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Congratulations to Greg Morrow, assistant professor at the Faculty of Environmental Design, who has been appointed the first Richard Parker Professorship.

The state of Calgary’s expanding landscape — and what to do about it — is constantly debated by city council, the home builders’ association, and pundits on Twitter. The city’s urban design affects more than just roads and houses — it changes the kind of life Calgarians live, what kind of talent we attract and the health outcomes we can expect.

If you were at Calgary's Folk Festival this past weekend, did you see EVDS graduate student Natalie Robertson's 'Energy Harvesters' at the National Stage or by the entrance of the Main Gate?

The Crescent Heights Community Association (CHCA) held a planning and development workshop, on the morning of July 18, to develop a study to address potential issues of future development in the community and identify solutions to manage them. Hosted in partnership with the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design Urban Lab, Crescent Heights residents participated in the study by sharing their unique perspective on their community.  

EVDS Staff lent a helping hand last Friday, July 23rd, at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore Centre. Habitat for Humanity is an international, non-profit organization with a vision to provide everyone a safe, affordable place to live. Their mission involves mobilizing volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty.

As the construction of green buildings gains momentum around the world, Osama Mansour, a recent PhD graduate in the Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS), poses a question.

What are the perceptions and experiences of the people who actually work in these buildings?

Two highly experienced experts in architecture came to facilitate the week-long workshop, held at the Tsuu T’ina high school. Wanda Dalla Costa, an architect as well as a member of the Saddle Lake First Nation in northern Alberta, has over 20 years of experience working with aboriginal groups and came in to facilitate the workshop from her indigenous architecture firm based in Los Angeles. Her former professor and mentor, Graham Livesey is a professor at the Master of Architecture Program at the University of Calgary.

Chris Roberts, one of the city's leading voices in architecture, has been selected to receive the Faculty of Environmental Design's Distinguished Contribution Award in its inaugural year.

Emerging leaders from across Canada visited the University of Calgary on June 1, bringing together partners from across campus, Alberta Health Services and the Calgary community.