In 2013 a formal collaboration agreement between the Federation of Calgary Communities (Federation) and SAPL’s Master of Planning Program was signed. With this agreement in place the Federation has become the linking agency between the Program and Community Associations that are interested in participating in this studio (EVDP644).
The City of Calgary is a strong supporter of this collaboration. Through the Urban Alliance, described as “a strategic partnership between The City of Calgary and the University of Calgary to promote the seamless transfer of cutting-edge research between The City and the University, for the benefit of all our communities” (Urban Alliance Website), the City shares access to all available data including census, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), vector drawings, aerial photography, traffic counts and relevant reports.
There is a long history of collaboration between our school and the community. This studio (EVDP644) is one more example of SAPL’s strong commitment to serving the community where we are located, providing a valuable service and knowledge dissemination, while Community Associations contribute to the teaching and learning of our students.
This website is also a repository of all the work completed since 2013. The list of participating communities and the final reports from the students are available on the Projects page.
The course is lead by two professors who act not only as instructors but also as project managers and coordinators. Each professor works directly with a group of no more than 15 students. The teaching team works closely with the Federation throughout the year leading and initiating the process.
Current teaching team:
Prof. Francisco Alaniz Uribe (2013 - current)
Dr. Fabian Neuhaus (2019 - current)
Dr. Mary-Ellen Tyler (2016 - 2018)