Category Archives: Calgary

“Social Sustainability”: Clarity is in the Context

Freya Kristensen is a PhD candidate in the department Geography at Simon Fraser University and a researcher with the SFU Centre for Sustainable Community Development. Her work examines how international municipal sustainability networks influence policy learning around sustainability. She is … Continue reading

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The Green Dividend of Social Sustainability

Freya Kristensen is the most recent addition to our Affiliated Researcher Program.  A PhD candidate in the department Geography at Simon Fraser University and a researcher with the SFU Centre for Sustainable Community Development, her work examines how international municipal … Continue reading

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SCI launches infrastructure costs and urban growth management guide

Meeting the infrastructure needs of a rapidly growing population can often overwhelm the capacity of a city to pay for new infrastructure while maintaining its existing stock of roads, water and wastewater facilities, schools and other public facilities and services. … Continue reading

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Counting the Cost of Urban Growth

By Margaret McKenzie “Many cities don’t take cost into account when making long term decisions about their future growth patterns” says Patricia Gordon Director of Sustainable Cities International Cities Network. “We know that compact development costs less and numerous, respected … Continue reading

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Carbonn Launches First Climate Registry Report for Cities

By Margaret McKenzie, Senior Associate, SCI CIDA Africa Program COP17 is in its second week and there is increasing uncertainty about the possibility of clear agreements on global action to present climate change. The launch of the first annual report of … Continue reading

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Reflections on Naheed Nenshi’s win

Hugo Haley, MCIP is an urban planner working in Vancouver and was previously a Senior Planner with the City of Calgary. Naheed Nenshi has now been sworn in as the new mayor of Calgary. In his recent, come-from-behind election victory he upset two better … Continue reading

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Breaking down the silos

Dick Eberson from the city of Calgary at the Sustainable Cities Plus Network Conference.

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