In the fall of 2014 the Parkdale Community Association (PCA) identified the need for comprehensive plan that could address the existing and forthcoming issues associated to land use and development in the neighbourhood. In collaboration with the Federation of Calgary Communities (FCC), and as part of the Urban Alliance, a partnership between the City of Calgary and the University of Calgary, the Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) was approached to work together with the PCA to develop a study that could become the foundation for a future land use and development plan.
On March 10th beginning at 7 pm University of Calgary Environmental Design students will be conducting a workshop to engage residents of Parkdale. The workshop will take place in rehearsal hall B (lower level) of the Parkdale Community Centre. This session is part of a 4 month involvement of U of C students to analyze the factors which make up the current Parkdale and to offer recommendations regarding the key land use and development issues which Parkdale may face in the next 10 to 20 years. Through a mapping and discussion exercise attendees at the March 10th workshop will have an opportunity to generate ideas which will guide the future of land use, building, transportation, open space, community identity and heritage preservation, to name a few of the discussion points. All Parkdale residents are invited attend to provide your perspective.