A SAPL/Federation Partnership
What is it?
Your community will work with Master of Planning graduate students from the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) at the University of Calgary to identify issues regarding density, physical planning, urban design and land use, to create a visioning document for the community. Your community’s input will drive the project and the form the basis for students to create design solutions.
What are the benefits?
You will gain a deeper understanding of your community, its needs, and knowledge to make informed decisions moving forward. This
can help with future policy, such as multi-community plans. Residents will have the opportunity to lead the planning process as community input will be the centre of the project.
What do students produce?
Students will create a report containing design ideas to solve
problems or enhance your community, based on sound planning principles. The report may contain a variety of visual products to assist you in expressing your community’s future vision. For example, students may provide you with maps, data, policy reviews, 3D renderings, physical 3D models, or other products
tailored to your needs.
What to expect
End of January
One physically-distanced or virtual community walkabout with students and a few board members
Mid-February, mid-March and mid-April
One or two board members to sit on the steering committee, which will have three
virtual feedback and review meetings with the students
End of February
One online community workshop, which is open to all members of the community. It is important that residents, businesses, and stakeholders attend. Active participation is crucial for the success of this collaboration
Attendance at one virtual public open house, which is open to all members of the community
Deadlines and timelines
Submit your application before October 30th.
Looking for more information or have any questions?
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