There is a Community Planning Association of Alberta meeting today (January 30th) at noon in PF3160.
Hope to see some of you there!
The Undergraduate Bureau of Urban Design submitted a project last semester that looked at an enhancement of the facilities at the Craigie Hall bus loop at the south end of campus. It’s currently under review by the Students Union, who will determine whether or not to provide funding for the project. Take a look at the renders below and feel free to comment on it!
The UrbanCSA wishes the best of luck to the UBUD in getting its project approved! For any more information on this project or the UBUD in general, check out their website (http://ubudcalgary.com) or e-mail Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009
MacEwan Hall (lower floor), University of Calgary
Cocktails: 5:30 p.m.; Program: 6:30 p.m.; Dinner: 6:45 p.m.
IN SUPPORT OF SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES FOR THE COMMUNITY AND
THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY’S STUDENTS
- Portion of proceeds donated to the Light Up the World Foundation
- Delicious four-course dinner Book signing by Clint Wilder
- Stupendous door prizes Excellent networking opportunities Read more…
Plan It Calgary is hosting an event to provide citizens with an opportunity to view a summary of the public feedback that has been collected over the past 18 months. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to hear internationally renowned speakers Lawrence Frank and Dr. Gavin McCormack speak about the links between public health and the built environment.
Date: February 13, 2009
Location: Fort Calgary
Time: Doors Open 1 p.m.
Presentations and discussion 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Coffee and Reception 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
To register for this event, please fill visit calgary.ca/planit, or call Stephanie (403) 268-5634. Read more…
An open house on a proposal to redevelop the former Holy Cross hospital site in Mission drew more than 60 area residents and a mixed-bag of opinions on the revamped plan.
Howard Zarvie, who has lived across the street from Holy Cross for nearly three decades, said he’s concerned about the construction and intensified traffic tied to the development.
Zarvie said he’d like to see stronger mixed use, including more emphasis on bringing families into the community.
Geoff Granville, who lives in nearby Erlton, said he was pleased the developer was consulting with the community. “I believe we need a stronger inner city development,” he said.
The city held the open house Saturday for residents to view the long-awaited concept plan to turn the former public hospital property into a bustling mixed commercial and residential community.
Welcome to the new semester everyone.
For those of you who may be free tomorrow Sustainable Calgary is welcoming Chris Turner whom you likely know. He will be giving his slide show presentation and reading from his book The Geography of Hope at the central branch (downtown) of the Calgary Public Library. This event will be in the John Dutton Theatre at the Central Library at 616 Macleod Tr. S.E on Wednesday, January 14, 2009, at 6:00 to 7:30 PM.
Hope to see you there
The Urban Calgary Students’ Association has completed its first semester with its great success. In one semester UrbanCSA members have:
- Had two interviews with CBC Radio
- Presented to City Council on the Brentwood TOD and Plan It (Calgary’s future growth plan).
- Reviewed the Brentwood MAP (Mobility Assessment and Plan) for the Calgary Transportation Department
- Attended the Plan It Summit
- Had letters published in the Calgary Herald
- Presented to the City of Calgary Transportation Department on bicycle lanes
- Presented to City of Calgary Planners on sustainable suburbs
- Set up an exam bank and an area in the collections room
That was just the first semester. This semester will hopefully be even better.
We have two events that will be commencing within the next few weeks. First, is a tour of the Drake Landing Solar community, which was postponed last semester due to horrible weather. The second will be a chance to meet the author of “The Geography of Hope” and Globe and Mail columnist Chris Turner. We will be going to the bar “The Hop n Brew” with Chris sometime in the up coming weeks. If you want to get involved with any projects or have any ideas for projects or events contact us at email@example.com.
Good luck in the new year!
P.S. Everyone who paid for a membership in the first semester is still a member this semester.