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  •  February 29, 2020
     9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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The theme for this Community Planning Exchange is “Next Generation Planning ”. The City is creating a new planning system that will address the gaps in existing policies and create better experiences for people who live, work, play and visit Calgary.

Guidebook– The new Guidebook is the first step to creating the urban form categories and helps the local area plans lay down the foundation to create a vision that focuses on the street experience. It provides the tools to capture the key elements (i.e., overlays) within the community, and policies (Chapter 3) to provide best practice on development. The new Guidebook is the first step in the new planning system and sets the foundation for a renewed Land Use Bylaw.

Multi-Community Local Area Plans– The new Guidebook influences the way that we approach local area planning (i.e., Area Redevelopment Plans also called Local Area Plans (LAPs)). Part of this approach is to establish Multi-Community Local Area Plans that include policies for a group of communities instead of those stand-alone plans, as was the practice in the past. This strategy allows a consistent approach across the places where life and activity occur, that does not always stop at community boundaries. This allows a larger picture of assessing amenities – like parks and schools, infrastructure – like roads and sewer, and shopping or service areas that impact community evolution spanning numerous communities.
Established Areas Growth and Change (EAGCS)– Redevelopment and change happens faster in some communities than others, those communities where redevelopment is occurring will need improvements to their infrastructure and public spaces. How will the City fund these improvements and support these communities?

Through presentations and discussions, you will earn how these 3 projects are connected and how they will guide how planning and development will evolve in Calgary.

Click here to read more on the Guidebook and other related projects https://www.calgary.ca/PDA/pd/Pages/Current-studies-and-ongoing-activities/Guidebook-for-Great-Communities.aspx 

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