The 2017 Urban Design Invitational, Marlborough ed., dawned mild and sunny after the weekend’s Snowpocalypse. A HUGE thanks to all those who donated their time! Every time we hold this event, I am overcome by the enthusiasm, skill and creativity that participants bring to the work. A few highlights of the day: the concept of […]
Four schemes devised at the 2016 Urban Design Invitational were presented to Acadia residents at Neighbour Day in June 2016 and the Stampede BBQ in July 2016. Locals cast their votes and provided feedback. Here’s what we brought, and here’s what they had to say. Comments: The idea of bringing business to the […]
What do Acadia residents have to say? We rounded up their “hot spots” and “cool ideas”. Feedback was gathered in door-to-door surveys, an online survey, at community events and resident interviews. Suggestions were plentiful: […]
by Roxanne Leblanc The wintertime sun that is! And yes, it is possible to have fun outdoors in the wintertime. As a Canadian, I’m trying to get back in touch with my hardy, nature-loving roots. That means challenging myself to get outdoors, even when the temperature has dropped! Some days, motivating myself is tough. But […]
When Mayor Nenshi proclaimed that the Rotary Mattamy Greenway, “Will be the largest pathway system in the world,” he was onto something big. For anyone who recognizes the signature wayfinding signs identifying over 138 kilometers of pathway (in combination with City of Calgary pathways), they know the paved pathway system is nothing short of amazing. […]
Walking through Marlborough, many Calgarians may not be aware of the network of pathways that connect Marlborough’s grid-like streets and numerous parks. These hidden gems are what Marlborough residents call “Catwalks”. Given that Marlborough has several parks and institutions, these walkways do a great job of providing connections for pedestrians to travel […]
Bicycle Superhighways are specialized pieces of cycle infrastructure which were first pioneered by Denmark and the Netherlands. Since the early 2000’s, Bicycle Superhighways have become an innovative method of bicycle transit emerging in many countries overseas, typically in countries with milder climates. Bicycle highways differ from the typical North American bike lane given that they […]
by Roxanne Leblanc When was the last time you, or maybe someone you knew, couldn’t get into a building, or a room, or computer files for that matter? Did you feel frustrated? Discouraged? Angry perhaps? Now imagine living day in and day out not being able to get somewhere, or do something. A switch or […]
In preparation for Let’s talks about… Neighbourhoods, d.talks and Active Neighbourhoods went into McKenzie Towne for a local wine tasting to find out what residents do in their hood, how they feel about it, and how they get around. Here’s what we heard: So how does this reflect on how we design communities? Join us tomorrow, […]
Mark your calendars! Wednesday, May 18, 2016 @6PM, Glenbow Museum – we’ve teamed up with d.talks, and it’s all about the suburbs of the future. (Monorail, anyone?) Special guests June Williamson, Susanne Schindler, Jamal Ramjohn, Jyoti Gondek, and Grace Lui. RSVP here!
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