Common Ground YYC – Episode 7: Calgary development roundtable

How will Calgary develop over the next 50 years? Here's what a handful of city developers and urban planners think

The new community of Seton in Calgary's southeast has a mix of denser buildings in the initial plan, instead of sprawling single-family homes. SCREENSHOT

Suburban growth or inner city? That’s the question. What about both?

In Episode 7 of the Common Ground YYC podcast, host Josh White (who is a developer), talks with a handful of Calgary developers and urban planning professionals.

Joining Josh are: Inner city developer Al Devani from rndsqr, Peter Schryvers, Joel Tiedemann from Anthem Developments and Bob van Wegen, Executive Director of the Marda Loop Business Improvement Area, and they chat about about some of the challenges ahead in meeting the Municipal Development Plan’s (MDP) density and development targets over the next 50 years.

It’s been a hot topic of late, with the potential cuts proposed to the Main Streets program, the cost of inner city development and how established communities can get the much-needed public realm improvements.

LiveWire also produced a piece recently on how Calgary’s new suburbs are more dense than some established neighbourhoods – and they call it the third ring.

Join Josh and guests for a robust discussion on development in Calgary and what lies and ahead and what needs to be done in order to keep Calgary growing in a responsible and sustainable way.


4 Trackbacks / Pingbacks

  1. Common Ground YYC – Episode 13: Couns. Gondek, Farrell and Carra – LiveWire Calgary
  2. North Calgary residents get first glimpse at North Hill growth plan – LiveWire Calgary
  3. Marda Loop: Diving into densification - LiveWire Calgary
  4. Common Ground YYC - S2E3: Brian Hahn, BILD Calgary CEO - LiveWire Calgary

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