With talented and dedicated volunteers, supportive sponsors, inspiring members and the management board, we are proud to say that the achievements of our District Council were outstanding. The theme and focus of this past year was “Competitive Cities” and we were able to execute a number of events in collaboration with our key partners. In the year ahead, we look forward to supporting a variety of programs and initiatives such as HealthYYC, the Canadian City Catalysts Initiative Council and Urban Plan. We encourage our membership to share your ideas and how we … Read More
Held on January 30th at the Calgary Petroleum Club, this year’s themes were categorized into rethinking, rebalancing and reinventing. Keynote speakers included Andy Warren of PWC and Wendy Waters of GWL. After presentations, a panel discussion moderated by Jason Hardy of Chatterson Drive Inc., included insights from Trent Edwards of Brookfield Residential, QuadReal’s Richard Morden, and Greg Kwong of CBRE. Andy Warren, author of the ULI Emerging Trends report, provided insights on the three main opportunities for future development: 1) transforming transit, 2) the rise of place-making, and 3) creating … Read More
Calgary faces challenges. Significant restructuring in the energy sector has left a large gap in the city’s economy and particularly, the downtown office market, which is now over 25% vacant with 12 million square feet empty. In November 2017, ULI Alberta brought together office owners, tenants, a tech company, city planners, housing developers, politicians, developers, architects, academics and others to have a frank discussion of the problems, solutions, and opportunities facing the city. Read the full report
healthYYC Initiative – City of Calgary Organizer of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) 101: Workshop Series Part 1 The healthYYC Initiative is an informal committee that was founded by the City of Calgary’s Urban Strategy department. HealthYYC is led by a co-chair from the City along with an external co-chair from the Urban Land Institute. It has an advisory board consisting of a mix of City administration staff and community members representing a range of partners committed to building healthy communities. The purpose of the healthYYC Initiative is to connect, share … Read More
ULI Alberta was pleased to host Dr. Karen Lee, a global specialist in healthy built environments, for an intimate breakfast focused on how to create healthier development for people and the bottom line. Dr. Lee spoke about her experiences as a consultant in the development industry, helping facilitate projects that embody the principles of healthy living while enhancing the overall value of the development. Thanks to event sponsors Christenson Development and Brookfield Residential. A special thank you to Chelsey for making this event happen. View more event photos here!
Alberta ULI members and guests were treated to a taste of creativity and innovation at the latest ULI event – The Value of Art and the Art in Value, hosted by Heavy Industries on September 7, 2017. Heavy’s fabrication shop, the birthplace of many local and far-reaching public art creations, was the perfect backdrop for a discussion on the impact of Public Art in our community. The expert panel consisted of renowned international artist – Ned Kahn, Director of Commercial at Brookfield Residential Alberta – Elton Ma, and Manager of … Read More
I would like to circle back to thank Jeffery Hansen-Carlson, Brad Smid, Antonio Gómez-Palacio, Larissa Ulcar, Georg Josi, Leslie Symon, Patrick Adams , Salima Kheraj, Raj Dhunna, Elicia Elliott, Colin Hill, Willem Kellerman, Michelle Ouellette, Mark Hall and Alison Hanson-Carlson for all your support, assistance and participation in our Valley Line TOD Tour. I believe our event in many measures was a resounding success that will ultimately foster more interest in ULI Alberta generally and grow our membership locally. Thank you again for your contribution! Robert Labonte View more photos here!
May’s event entitled “Innovative Land Uses – Creating Partnerships for Mixed Use” was a great success and was well attended by members from across the industry. Mike Brescia, VP at Western Securities, gave an engaging presentation on some of the approvals challenges that have been encountered on the Stadium Shopping Centre project. Joel Armitage provided the City of Calgary’s perspective and explained the steps that are being taken to achieve approvals in a more timely manner. A candid but healthy roundtable discussion took place both at City Hall and then … Read More
I just wanted to say thanks and what a tremendous event! The value this discussion generated is exactly what is needed to push the industry forward. Riveting and contentious. More of the same please. Kudos to Matt for organizing, Will Craig
Thank you to all who contributed to ensure our May 2017 Fireside Chat was a success, especially the teams from CMLC, Calgary Economic Development, Brookfield Residential International Speaker Series, the Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies and ULI Alberta board members. We would also like to thank the following ULI committee members Christopher Pollen, Jordan Tetreau, McKayla Toews, Mallory McCredie, Cole Richardson and Chris Chornohos. The passion, determination, hard work and collaboration was commendable.