Yesterday several of the UrbanCSA members went to a speaker series session in The Bridges, an award winning land redevelopment project. Colleen Roberts, the project manager for The Bridges, and Abi Bond, a project manager with Affordable Housing, from the City of Calgary gave presentations on the past and current phases of the project. As well, Ms. Bond talked about the McPherson Place, an inner-city housing development that offers 102 shared-equity ownership suites and 58 affordable housing rental properties being constructed in The Bridges. The Calgary Herald published an article about the McPherson Project today, noting that the development has been catching the attention of other cities in Canada (http://www.calgaryherald.com/Homebuyers+helping+hand/3860211/story.html).
This opportunity gave students an in-depth look into the process by which a unique project, like The Bridges, can be constructed in Calgary. For more information go to the City of Calgary website. We are working on getting short form powerpoint presentations of the presentations given by Ms. Roberts and Ms. Bond. If you would like a copy of the presentations please contact, Angela at email@example.com.
The UrbanCSA and the Sociology Students Association (SSA) are combining their ranks and having a Semester End Winter Social. This will be a time of FREE APPETIZERS, CHEAP DRINK SPECIALS and a good ol’ merry time to spend with some awesome folks!
When: Friday November 26, 2010
Where: The DEN (The Red Room)
This is open to all undergraduate students, graduate students and guests!
You must however, have a membership either with UrbanCSA or SSA to attend. To get a membership to UrbanCSA email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To get a membership to SSA contact email@example.com.
Our second speaker series session is coming up shortly:
The Bridges: A Walking Tour with Colleen Roberts
When: Friday, November 19, 2010 from 1:00-3:30pm
Where: The Bridges
This time we are going to be touring a TOD (Transit Oriented Development) site in Bridgeland known as “The Bridges” with Colleen Roberts, a senior planner from the City of Calgary. This will provide great insight into how the City creates new developments, as well as yet another networking possibility for you.
Unfortunately attendance will be limited to around 20 people so you will have to RSVP quickly to get a spot on the tour. You can RSVP to Angela’s (the person running this event) email:.angela <dot> eaton <at> urbancsa <dot> org
We will be meeting somewhere on campus beforehand to make sure that we all get there together. The meet up location will be provided once you RSVP.