If someone asked you whether you were happy with the state of “governance” in Calgary, Alberta, and Canada, what would you say? What criteria would inform your answer? The World Bank describes governance as the “rules for the rulers”, and the “processes by which the rules are selected, defined, linked together, and [linked] with society […]
On Monday March 18 Sustainable Calgary, as a Partner Organization to the BC Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance – Scaling Innovation for Sustainability will be co-hosting a webinar on Diffusion of Innovation. The Webinar will be led by Robin Murray of the London School of Economics. Click on the link for more information (webinar)
Whatever the outcome of the raging Keystone XL pipeline battle, it is difficult to see a scenario where Alberta comes out a winner. If the pipeline goes ahead, we go further down the road of dependence on one of the most expensive, ecologically damaging, high-risk, mega-projects on earth. If it is halted, Albertans are left […]
Marshall McLuhan once wrote “The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete in the urban compound.” With the news last month that Calgary is at the bottom of the walkability heap according to Walk Score, isn’t it time we had a serious conversation about this urban wardrobe […]
The Life and Times of the Great American Automobile The revved-up extravaganza known as the North American International Car Show took over Detroit last week. There were the usual attractions – concept cars and the latest version of the once-mighty Stingray; hype around electric cars seems to have short-circuited and now it’s back to the […]
Calgary’s growth management strategy under siege South of the border there is much gnashing of teeth over the impending “fiscal cliff” on which the United States economy teeters. Meanwhile, here in Calgary, a proposed plan to avoid our very own fiscal cliff — a tsunami of infrastructure spending and maintenance that will bury us if […]
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Sustainable Calgary has just completed an innovative research project examining the concept of affordable living. Imagine if you had the real choice to avoid the cost of owning an automobile or of having one less automobile in your household? The implications for housing choice and affordability may surprise you. Download the report here.
Did you know that on Monday June 11 City Council will be considering adoption of a plan to house 60,000 more Calgarians in suburban greenfield development north of Stoney Trail? Sustainable Calgary has some serious concerns about this new proposal. Read more by downloading a copy of the report here.
Interested in new approaches to Sustainable Economic Development? Mike Lewis, author of Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady State Economy will be in Calgary next week May 29 (evening lecture at Downtown Library) and 30 (morning Cooperatives Workshop at Headspace in Sunalta) and May 30 afternoon (Calgary Economic Development) for these events.
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