Panel Discussion and AGM: March 30 @7PM

March 30 @7PM Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association, Hall, 917 Centre Ave NE Join Sustainable Calgary for an evening of engaging discussion as part of our Annual General Meeting. This is an opportunity to meet the board and active members of Sustainable Calgary, and to learn more about us and how you can get involved – or just renew […]

Tom Babin @SafeandSmooth, March 19

Tom Babin – author of widely acclaimed book Frostbike, editor for the Calgary Herald and bike blogger – is a leading expert in Calgary on the topics of complete streets and our city’s developing bike culture. Babin also writes for the blog “Pedal”, one the most widely read cycling blogs in Canada. Frostbike  Frostbike, Babin’s first book, delves into […]

Robert van Dongen @SafeandSmooth, March 19, 9:00AM

How the Green Environment Affects Behaviour Robert van Dongen is a lecturer at NHTV Breda University, one the Netherland’s most renowned schools in transportation design and planning, where his research focuses on environmental psychology, urban green spaces, and governance and policy. Van Dongen will be hosting a participatory session focusing on the ways in which natural […]

Ben Hamilton-Ballie @SafeandSmooth, March 18, 11:00AM

Designing for Self-Organizing Shared Spaces Ben Hamilton-Ballie is one of Britain’s leading experts in transportation, best known for his work in Shared Spaces, Safe Routes and Home Zones. Hamilton-Ballie is a landscape architect, urban designer and partner of Hamilton-Baillie Associates. He has worked with government agencies, developers and community groups to develop policies and provide innovative […]

Paul van de Coevering @SafeandSmooth, March 18, 2:00PM

How the Built Environment Affects Behaviour Paul van de Coevering, a researcher at Netherlands Institute for Spatial Research and Phd student at Tu-Delft, is an up-and-coming expert in the area of the built environment and travel behaviour. In 2012-2013, Van de Coevering introduced his project Retrofitting Car-Dependant Cities in Calgary. Van de Coevering will be […]

Lori Beattie @SafeandSmooth, March 19, 11:00AM

Lori Beattie, the author of Calgary’s Best Walks, Calgary’s Best Hikes and Walks, and Calgary’s Best Bike Rides and Trails, is one of our city’s leading experts on walking, biking and urban hiking. She has written for the Calgary Herald, for Avenue Magazine, and leads walks, hikes, snowshoe and cross-country ski events in Calgary. Calgary’s […]

Fred Wegman @SafeandSmooth, March 18, 9:30AM

Leading the Politics of Change, March 18, 9:30 AM @ Safe and Smooth Symposium 3 Fred Wegman, Director of the Institute for Road Safety Research in the Netherlands, is internationally recognized for his contributions to road safety systems. Wegman works mainly in the policy side of transportation planning, and has been involved in developing road safety strategies […]

David Engwicht @ Safe & Smooth Symposium, March 18

Ways to Change Your Neighbourhood Using People and Power… David Engwicht, Australia’s “Traffic Calming Guru”, is best known for pioneering the ideas of Walking School Buses and Neighbourhood Pace Cars. Unlike many traffic design experts, Engwicht did not start out as a formally trained urban planner, but began his career in traffic-calming activism as a […]

Open House: Designing A Liveable Bridgeland

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 7-9PM @Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association, Downstairs Hall Join students and faculty from the NHTV University of Applied Sciences Breda (Netherlands) for an Open House showcasing their designs, to make Bridgeland the most liveable, walkable and vibrant community in Calgary.  Your feedback will contribute to the Active Neighbourhoods project, and influence future design […]

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Five Fast Facts – What Does our Aging Population Need?

  1. Our aging population needs better sidewalks and crosswalks In this podcast David Foot, an economist and demographer at University of Toronto, addresses the need for longer pedestrian lights at crosswalks for older people who walk more slowly and tapered sidewalk curbs that reduce the chances of older adults tripping. These needs align with the […]