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Rain or Shine: 5 Podcasts for your Long Weekend

Whether watching summer storms or enjoying the hot sun and a cool breeze (who can say in this town??), relax to these five sustainability-related podcasts on neighbours, ordering on the internet, happiness, running for office, and bear love. Neighbourhood Watch, Episode 420 of NPR’s “This American Life”: It’s amazing just how much drama can take place in […]

Map Your Neighbourhood

Weigh in on the best (and worst) places in your neighbourhood!  Where could you spend the whole day?  What are the best places to walk, cycle, or enjoy nature?  Which places hold the most memories? Active Neighbourhoods asked Bridgeland these questions and more at the 2014 Relocalization Fair.  120 community members placed 136 stickers on a map […]

Find Us At The Farmers’ Market

Join us today at the Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market today and weigh in on your favourite hubs are in the community for dog-walking, recreation, coffee-drinking and more. Come find our table, we’d love to hear how you access and utilize services in your communities. Plus: check out vendors at the market and take home summer-fresh […]

Get2gether Neighbourhood Challenge

A call for citizen projects to transform your neighbourhood Have you been mulling over a great project idea to help transform your neighbourhood? Are you ready to take the next step to make it a reality? Win a matching grant for your neighbourhood – up to $ 2,000. The Montreal Urban Ecology Center, in partnership with the Center […]

Getting Active In Bridgeland

The sun finally broke in Calgary, making for a beautiful Saturday at the Relocalization Fair in Bridgeland! Active Neighbourhoods asked locals to weigh in on the best spots in their community—best hubs for activities such as dog-walking, lawn-bowling, coffee-drinking, people-watching, recreation and cycling. Thanks to Open Streets Calgary, Arusha Centre, Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), REAP Calgary, Women’s […]

Activity Report: Active Neighbourhoods

Celia Lee, Project Lead Facilitator for Active Neighbourhoods, reports on the project’s status and how we’ll be selecting and working with our chosen communities.  We’ve been hearing a lot about Active Neighbourhoods and what they mean; can you tell me about the main goal of the Active Neighbourhoods Project? We’ll be working with communities to help […]

Active Neighbourhoods: Destinations

Commuting to work and school can seem like the most arduous daily trips we make and therefore draw our attention. In reality, they account for just a fraction of our daily travel. The majority of our travel is for social, recreational, shopping or other purposes. Providing opportunities in our communities for people to socialize, participate in activities […]

What Is Active Transportation?

Active Transportation is about getting around by using your own steam, be that walking, biking, and even transit. It may seem strange that transit is in that same mix, but since there are usually fairly significant portions of a trip that are spent walking (be that to a transit stop or to your destination after […]

Active Neighbourhoods: Engagement

In our previous posts, we suggested that the definition of an Active Neighbourhood can have numerous connotations: green, safe, interactive, sustainable. They can include safe schools and parks, transport options, bike lanes and public spaces. For Noel Keough, Assistant Professor, Urban Design at the University of Calgary, an Active Neighbourhood includes all of those things and […]

Active Neighbourhoods: Connections

Sustainable Calgary’s newest project, Active Neighbourhoods, aims to create opportunities for citizen engagement in the planning process as well as active transport options, with the goal of making selected communities more “liveable.” Last week, we introduced the discussed how Active Neighbourhoods can signify many different things to different people. To launch our discussion, we posed […]