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Support Our Communities

Why Is This a Priority?

Residents said that cities and towns are important to quality of life, health, and the local economy. Encouraging and directing growth, including redevelopment and infill, inside existing communities instead of outside of them will ensure that vibrant downtowns and town centers will continue to thrive in the CONNECT region.Calgary

How Do We Get There?

  • Work with municipalities to monitor implementation of the Regional Growth Framework.
  • Create an annual report to track regional progress.
  • Use CommunityViz to model and compare the community plans scenario to the Preferred Growth Concept.
  • Research approaches to qualitative data indicators.
  • Incorporate health impact analysis and include local and regional health officials in the planning process.
  • Increase local health data monitoring, especially at risk groups.
  • Improve cultural competency in health programs.

What Can Residents Do?

  • Use local businesses and services - Shop Local!
  • Get involved in a local active living program or start one at your school or workplace
  • Support events, activities, and festivals in your city or townMonster Obstacle Course used

Growth Management and Cooperation

Local Food Councils

Walking and Bicycle Audits and Planning

Return on Investment

Farm to School

Rural Transportation

Main Street Programs

Strategic Economic Assessment Planning with Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)


Water Resource Protection

Eric Sehr

Mall-Suburban Corridor Retrofits

Midtown Crossing at Turner's Point

Creative Public Finance

Access to Early Childhood Education

Public Engagement Tools and Techniques

Regional GIS Data Center

Healthy Food Access Portal

Subarea Plans

Community Gardens

Tree Canopy Preservation

Hazard Mitigation Planning and Implementation

Heritage and Agri-Tourism

Freight Transportation Planning

Transportation Demand Management

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Regional Cooperation

Public Health Database

Ken Hawkins

Voluntary Agriculture Districts

Flazingo Photos

Career Headlight

Adaptive Reuse of Buildings

Parks Promotion Campaigns

Health Impact Assessments

Safe Routes to School


Mixed Use Development and Design Guidelines

Capital Improvements Programming

GIS Community Assessment

Greenways and Trails Planning

Inclusionary Zoning

Land Use Modeling

Establishing Appropriate Residential Densities

Transit Readiness Assessment and Primer

Active Living

Historic District Designation

Infill Development

Water Conservation Education

Preserving and Building Parks

Brownfield/Greyfield Redevelopment Toolkit

Community-Based Housing Strategies

Educating Officials about Housing Diversity

Transit Oriented Development Incentives

Public Private Partnerships

Newcomer Community Resource Guide

Fare-Free Transit Service

Workforce Housing Incentives

Wayfinding for Trails and Transit (Active Wayfinding)

Complete Streets

Clean Construction Assessment

Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

Energy Management Plans for Public Buildings