A Campaign for a Sustainable Future

August 28, 2008 - 12:00am

Sustainable Calgary

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 November.

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 forward.

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 Avenue SW) main floor meeting room
RSVP: [email protected] or 403.270.0777

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.

Sustainable Calgary
321 - 223 12 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2N 2B1
(403) 270-0777


Old YWCA building, main floor meeting room
223 12 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB