OurWinnipeg in Action is an interactive tool to help you learn about Winnipeg’s urban structure. It shows some examples of innovative development projects happening in different parts of the urban structure, and is updated to show their progress. OurWinnipeg in Action will feature a limited number of projects each year that best illustrate innovative change.
The Urban Structure
The urban structure is Winnipeg’s plan for accommodating growth and change in different parts of the city. It guides the city’s future realization, identifying and defining its physical components, not as they are today, but as they are envisioned. It differentiates between areas of the city based on their period of growth and descriptive characteristics.
The urban structure is something new for Winnipeg. While the City’s previous plan, Plan Winnipeg, broadly differentiated just two main policy areas, the OurWinnipeg urban structure identifies a wider range of areas. It directly links land use to transportation, it encourages mixed use and increased density in most new development, and it is adaptable to change. Winnipeg is being proactive by developing an urban structure – a tool that is innovative and rare in North America.
The urban structure is important for the future of Winnipeg because it:
- Accommodates population growth in areas that provide the best opportunity to do so in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable way.
- Helps Winnipeg stay competitive by increasing certainty for new development and supporting complete communities.
- Increases sustainability by supporting transportation options and by maximizing existing infrastructure such as roads, pipes, sewers, schools, and amenities.
Things to be aware of when using OurWinnipeg in Action
The Flash version of OurWinnipeg in Action is self-contained, so clicking your browser’s “back” button will return you to this page.
The Flash version does not allow for text enlargement. If you wish to use text enlargement, select “continue without Flash” (a red link above).
Information related to the urban structure shown here may change, and information on featured projects may also change and may not be up to date at all times. See the OurWinnipeg in Action disclaimer, bottom of page.
Not every part of the urban structure is shown on OurWinnipeg in Action. This is because the tool mainly features projects in areas that have the most potential for major change – which are Transformative Areas. OurWinnipeg in Action may also features some projects in other parts of the urban structure. To learn more about the urban structure, see the Complete Communities Direction Strategy.