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Conversation in Calgary may be full of anxiety right now, with low oil prices and the recession seeming to halt growth across the city. There is, however, one notable exception.

In Calgary’s booming East Village, construction cranes cover the skyline, and more than 50 companies are creating a new concept of a designed neighbourhood under the auspices of the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC).

Thursday, February 25th, 2016
7:00 PM
Professional Faculties Building
Room 2160

Dinner generously provided by friend of Environmental Design, Joanne Cuthbertson


About the Presentation

Tang Lee has covered a lot of territory over his 40-year career in sustainability, from energy conservation to harnessing solar power to his latest pursuit: developing technologies to help clean the air in China. 

Overall, Lee, a professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design, has seen a lot of progress and is particularly pleased to see solar energy take off.

Outside, Inside, and Between Things

Wednesday, February 17th
6:00 p.m. Lecture
7:30 p.m. Reception
University of Calgary Downtown Campus (Event Centre) - 906 – 8 Ave S


Bev Sandalack, associate dean and co-director of the Urban Lab, breaks down how neighborhood design influences walkability and how Calgary's development models are changing to make communities healthier and more vibrant. 

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SHoP: Out of Practice

Wednesday, January 6th
6:00 PM Lecture

University of Calgary Downtown Campus (Event Centre) - 906 – 8 Ave SW

Admission is free for students, $10 for non-students. Public welcome.

Please join us for the fourth installment in The Faculty of Environmental Design’s Design Matters 2015-2016 Lecture Series.

This year’s Adopt-a-Family drive reached 100% of its overall goal for the third consecutive year, raising more than $2000 in gifts, cash and presents for a mother and her two young children, currently staying at the Sonshine Centre.

Nancy Pollock-Ellwand, dean of the Faculty of Environmental Design, serves on the UNESCO International Council of Monuments and Sites’ World Heritage Review Panel. Once a year, the panel meets to review potential candidates for entry on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the definitive list of sites around the world of universal cultural or natural value.

Standing in a farmer’s field, down a rutted grid road, three and a half hours’ drive from campus, eight Master of Planning (MPlan) students from across Canada and the globe are trying to figure out how to save a rural county’s agricultural land, preserve its natural ecosystem and keep, and grow, its economic viability.

Associate Dean Bev Sandalack and FCC executive director Leslie Evans have signed a new long-term agreement between the Faculty of Environmental Design and the Federation of Calgary Communities to share resources and expertise, emphasizing community-based applied research. 

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