Urban Sprawl & Land Use

Living in the Natural Environment 2011

Feb 4 2011 - 11:00pm to Feb 5 2011 - 4:00am

The M.D. of Bighorn is again presenting Living in the Natural Environment on Friday February 4, 2011.

This year’s event will be at the Cochrane RancheHouse from 4-9pm. As we have in the past, the Hall of Vision has been rented to provide an opportunity for non-profit organizations like yours to showcase their work and provide resources at no cost to your organization.

If you haven’t been to Living in the Natural Environment before, here are a few details: Read More


Cochrane RancheHouse
Cochrane , AB

Action Alert: Say no to re-zoning of Edmonton’s prime agricultural land!

Nov 13 2008 - 1:45am

Greater Edmonton Alliance

Come to City Hall for public hearings on Wednesday, November 12th at 6:45pm and let city council know Edmonton wants Food Security for the downtown!

Northeast Edmonton has a unique microclimate and contains the best soils in the province. Presently it is home to a number of market gardens supplying home-grown vegetables and fruits to Edmonton’s downtown and beyond. In a world that is increasingly becoming more unstable, it is important that our decision makers look out for our community health and our security. Paving over some of our best agricultural land for unfettered industrial developments is not smart for sustainable community development.

Even though the current Municipal Development Plan speaks to issues of water, energy, transportation and even disaster management, it does not explicitly speak to concerns around food security. We need to demonstrate to city council that local food production, food security and local healthy food are issues that need to be considered! Read More


City Hall Council Chambers
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB

A Campaign for a Sustainable Future

Aug 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. Read More


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

Action Alert: Have your say on Plan It Calgary

Sierra Club of Canada — Chinook Group

Now is your chance to tell City Hall what its priorities should be for planning Calgary's growth this century.

On Wednesday, April 16, the City of Calgary's Standing Policy Committee on Land Use, Planning and Transportation will discuss the results of the Plan It Calgary process, and come up with recommendations for how the city should proceed with a long-term growth strategy. Read More

Sierra Club Chinook Group Monthly Meeting: "Bridge to Community: The Affordable Housing Crisis in Alberta"

Sierra Club of Canada — Chinook GroupThe Chinook Group’s next monthly public meeting will take place on February 6 at 7 pm at the Calgary Area Outdoor Council building (1111 Memorial Drive NW). The meeting will feature a screening of the documentary “Bridge to Community: The Affordable Housing Crisis in Alberta” followed by a discussion. Read More

Low Impact Development Conference: Innovations in Urban Development

Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership and the City of Edmonton are pleased to present a low impact development conference, "Innovations in Urban Development". The goal of the conference is to provide an opportunity for participants to gain a greater understanding of low impact development concepts and real life initiatives. The conference will include a workshop as well as key presentations over a wide range of topics. Topics will include storm water management, wetland and riparian area protection, land use bylaws, LID practices in urban drainages and more. Read More

A Sustainable, Equitable, and Smart Transportation Forum

Not all the talk about transportation focuses on traffic...because not everyone owns a car. In fact not everyone can afford a car or can afford a bus pass. Transportation to many is more of a 'barrier' rather than a 'mode' of travel. Join The Sustainable Calgary Society and The Federation of Calgary Communities, Fellow Travelers and Special Guests in addressing Transportation issues these pressing issues and where we go from here to ensure Calgary's transportation is Sustainable, Equitable and Smart in the future.Cost: $10.00 or pay what you can Read More

Documentary Screening and Affordable Housing Panel: "The End of Suburbia"

What: Screening of documentary film The End of Suburbia to be followed by a panel discussion with local advocates and environmentalists, as well as members of the To the Tar Sands bike tour. When: 7:00 pmWhere: University of Calgary, Murray Fraser Hall, Room 164Admission: By donation Read More

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