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Healthy Places: Focus on Healthcare

  When you think about health and health care, what do you see? It’s a more complicated question than it may seem on the surface, and the image that gets conjured up is different for everyone. Some of you may think of hospitals and pharmacies, or breathing easy as you take a stroll through your […]

Open Streets brought pedal-powered stereo and bubbles... and the band!

Time is on Our Side

My mother enjoys responding to certain situations by quoting pithy sayings that capture folk wisdom in neat little proverbs. There were few occasions she didn’t have one of these gems to send my way. Here are a few examples: *busting into my bedroom at 8 am on a Saturday morning – “wakey wakey! Remember, the […]


The Active Neighbour Series: Episode 3 – Matt Heller

How do Calgarians get around, what barriers get in their way, and what opens the flood gates to let them explore? In this series you will meet fellow Calgarians and learn about their experiences using active transportation in our city. How do they get around – is it fun or infuriating? Easy or challenging? The […]

Five Fast Facts – How Active Transportation Contributes to Good Health

1. People are less likely to be injured in areas with calm traffic    Image retrieved from Pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, and children are less likely to be injured when communities and roads are built with ways to calm traffic, including: speed bumps lower speed limits traffic circles raised medians And, as more people feel […]


What is health equity?

WHAT IS HEALTH EQUITY?  I grew up in north-west Calgary, close enough to my elementary school to walk and bike there every day. Despite this, my community was a typical suburban Calgary development – no sidewalks, no reasonable transit access, and the closest grocery store was an hour walk away.  Not exactly walkable.  After I […]

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Acadia Pop Rocks – August 19, 2017, 10AM-4PM

You’re invited! The parking lot at 430 Acadia Dr SW is being turned into an outdoor living room on August 19, 2017, from 10AM-4PM – coinciding with the Acadia Parade of Garage Sales. Featuring new, designed-for-Acadia furniture, espresso, a pop-up bookstore, bocce ball, ping pong, board games, arts & crafts, complimentary snacks, and simple traffic calming along Acadia Drive. […]

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Surplus School Sites – an evolving ideology for diversification?

Reflecting on my formative years growing up in the ‘60’s across the street from an elementary school, I watched the school property change as community values evolved. The driver was evolving ideologies around land use, mobility and public places in my community. Across the street and the nation perceptions of ‘safe place’ were gradually changing. […]

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Calgary’s Public Art Walking Tour

By Sydney Honsberger-Grant Photos By Grace Honsberger-Grant Art: that elective you bemoaned in junior high, or the theme of all too many boring museums. It can sometimes be difficult to recognize the arts amidst pretentious critics and excessive air conditioning, but there is no denying that art can have a profound and positive value in […]

Review of Calgary's new cycle tracks

Review of Calgary’s New Cycle Tracks

By Kate Beck Calgary’s new cycle tracks through the downtown core have been a major topic of discussion this summer. There have been many positive reviews, some mixed reviews, and some negative reviews, so I decided to go check the new cycle tracks out for myself. Like we’ve done in the past with some of […]

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Five Fast Facts – Playable Cities

1. Playable Cities Rethink the Purpose of Our Cities Playable Cities is an idea that puts people and play at the heart of the design of the future city and encourages residents and visitors to rethink services, places and stories in our cities. Playable Cities breaks away from the idea that cities must focus only on […]