The Planning Sustainable Cities Initiative is an imperative contribution to the knowledge, skills and values of current and future planners, business, political, community, and environmental design practitioners. It will generate public debate on economic, social and environmental issues of great importance to our cities and the global agenda of the 21st century. Beginning in the term of 2007, the Planning Program at EVDS will bring to the University of Calgary recognized experts who are dedicated to understanding the interrelationships between people and their built and natural surroundings. Topics to be covered include best practices in sustainable community planning, ecologically-sensitive development, planning for sustainable regeneration of downtown and suburban communities, new forms of governance to manage urban growth, and the challenge of triple-bottom-line (financial, environmental, social) to the livability of our cities.
Project supported by the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, the City of Calgary and private donors.