guidelines are being developed and updated to respond appropriately to the changes we face. This website presents two major planning projects and related materials to provide Winnipeggers with an opportunity to learn about how planning shapes our city, and provide feedback on how you would like to see the City grow in the future.

Please take a moment to consider the materials presented. You can ask questions and provide feedback through the tools listed below.


What are we talking about?

OurWinnipeg

This is the City of Winnipeg's city-wide master plan, which guides development through policy.

Complete Communities Direction Strategy 2.0 (CCDS)

Part of the OurWinnipeg master plan, Complete Communities is the primary document for determining how land will be developed as we grow.

Thank you to those who got involved in the virtual events and provided feedback online from July 15 to August 10, 2020. Your feedback is being analyzed and considered to draft the final OurWinnipeg and Complete Communities Direction Strategy 2.0 for Council consideration.

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  • What actions should the City of Winnipeg take to help accomplish the goals proposed in OurWinnipeg?

    2 months ago
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    Context

    OurWinnipeg uses a framework of six sustainable development goals:

    • Leadership and Good Governance
    • Environmental Resilience
    • Economic Prosperity
    • Good Health and Well-Being
    • Social Equity
    • City Building

    Part of making progress on these goals means understanding the barriers that communities face so the City can work together with community partners to respond to them. OurWinnipeg policy doesn’t tell us exactly how to achieve the goals, but outlines ways to think about issues in an equitable way.

    (For a summary of policy intentions please see the policy index in the draft OurWinnipeg document).

    There are barriers to social, economic and political participation that limit the community’s ability to achieve OurWinnipeg’s sustainability goals. Winnipeggers experience life differently depending on factors such as:

    • how much money they have;
    • how healthy they are;
    • opportunities for education and employment;
    • where they live (e.g. housing or neighbourhood characteristics); 
    • their identity and the colour of their skin.

    Municipal and societal systems impact access, affordability and availability of goods, services, safety and opportunity. This is an important element of the draft OurWinnipeg document that deserves discussion. It proposes that the needs of systemically disadvantaged groups (i.e. under-represented, under-served, and/or vulnerable members of the community) are prioritized to remove the barriers to participation, achieve equity, and leave no one behind. The image below is provided to enhance understanding of the difference between Equity and Equality:

    Source: http://agentsofgood.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Equality-vs-Equity-Illustration3.jpg 

    The City has considerable influence over the achievement of sustainable development goals for the community through its decision-making authority, policy direction, and resources at its disposal. Key areas of influence include:

    • allocation of municipal budgets (e.g. revenue generator, priority setting, capital and operating, grant provider);
    • policy creation, regulation and enforcement (e.g. planning and land use, building construction);
    • service delivery (e.g. water, solid waste, transportation, emergency services, libraries, recreation);
    • public asset and infrastructure investor, owner, manager, and operator;
    • economic development facilitator;
    • major employer and purchaser of goods and services, owner and manager of assets;
    • public and employee education provider (e.g. training, reconciliation, engagement); and,
    • public safety.

    Discussion:

    We want to start a conversation about potential priority actions by the City that use its areas of influence above to: 

    • address the barriers to participation identified above;
    • respond to the most pressing community needs;
    • provide the greatest positive impact on the desired and interconnected goal outcomes and related trade-offs; and,
    • accomplish priority actions by using existing levels of taxation and resources differently

    Question:

    What priority actions would you propose for the City based on the information above?

    For reference: 

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  • What makes your community 'complete'?

    2 months ago
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    The Complete Communities direction strategy (CCDS) defines 'complete' communities as places that both offer and support a variety of lifestyle choices, providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to live, work, shop, learn and play in close proximity to one another. 

    We know that every community is unique, with different strengths and challenges. Reflecting on the community that is currently home for you:

    • Do you feel your community is 'complete?' 
    • If so, what makes it that way?
    • If not, what is missing?

    Please share your thoughts and comment on others below. 

    Also, make sure to provide your feedback through the Complete Communities survey.

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