University of Calgary

Beverly Sandalack

  • Professor
  • Associate Dean -Landscape&Planning

Education

Dip Hort (Olds College, Alberta)

BPE (University of Calgary)

MLandArch (University of Manitoba)

PhD (Urban Design) (Oxford Brookes University, UK)

Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (FCSLA)

Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP) and Registered Professional Planner (RPP)

Personal Statement

I have been a professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design since 1999, prior to which I taught at two universities in Halifax and at Olds College, and practiced landscape architecture and planning with private sector firms in Calgary and Winnipeg. I am a registered landscape architect and planner specialized in urban design and I continue to practice, where our work emphasizes a landscape approach to urbanism.

I have been Associate Dean (Academic) since 2012. I am delighted that our new Master of Landscape Architecture program now joins our Master of Planning and Master of Architecture, forming an integrated suite of professional programs that help to make EVDS unique. I teach studios and theory courses, and work at combining my research, teaching, theoretical work, and professional practice in ways that challenge the status quo while remaining strongly practical.

My research is centred in the EVDS Urban Lab, an innovative research group that I have directed since 2000. It is an ongoing experiment in education, research, and outreach and provides internships for students and opportunities for university/community collaborations http://evds.ucalgary.ca/node/2247. Research falls under several topic areas, including urban design at various scales, urban morphology, neighbourhood planning and design, small town planning, parks and open space planning, and health and the built environment, with a particular focus on walkability. I am always interested in supervising new research students whose interests and background coincide with these topics in ways that can help to advance knowledge and practice.

Some outside involvements include chairing the Jury of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Student Design Competition (since 2003) http://iflaonline.org/awards/student-competition/,  and serving as a member of IFLA’s Education Committee, and I have contributed to design review as member and Co-Chair of the Design Review Panel for the Rural Municipality of Wood Buffalo (City of Fort McMurray) (2012-2014), and Member and Chair/Co-Chair of Calgary’s Urban Design Review Panel from 2004-2012. 

 

Selected Work

These are some publications and presentations representative of my interests and experience. See my CV for full list.

Books

  • Sandalack, Beverly A and Andrei Nicolai (2006) The Calgary Project: urban form/urban life. Calgary: University of Calgary Press http://press.ucalgary.ca/books/9781552382172,
  • Sandalack, Beverly A and Ann Davis, eds. (2005)  Excursions into the Cultural Landscapes of Alberta Calgary: The Nickle Arts Museum
  • Davis, Ann and Sandalack. Beverly A (eds.) (2005) Sense of Place: a catalogue of essays Calgary: The Nickle Arts Museum http://people.ucalgary.ca/~nickle/Old_site/sop.pdf
  • Sandalack, Beverly A, Andrei Nicolai and Robert Kirby (eds.) (2003) Making Better Civic Places: Urban Design at the University of Calgary, Calgary: Faculty of Environmental Design
  • Sandalack, Beverly A and Andrei Nicolai (1998) Urban Structure - Halifax: An Urban Design Approach, Halifax: Tuns Press http://tunspress.architectureandplanning.dal.ca/books/urbanstr_book.shtml

Articles, Book Chapters and Presentations

  • Sandalack, BA and F Alaniz Uribe (2015) ‘Into the future: are kids getting the best deal with neighbourhood design?’ Presentation at Walk21 Conference, Vienna, forthcoming
  • Alaniz Uribe, F and BA Sandalack (2015) ‘How to measure public space quality? Urban form and walkability in Calgary, Canada’ Presentation at Walk21 Conference, Vienna, forthcoming
  • Sandalack BA (2015) ‘Landscape Architecture: a profession for the 21st century’ Presentation and published abstract, International Federation of Landscape Architects Congress, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Sandalack, BA and F Alaniz Uribe (2015) ‘Townscape Analysis: Open Space Planning for a Better Public Realm’ Presentation at Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Congress, held in Mexico City
  • Sandalack, BA. (in press) ‘Community Plan and Urban Design Plan: Benalto Alberta’ in Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach. Ren Thomas (ed.) Toronto: Oxford University Press Canada
  • Sandalack, BA and A Alaniz Uribe (2014) ‘Whose Water Is It? climate change and politics in southern Alberta’, in Landscapes/Paysages. Invited, 16:4, p. 38-41
  • Sandalack, BA (2014) makeCalgary: Healthy Symposium, panelist, Calgary
  • Sandalack, BA (2014) ‘The EVDS Urban Lab: an on-going experiment in teaching, research, outreach’ Architecture Live Projects Pedagogy H Harriss, L Widder (eds) Routledge, pp. 99-108
  • Sandalack, BA, F Alaniz Uribe, G McCormack (2013) ‘Walkshed Size and Neighbourhood Type’ Journal of Urbanism 6:3, 236-255
  • McCormack, GR, M Rock, BA Sandalack, FA Uribe (2011) ‘Access to off-leash parks, street pattern and dog walking among individuals’ in Public Health 125, pp. 540-546
  • Sandalack, BA (2013) ‘Prairie Towns: Process and Form’, chapter in Place and Replace: Essays on Western Canada A Perry, EW Jones L Morton (eds) University of Manitoba Press, pp. 271-297
  • Sandalack, BA (2012) 'The Urban Forest and Urban Planning' International Society of Arboriculture, Prairie Chapter Keynote presentation, Canmore, Alberta
  • Sandalack, BA and A Nicolai (2012) ‘Time, Place and Structure: Typo-Morphological Analysis of Three Calgary Neighbourhoods’, chapter in Landscape and the Ideology of Nature in Exurbia: Green Sprawl KV Cadieux and L Taylor (eds) Routledge, pp. 185-217
  • Sandalack, BA and F Alaniz Uribe (2010) ‘Open Space Typology as a Framework for the Public Realm' in The Faces of Urbanized Space, R. Barelkowski (ed.)
  • Sandalack, BA (2010) ‘Urban Design: a state of mind and a methodology for city-making’ 2nd Xiamen International Forum on Urban Environment Xiamen, China
  • Sandalack, BA (2008) ‘Too conventional for our context? What to do before the bubble bursts’ Alberta Association of the Canadian Institute of Planners Annual Conference Keynote presentation, Banff, Alberta
  • Sandalack, Bev and Jim Dewald (2005-2008) Column on Calgary urban planning, design and development in the Calgary Herald http://www.ucalgary.ca/urbanlab/node/77

