The Calgary Project: Urban Form/urban Life

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University of Calgary Press, 2006 - Political Science - 209 pages
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The Calgary Project represents the culmination of five years of diligent research and observation in a unique and timely study of this prairie metropolis. The authors choose to look at the city of Calgary not only because of its phenomenal growth, but also to consider the premise that the evolution of any city reflects the ideology and cultural values of its inhabitants. When the different eras of significant growth are examined a pattern emerges that reflects the myriad of choices in urban design and planning and the impact of these decisions on the spatial qualities of the public realm. It is in this context that The Calgary Project serves as an invaluable case study for considering the often changing theories and practices of urban planning, providing a lens through which to analyze city form and its evolution.



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City development to 1914 1
World War I interwar years World War II 55

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Beverly Sandalack is Professor and founding Coordinator of the Urban Design Program in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary, and Director of the Urban Lab, an award-winning interdisciplinary research group. She is a landscape architect and planner with a specialisation in urban design. Dr. Sandalack is a member of Calgarys Urban Design Review Panel, Past President of the Alberta Association of Landscape Architects and a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, and Competitions Chair of the International Federation of Landscape Architects. She has been invited speaker and design jury member nationally and internationally, and is author of several books and numerous articles on urban design and cultural landsapes, including Urban Structure Halifax: an urban design approach (with Andrei Nicolai), and two recent publications arising from a recent exhibition on Sense of Place. She has a specialised interest in urban form and quality, with recent work on neighbourhood planning and walkability.

Andrei Nicolai has professional experience in architecture, architectural conservation, urban planning and design, and specialises in urban design. Andrei has professional experience in North America, Europe and the Middle East. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary and is currently working and teaching in the United Arab Emirates. His research and practice focus on townscape management and urban design, combining the areas of building typology and urban morphology with the social and political processes of place making.

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