Ecological

Social

Cultural

Economic

Your Sustainable Guide to Calgary’s Festivals – 2015

It is beginning to feel a lot more like summer in Calgary. The cherry and crab apple trees are bloomnig, the Bow River bike paths are beginning to fill with more cyclists and Canada Goose Goslings, and our calendars are beginning to fill with festivals festivals festivals! Calgary has a wide variety of summer festivals throughout the city, […]

Six Fast Facts – What Kids Need in Cities

In recent decades, our cities and our ideas around childhood and parenting have changed a lot, however, one of the most significant changes is that children are disappearing from our cities’ public places and outdoor spaces. 1) Kids Need Cities They can Explore On Their Own This article, mentions Free-Range Parenting, a type of parenting […]

Talking about Winter Walking: Winter Retrospective 1 of 3

During our work in the Bridgeland community over the last few months, we have heard a lot about difficulties residents face when walking in the neighbourhood during the winter, specifically difficulties seniors living in the neighbourhood face. This past January we followed the same route a local group of seniors “walk-audited” last autumn in order […]

Cyclists of Calgary – Winter 2014/2015

For years, the majority of people in our city have assumed that once the temperatures drop below 0 C and the snow drifts begin to build up, we put away our walking shoes, tuck our bikes into the garage and bundle into our cars for 8 months until the walking and cycling weather returns. But […]

Pedestrians of Calgary – Winter 2014/2015

For years, the majority of people in our city have assumed that once the temperatures drop below 0 C and the snow drifts begin to build up, we put away our walking shoes, tuck our bikes into the garage and bundle into our cars for 8 months until the walking and cycling weather returns. But […]

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 […]