Research Round-up on Walking

Why you should hold your meetings on the move, drive less, and rally around good urban design. While the benefits of walking have been hailed for centuries (see Frederic Gros’ “A Philosophy of Walking“) the peer-reviewed research adding up, confirming Nietzsche’s heartfelt manifestos.  Walking really does enhance creativity – a great reason to take your brainstorming sessions […]

Long Weekend, Long Format

Whether you’re road-tripping or having a “staycation” this long weekend, we’ve found three enlightening podcasts related to walking, communities and sustainability – and one fun internet quiz from 1985! Sound perplexing? Just wait until you see your results. Walking Matters, from Ideas on CBC Radio Journalists, writers, a zookeeper and a family physician explore how […]

Buying Groceries, Bridgeland Jaunt and Your Input

Did you know that citizens attending the Bridgeland Farmers’ Market drive less on average than Ward 9 residents, and walk, carpool and drive more? Residents of Ward 9 (which encompasses other inner city neighbourhoods like Inglewood and Renfrew) in turn, walk and cycle more than the rest of Calgary on average. That being said, they still […]

Bridgeland Jaunt – August 27

What makes your neighbourhood great? What would you change, and why? And what does urban design have to do with it? To chat about these and many more questions, join Sustainable Transportation specialist Ryan Martinson for a walk through Bridgeland, à la Jane Jacobs, to swap ideas on what’s working, what isn’t, and what you can do […]

Active Neighbourhoods Profiled on Space + Place

Active Neighbourhoods was recently profiled on Space + Place, a weekly program covering architecture, the city and visual culture on CJSW 90.9FM. Space + Place is hosted by Amery Calvelli of D.Talks – a Calgary-based not-for-profit leading discussions on design and the built environment. Amery interviewed Active Neighbourhoods Lead Facilitator Celia Lee and Sustainable Calgary […]

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 […]