Conference Might Help Calgary Improve Walkability ScoresPosted by on
Calgary’s car culture is truly embedded in many of our communities, especially all communities built after 1950. Urban planners have been trying for a while to undo everything that’s been done and rethink our reliance on the car which has significantly impacted urban sprawl.
The rethinking process really started with the construction of McKenzie Towne in Calgary’s south eastern quadrant. McKenzie Towne was modeled after a village of old with a High Street similar to what you’d find in the English country side. The community was avante garde – revolutionary. A shopping district in the centre of the neighbourhood surrounded by residential areas completely within walking distance. A church with a steeple for heaven’s sakes. It was the foundation…
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