Our Projects

Sustainable Calgary Society’s major projects include:

  • Active Neighbourhoods Calgary
    • Active Neighbourhoods is aimed at creating opportunities for citizen engagement in the planning process as well as active transport options, with the goal of making selected communities more “liveable.” The plan is not to overhaul neighbourhoods with grand schemes, but rather to create achievable projects that will have a significant benefit in the daily lives of citizens, as identified by citizens. Read more…
  • State of Our City reports
    • The Sustainable Calgary State of Our City project is an in-depth look at the health of Calgary’s living environment. We are tracking Calgary’s long-term health and vitality by using a set of sustainability indicators such as rates of volunteerism, housing affordability, bird population surveys, adult literacy and transit usage, and more. Read more…
  • The Citizens’ Agenda Project
    • What happens when you ask Calgarians how to make the city healthy, vibrant and sustainable?  You get more than 1,000 people working together discussing, debating and deciding how to build a city for everyone. The result is the Citizens’ Agenda. Read more…
  • The Citizens’ Agenda Project Phase 2 – A City Built For Everyone
    • Initiated in 2007, the purpose and focus of the project is to build awareness and understanding of the Citizen Agenda policy and action priorities and engage people in making these priorities a reality. Read more…
  • Smart Growth
    • “Overcoming Barriers to Sustainable Urban Development: Towards Smart Growth in Calgary” is a discussion paper prepared for the Calgary Citizens’ Forum by David Couroux, Noel Keough, Byron Miller and Jesse Row. Read more…
  • The Sustainability Book Club
    • Discuss ground-breaking, informative books dealing with themes and issues affecting the city and world today with facilitators from Sustainable Calgary, Arusha and EcoLiving Events. Read more…
  • Sustainable Indicator Research
    • Since 1996 over 2000 Calgarians have been a part of the process to select, research and document these 36 indicators. Through this participatory process we have demonstrated that Calgarians are willing and able work together to produce a high-quality report on the long-term health and vitality of our city. Read more…