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The Active Neighbour Series: Episode 3 – Matt Heller

How do Calgarians get around, what barriers get in their way, and what opens the flood gates to let them explore? In this series you will meet fellow Calgarians and learn about their experiences using active transportation in our city. How do they get around – is it fun or infuriating? Easy or challenging? The […]

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The Active Neighbour Series – Episode 2: Deb Lee

How do Calgarians get around, what barriers get in their way, and what opens the flood gates to let them explore? In this series you will meet fellow Calgarians and learn about their experiences using active transportation in our city. How do they get around – is it fun or infuriating? Easy or challenging? The […]

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The Active Neighbour Series – Episode 1: Cal Schuler

How do Calgarians get around, what barriers get in their way, and what opens the flood gates to let them explore? In the Active Neighbour blog series you will meet fellow Calgarians and learn about their experiences using active transportation in our city. How do they get around – is it fun or infuriating? Easy […]

Five Fast Facts – How Active Transportation Contributes to Good Health

1. People are less likely to be injured in areas with calm traffic    Image retrieved from http://www.bikecalgary.org/node/3959 Pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, and children are less likely to be injured when communities and roads are built with ways to calm traffic, including: speed bumps lower speed limits traffic circles raised medians And, as more people feel […]

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What is health equity?

WHAT IS HEALTH EQUITY?  I grew up in north-west Calgary, close enough to my elementary school to walk and bike there every day. Despite this, my community was a typical suburban Calgary development – no sidewalks, no reasonable transit access, and the closest grocery store was an hour walk away.  Not exactly walkable.  After I […]

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Co-Designing the Active City: Launching New Tools for Canadian Communities

Today, Active Neighbourhoods Canada Network (ANC), a partnership between the Montréal Urban Ecology Centre (MUEC), Sustainable Calgary (SC) and the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), is launching its bilingual web platform urbanismeparticipatif.ca / participatoryplanning.ca Canadians are increasingly recognizing the importance of co-design, which meaningfully involves citizens in the planning of their communities. These innovative practices are transforming […]

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Activity Report

Happy Thursday, and Happy New Year! Sustainable Calgary is excited to be embarking on several new and re-newed projects in 2018.  To catch up on our past participatory design work with Active Neighbourhoods Canada, check out these links on High River, Marlborough, Acadia and Bridgeland-Riverside.  So far, three Alberta communities have either implemented proposed design projects, or […]

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Call for Proposals – YYC Artists and Designers

Active Neighbourhoods invites artist-design teams to submit their qualifications to create a vibrant, temporary public space in a SE community parking lot, on a $12,000-$14,500 budget.  The project will be revealed on August 19 as part of a local event. About the Active Neighbourhoods project How can the design of our communities contribute to health, […]