June 25 - Max Foran on the history of Stampede expansion

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June 25 - Max Foran on the history of Stampede expansion

Postby newsposter » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:50 am

Just in time for Stampede... Coalitions and Demolitions: The Destruction of East Victoria Park The Destruction of East Victoria Park
Presented By Dr. Max Foran to the Calgary chapter of the Alberta Association of the Canadian Institute of Planners. All welcome!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008, Fort Calgary, 750 9th Ave SE
Sign-in and chow: 11:30 am, presentation: High Noon to 1 pm
• $20 AACIP members/$25 non-members/$15 students.
• Register to Lisa.Kahn@calgary.ca. Seats are reserved upon receipt of payment by Thursday June 19, 2008. Cheques payable to AACIP and delivered to: Lisa Kahn at The City of Calgary P.O. Box 2100, Stn. M #8117, T2P 2M5 (courier deliveries 800 Macleod Trail South, 3rd Floor).

For additional info email Lisa.Kahn@calgary.ca
• Receipts issued at the door.
• Please indicate the full names of attendees and any special meal requirements.
• Limited seating so please register early.

The Calgary Exhibition and Stampede and the neighbourhood of East Victoria Park grew up side by side from the turn of the 20th century. By 1960 the Stampede needed room to grow and Victoria Park ultimately found itself caught in a “range war” that wasn’t resolved until 1998. The decades-long battle over Victoria Park involved urban renewal schemes, Stampede needs, LRT plans, pro hockey, the Winter Olympics, a failed Expo bid and boomtown pressures. It was a complex fight that often pitted residents and property owners against each other, similarly divided City Hall, and sometimes cast (or miscast) the Stampede in the role of villain. But it isn’t easy to tell who wears the black hat or the white hat in this fascinating story...

Dr. Max Foran is a Professor of
Canadian Studies at the University
of Calgary. He has written extensively
on various western Canadian
urban, rural and cultural topics
with a present focus on the urban
growth and sustainability. His upcoming
books include Icon, Brand, Myth:
The Calgary Stampede,
a collection of essays, and
Expansive Discourses, a study of
the relationship between the City
of Calgary, land developers and
urban sprawl from 1945 to 1978.

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