STUDENT REPORTS ARE HERE!

The final student reports from the Urban Studies 591 class are ready for your review. These documents more thoroughly explain some of the community comments and suggestions, student ideas, and best practices that were introduced at the student presentations in April. Click one of the following four covers to peruse their geographically based reports. Should you have any questions or comments, please use this survey to share your sentiments.

64th Ave:                                                   Centre Street:

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Edmonton Trail:                                   Greenview Industrial:

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Feedback Form:

It’s your chance to provide feedback on these reports. Click here to have your say!

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Conceptual Plans From EVDS Students

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Graduate students from the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary have prepared conceptual plans for the Highland Park Golf Course redevelopment. The below conceptual posters are for information and discussion purposes only. They are not official plans. They are, however, conversation starters and ideas the community might consider as they discuss the future of this space. While these students observed the conversation cafe in January and dialogued with the Urban Studies 591 students, they have otherwise been conducting a separate but equally rigorous process. Should you have specific questions for this group, please contact Karly at planning@calgarycommunities.com and she will put you in contact with the professor.

Please note: These are large pdf files that will take time to load

If you would like to check out the official consultant’s engagement process click here.

Visionary Student Presentations

First of all, thank you to everyone who was able to attend Community Visioning at Thorncliffe Greenview and Highland Park on April 12th. The students did a brilliant job of presenting their visionary long-term planning ideas to the community and answering tough questions. So, thank you to each student from Urban Studies 591, your efforts are wildly appreciated!

This visioning event was an opportunity for community residents and stakeholders to consider hypothetical redevelopment scenarios and ask questions. While this is an academic exercise, it is also a chance to learn about best practices in planning from around the world and consider the variety of opportunities available to Thorncliffe Greenview and Highland Park.

If you were not able to attend on Saturday or have additional questions and/or comments, please review the presentations below and submit a feedback form.

Presentations:

Edmonton Trail

Greenview Industrial Area

Centre Street North

64 Avenue

Feedback Form:

It’s your chance to provide feedback on these presentations. Click here to have your say! (this survey is now complete)

Next Steps:

Student reports, which will more thoroughly explain the above presentations, will be made available through this website along with the posters that were displayed at the visioning event shortly. Check back soon for these resources and more opportunities to participate in this project. We appreciate your comments and suggestions!

Want to get more involved? Volunteer to be a part of this project by completing this volunteer application form.

 

Captured on Film – An Introduction to Our Communities

On April 12th, visioning attendees viewed the highest voted student video on Thorncliffe Greenview and Highland Park. Now you can catch them all!

What makes a community? University of Calgary Urban Studies students have outlined a few critical components of Thorncliffe Greenview and Highland Park. Below is an introduction to Edmonton Trail, the Industrial Area, Centre Street, and 64th Avenue. Each video details geographic, historic, and socio-economic information on the existing communities as well as current land use trends. Take a gander:

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Group 1B:

Industrial Zone
Group 2B:
Centre Street

Group 3A:
Group 3B:
64th Avenue
Group 4A:
Group 4B: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvLZoJJhaSY

Register Now!

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Join us at 9am on April 12th at the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Hall at 5600 Centre Street, North, for Community Visioning.

Senior Urban Studies 591 undergraduate students, under the supervision of Professor Ghitter, will report back to the community with insightful community visions for the future. These presentations will reflect on the world cafe and mapping engagement session held on January 25th at Highland Park Community Centre. This is an opportunity for community members to review redevelopment scenarios and ask questions. While this is an academic exercise, it is also a chance to learn about best practices in planning from around the world and consider the variety of opportunities available to these communities.

This is a free public event open to residents and stakeholders of Thorncliffe Greenview and Highland Park. There will be daycare and refreshments. Sign in begins at 8:30am. For further location information and to register click here. If you have any questions or problems registering, please contact Karly at planning@calgarycommunities.com or 403.244.4111 ext 203.

For clarification on how this project will influence local planning activities, visit our About page.

