Did you know that the City of Calgary is currently developing a long-term
plan that will direct growth for the next 50 to 60 years?
The Plan It Calgary project explores possible futures for Calgary through
an integrated land use and mobility plan that accommodates an additional
1.3 million people and over 600,000 jobs. Managing how and where this
growth occurs will be critical in creating a sustainable city.
We want the outcomes of this project to provide Calgarians with the most
sustainable and equitable city – one that results in future generations
having a healthy natural environment, a resilient economy, vibrant
neighbourhoods and effective transportation - so that no matter where you
live, it is possible to live in Calgary without owning a car.
In order to achieve this fundamental shift in the way the city is built,
we need your help to encourage City Council to chose the most sustainable
and equitable options.
What is Happening Now?
The Plan It Calgary project is guided by the eight key directions for
land use and mobility. These were developed from the Council approved 11
sustainability principles crafted from imagineCALGARY, City policy and
Smart Growth principles. Upcoming opportunities for your input include the
Land Use, Planning & Transportation (LPT) Committee of City Council to
approve the eight key directions in mid-October, and a Big Map event in
Sustainable Calgary is working to inform Calgarians about the Plan It
Calgary project, the issues at stake and the importance of speaking up
right now while the process is underway. Your involvement is critical in
encouraging City Council to shift the direction that growth has taken in
the past and setting in place a significant milestone on the road to
becoming a Sustainable City. We need your help to move this action
Please join us to discuss, develop and implement …
A Campaign for a Sustainable Future
Date: Wednesday August 27
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: the Old YWCA building
223-12 Ave. S.W.
main floor meeting room
For more information about Plan It Calgary, visit www.calgary.ca/planit/
If you have the opportunity, please bring a snack to share.
Transit passes and babysitting provided upon request at the number above.
321-223 12 Ave. S.W
Calgary, AB T2N 2B1
Official Website: http://www.sustainablecalgary.ca
Added by codytorgerson on August 19, 2008