The City of Winnipeg is pleased to offer Planning Ed - Winnipeg's planning education initiative. Through Planning Ed, the City of Winnipeg offers planning workshops to anyone interested in civic planning. We aim to provide information that is of interest and relevance to members of our community about how we plan for and accommodate growth and change.
Please bookmark this page and check back regularly to learn about upcoming workshops.
Workshop: Land Use Planning – The Big Picture
The workshop introduces participants to the planning and development framework, helping them better understand the roles of different urban planning tools and how they are applied in their neighbourhoods during the review of proposed developments. The class outlines the differences between OurWinnipeg and the Complete Communities Direction Strategy, secondary plans, and zoning by-laws. As well, the workshop explores the range of development applications that are commonly associated with new development and re-development. Political decision-making processes associated with development applications and insight into how participants can most effectively participate is also discussed.
The PowerPoint presentation used at this workshop can be found here: Land Use Planning: The Big Picture
Secondary Suites Information Session
The City of Winnipeg is pleased to offer a free public information session on Secondary Suites as part of the Planning Ed series.
The information session aims to increase the general understanding of secondary suite development in Winnipeg. Also known as granny suites or in-law suites, secondary suites can create unique opportunities to provide affordable housing. They can be a great option for neighbourhoods, creating context-sensitive infill development, and can also help homeowners pay down their mortgage.
Participants learn about attached and detached secondary suites, why the City of Winnipeg is promoting their development, and what regulations and processes are required to build secondary suites.
The PowerPoint presentation used at this workshop can be found here: Secondary Suites - Planning Ed Information Session