Public Engagement Summary

Students from The University of Calgary’s Urban Studies 591 class have prepared a Public Engagement Summary. The document was created to outline general engagement tactics, summarize the project’s public engagement framework and analyze the input from January 25th’s world cafe session at Highland Park.

The Highland Park / Thorncliffe Greenview Public Engagement Summary is now available for your review. Take a look by clicking on the link below.

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HIGHLAND PARK / THORNCLIFFE / GREENVIEW / PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT SUMMARY

The next visioning session will be the student presentations on April 12 at the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Hall. Register to attend by clicking here.

Feedback Summaries

Thank you to those who were able to participate in Community Visioning at Thorncliffe Greenview and Highland Park on January 25th and to those who were unable to attend but completed the online survey. The University of Calgary Urban Studies students, upon hearing and reading your comments, have compiled a summary of the responses from both sources. You can review those summaries by clicking the pdf links below.

Question 1: What are the strengths of your community?

Question 2: What Blocks Potential in your Community?

Question 3: How would you like to improve your community?

Please keep in mind that the Urban Studies students were primarily responsible for the first 3 questions. The remainder of responses from the other exercises and questions, while integrated into all student reflections, will be used primarily for EVDS research and will be made available at a later date.

With these comments in mind, the students will now prepare community visions and redevelopment scenarios that incorporate both community feedback and best practices in planning. The students will report back to the community with presentations on April 12th at 9am at the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Hall. Stakeholders of Thorncliffe Greenview and Highland Park are invited to attend this free public event, please register here.

Thank you for participating in visioning! Next steps…

Thank you to everyone who spent their Saturday morning sharing their thoughts and ideas on the future of Thorncliffe Greenview and Highland Park with us. We had exceptional turn out from the local community and many insightful comments were shared.

The event could not have been possible without the partnership between The Federation of Calgary Communities, The University of Calgary’s Urban Studies and Environmental Design programs, the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association, and the Highland Community Association. This also includes support from Youth Central and Community Mediation Calgary Society. For more information on these organizations, visit the ‘Partners‘ page.

So, what’s next for Community Visioning at Thorncliffe Greenview and Highland Park? You can now register for the student presentations that will take place at 9am on Saturday, April 12th at the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Hall. Senior Urban Studies undergraduate students, under the supervision of Prof Ghitter, will report back to the community with reflective community visions for the future. This is an opportunity for community members to review redevelopment scenarios and ask questions. While this is an academic exercise, it is also a chance to learn about best practices in planning from around the world and consider the variety of opportunities available to these communities.

This is a free public event with daycare and refreshments. For further location information and to register click here. If you have any problems registering, please contact Karly at planning@calgarycommunities.com or 403.244.4111 ext 203.

For clarification on how this project will influence local planning activities, visit our ‘About‘ page.

If you were not able to make it on Jan 25th or have further comments, please complete the online survey here. This will be available until Jan 31st.

Be1q4UOCMAEmb9S It’s a full house! Over 100 people contributed to the Jan 25th engagement session.

Be1-py8CEAAa42j  Students hard at work conducting quick thematic analysis.

Be2GTY2CEAAuYzm.jpg large Mapping it out. Participants were asked to identify special places and open space needs within their community

At the event, local MLA Kyle Fawcett, suggested that community members review an inner city renewal document. This is available here.

Community Visioning – The Student Presentations

April 12th Presentations – Registration Now Available!

Students from The University of Calgary will present back to stakeholders of Thorncliffe Greenview and Highland Park with ideas and best practices in planning for the communities to consider as they proactively engage in redevelopment.

This presentation is in response to the world cafe and mapping engagement session held on January 25th at Highland Park Community Centre.

Join us at Thorncliffe Greenview Community Hall at 9am on Saturday, April 12th. The Hall is located at 5600 Centre Street, North.

Daycare and refreshments will be provided.

Click here to register!

What are you doing this weekend?

The public engagement portion of Community Visioning is this Saturday, January 25th at the Highland Park Community Centre at 9am.

Haven’t registered yet? Give Karly a call at 403-244-4111 ext 203

There will be daycare and refreshments. See you there!

The Highland Park Community Centre is located at 3716 2nd Street NW

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