“Town Planning Week”: Calgary Planning Commission Centennial

Yesterday marked the first day of The City of Calgary’s “Town Planning Week”. One hundred years ago on November 13, 1911 the first Calgary Planning Commission was established. All week centennial scroll will be displayed at City Hall, which includes, I believe (please correct me if I am wrong) pictures of some of the Mawson Report which came out in 1914. The Report was Thomas Mawson’s (a British town planner), idea of what Calgary would look like in 2014. It included boulevards, parks, beautiful public buildings, and squares. The purpose of the “Town Planning Week” is not only to see some of the past planning initiatives that have been done in the city and commemorate the people that have been involved, but also to promote the importance of planning in cities. For more information go to The City of Calgary Blog, and check out the ongoing video series at http://www.calgarycitynews.com/2011/11/century-of-vision-town-planning-week.html. If you have time I would very much recommend going to go check it out.

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One comment

  1. Luke · November 10, 2011

    If you can’t make it to the Town Planning Week (although let’s face it, you probably can), the huge maps and images from the Mawson plan that were presented almost a hundred years ago are actually kept at the U of C. Just send special collections an e-mail saying you’re interested, and you can behold what Calgary could have been!
    You can also read through the whole plan itself.

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