Have you ever wondered who decides what gets built where in Calgary? The answer is more complicated than you might think.
If you are passionate about land use planning but are still learning how it all works, you might be interested in some of the upcoming Partners in Planning courses. Three core courses cover the basics of the development approval process, and three elective courses cover topics like transportation planning and community character.
The courses are free to attend, thanks to a partnership between the Federation of Calgary Communities and The City. Attend as few or as many as you like, but if you complete all three core courses and at least one elective, you will receive our Partners in Planning Certificate.
If you would like to join us, all you need to do is register online so we know you’re coming.
Partners in Planning Courses
Basics of Implementation Planning
Learn about the planning process and how to respond to development and land use applications circulated to your community.
The Land Use Bylaw
Learn how to navigate and understand Calgary’s Land Use Bylaw and how the rules are applied to development applications. This is an excellent overview of this important document.
Development Appeals at the SDAB
Learn about the appeals process, what makes a well-reasoned planning case and how to give effective presentations to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.
Moving people and goods between places is just as important as having great places to go. Learn how The City prioritizes transportation projects, encourages transit use and cycling, and how traffic impacts are considered.
Planning for Growth and Change
Planning a city requires long-term thinking. Learn about The City’s 60-year land use and transportation plans and how their vision can direct growth and change. Find out how to influence the evolution of your community.
Learn what creates “community character” and how architecture, building scale, landscape and their relationship with public spaces, through good design and planning decisions, can be used to strengthen and enhance community character. This course draws from the fields of urban design and heritage planning. There is a walking tour portion, so dress as appropriate.