Research and Reports

  • Sandalack, BA, F Alaniz Uribe and the Urban Lab (2015) Centre City Audit for the City of Calgary, for City of Clgary Centre City, funded by the City of Calgary through the Urban Alliance
  • Sandalack, BA, F Alaniz Uribe and the Urban Lab (2013) St. Mary's University Campus Plan for St. Mary's University, Calgary
  • Sandalack, BA, F Alaniz Uribe and the Urban Lab (2012) Grouard Heritage and Cultural Resources Plan and Strategy for the Hamlet of Grouard, Alberta, funded by Alberta Rural Development Network
  • McCormack, Gavin and others in the Institute for Public Health, and Beverly A Sandalack, Francisco Alaniz Uribe and others in the EVDS Urban Lab (since 2007) Eco-EUFORIA - Economic Evaluation of Urban Form to Increase Activity, and Pathways to Weight, multi-year CIHR-funded research projects
  • Sandalack, BA, F Alaniz Uribe and the Urban Lab (2011) Transitioning Calgary’s Middle Ring: sustainabilty concepts pilot project for The CIty of Calgary, funded through the Urban Alliance
  • Sandalack, BA, F Alaniz Uribe and the Urban Lab (2009) Urban Form and Social Connectivity: What is the Relationship? for The City of Calgary, funded through the Urban Alliance
  • Sandalack, BA,  F Alaniz Uribe and the Urban Lab with Dillon Consulting (2009), Red Deer County Open Space Master Plan Phases 1-4, for Red Deer County
  • Sandalack, BA and The Urban Lab (2008) Killarney-Glengarry Neighbourhood Study - Initial Stage for Killarney-Glengarry Community Association
  • Sandalack, BA,  F Alaniz et al, The Urban Lab (2006) Benalto Area Redevelopment Plan, for Red Deer County
  • Sandalack, BA, A Nicolai, F Alaniz, F Shaw (2004) University of Calgary Planning Study part 1 for the University of Calgary
  • Sandalack, BA, A Nicolai (2003) High River Open Space Plan for the Town of High River
  • Sandalack, BA, J Marce Santa, the Urban Lab (2001) Beltline Urban Forest Inventory and Analysis for the Calgary Beltline Communities
  • Sandalack, BA, A Nicolai, the Urban Lab (2001) Cliff Bungalow-Mission Townscape and Process for Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Association and the City of Calgary
  • Sandalack, BA, A Nicolai (2001) Calgary Cultural District - a framework for the future for the Calgary EPCOR Performing Arts Centre and Glenbow Museum Cultural District Partnership

Awards

  • 2010: AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - PARK AND OPEN SPACE DESIGN Alberta Recreation Industry Awards of Excellence for Red Deer County Open Space Master Plan, with the Urban Lab and Dillon Consulting
  • 2010: AWARD OF MERIT Alberta Professional Planners Institute for Red Deer County Open Space Master Plan, with the Urban Lab and Dillon Consulting
  • 2009: REGIONAL CITATION AWARD Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards for Red Deer County Open Space Master Plan, with The Urban Lab & Dillon Consulting
  • 2007: NATIONAL HONOUR AWARD Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards for The Calgary Project: urban form/urban life, with Andrei Nicolai
  • 2007: NATIONAL HONOUR AWARD Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards for Benalto Area Redevelopment Plan, with The Urban Lab   
  • 2006: CALGARY HERITAGE AUTHORITY LION AWARD City of Calgary for Sense of Place, with A. Davis, L. Novak, R. Sandford
  • 2006 PLACE PLANNING AWARD Environmental Design Research Association (edra) for Sense of Place, with A. Davis, L. Novak, R. Sandford
  • 2006: NATIONAL HONOUR AWARD Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards for Sense of Place, with A. Davis, L. Novak, R. Sandford
  • 2004: NATIONAL CITATION AWARD Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards for Making Better Places: urban design at the University of Calgary, with R. Kirby & A. Nicolai
  • 2003: REGIONAL MERIT AWARD Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards for High River Open Space Plan, with A. Nicolai and The Urban Lab
  • 2002: NATIONAL MERIT AWARD Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards for Cliff Bungalow-Mission: Townscape and Process, with A. Nicolai and The Urban Lab
  • 2002: REGIONAL HONOUR AWARD Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards for Cliff Bungalow-Mission: Townscape and Process, with A. Nicolai and The Urban Lab
  • 2002: REGIONAL CITATION AWARD Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards for Beltline Urban Forest Inventory and Analysis, with The Urban Lab
  • 2001: REGIONAL CITATION AWARD Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards for Calgary Cultural District: a framework for the future, with A. Nicolai and The Urban Lab
  • 1999: NATIONAL HONOUR AWARD Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards for Urban Structure Halifax: an urban design approach, with Andrei Nicolai
  • 1999: REGIONAL HONOUR AWARD Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards for Urban Structure Halifax: an urban design approach, with Andrei Nicolai

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