Next Calgary

Next Calgary is the platform for innovation in co-created content. We are developing strategies for stakeholder participation and implementation lead visions for the city of later. If it’s shared it sticks. This project is curated by Sandra Abegglen and Fabian Neuhaus in collaboration with everybody involved in the different activities. Explore >

Laboratory for Integrative Design (LiD)

LID is an inter-, multidisciplinary group, and operates in areas of overlap between design, its allied disciplines of engineering and production, and other fields, such as computer science, material science, mathematics and biology.

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Center for Civilization

The Center for Civilization is a design research lab and international think tank working at the intersection of cities, society, and civilization. Aspiring to redesign current paradigms and operating procedures of contemporary civilization, the Center develops and executes sponsored design research projects across a variety of media, methods and matter in collaboration with their partners and patrons. Explore >

Sustainable Calgary

For the past two decades, Sustainable Calgary has been the product of partnerships and relationships. We collaborate with other organizations and convene with community around big questions and ideas. Most of our projects fall into one of our two core programmes – Active Neighbourhoods Canada or Housing Transportation Food Nexus Fund – but we also pursue one-off project opportunities.

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Urban Lab

The Urban Lab deals with urban design, community planning, and urban development. Established in 2000, this is an ongoing experiment in university-community collaboration involving faculty, students and the public.

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Structural Design Lab

Multidisciplinary group of professionals and academics interested in the design, fabrication, and installation of lightweight structures. Areas of research include deployable structures, tensile membrane structures, and tensegrity structures

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History & Theory of Modern Architecture & Urbanism

Significant interdisciplinary academic and archival strengths in the history and theory of modern architecture and urbanism in Canada exist at the University of Calgary to support graduate research and scholarship.

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Solar Energy & Community Design Lab

A cross-disciplinary research group focusing on the holistic design of energy-efficient, resilient, solar neighbourhoods that aims to not only minimize negative environmental impacts in the built urban environment, but also improve quality of life.

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Cities, Policy & Planning Lab

The Cities, Policy & Planning lab was established in 2004 as a research initiative facilitating partnerships with academics, students and professionals interested in interdisciplinary research on a wide variety of planning issues. 

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Sustainability Studies

Sustainability is part of everything we do at the University of Calgary. The Sustainability Studies Program is a research group that also administers the Certificate in Sustainability Studies, the Uganda Field School and a local field school, the Simon Farm Project.

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