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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 […]

Five Fast Facts – Commuting and Happiness

1. Commuting affects the shape and quality of our social networks A study done in 2009 in Switzerland found that people who commute longer distances to work tend to have friends that live farther away from one another. This tends to mean these individuals’ friends are less likely to know each other and their social networks […]

Winterpalooza 2015 Starts This Week!

For its second year, the organizers of Cyclepalooza are bringing Calgary cyclists a celebration of biking and winter – Winterpalooza! This year’s events include the Winterpalooza Photo Booth – stop by to get a portrait taken of you and your bicycle and organizers will provide you with warm cocoa, swag and a gift certificate to BikeBike. […]

Women’s Safety Walk, February 4 @5:30PM

The Women’s Centre and Sustainable Calgary are partnering to run a Women’s Safety Walk on Winter Wak Day – Wednesday, February 4 at 5:30pm.  The purpose of the walk is to move through the community to identify specific places where women might feel unsafe, and talk about solutions. These recommendations will be used by Sustainable […]

Emerging Innovations in Social Enterprise Course

Social Enterprise has united people, planet, and profit by contributing to the economy and employing millions of people. This course explores emerging innovations in social enterprise an intersection of business, profit, non-profit, cooperative, and government to achieve a dynamic hybrid of new businesses and social opportunities. This course will survey collaborator support, financial intelligence, ecological judgment, […]

Five Fast Facts -Biking and Wellbeing

1. Cycling as a mode transportation meets recommended amounts of daily exercise Stats Canada reports that 48% of Canadians are physically inactive, meaning they complete the equivalent of less than half an hour of walking per day, while another study finds that 41% of Albertans get recommended amounts of exercise per day. By cycling to […]

Happy New Year!

We hope you had a lovely holiday season! It’s been a busy first 6 months for Sustainable Calgary’s Active Neighbourhoods project in Bridgeland.  We’ve been collaborating with the Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association (and many others) to find out what residents think of Bridgeland’s capacity for walking, cycling and green space – with the ultimate goal of implementing pilot design projects. Our travelling map of […]