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The phrase “sustainable energy usage” might seem out of place when referring to retail development in the deep south of a sprawling metropolis, but the latest project of Brookfield Residential attempts to combine both. The publicly traded company used more than 250 solar panels, each composed of 60 monocrystalline silicon solar cells, to power the outdoor lighting for both the streets and parking lot in the retail section of Seton (which currently houses Save On Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart, Bank of Montreal and an assortment of fast-food joints).
Calgary’s main developers group apologized Thursday after igniting furor and mockery with an article some say preached segregation by suggesting that gay couples may not feel comfortable living “in a world of heterosexual suburbanites.”
But it only did so after several cries of protest — most notably from Mayor Naheed Nenshi.
The Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) earned the City of Calgary’s top honour at the Mayor’s Urban Design Awards (MUDA) for the 2013 Community Improvement Project in Victoria Park.
On Sept. 29, 2012, EVDS students, faculty and alumni headed to Victoria Park, an urban neighbourhood in Calgary’s Beltline community, to participate in an exciting community enhancement project in conjunction with the Victoria Park Business Revitalization Zone.