Calgary Civic Trust - Nov 24

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Calgary Civic Trust - Nov 24

Postby newsposter » Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:40 pm

*Calgary Civic Trust*

*November 24th Planning Session*

The Calgary Civic Trust invites those interested in actively working for
the best possible development of the city's physical environment to take
part in a planning/brainstorming session, Saturday November 24, 11am-3pm in Room 909, the McKimmie Library Tower, University of Calgary. A light lunch will be provided. Non-members are welcome.

The Calgary Civic Trust was formed in 1998 by a small group of citizens
concerned about directions and consequences of growth. A series of
projects were planned and successfully accomplished through the years
from 2002 - 2005 which included a national conference on covenanting
(2000), a cross-border symposium on Cities of the Rockies (2002)and,
most recently, a symposium the on 21^st century cities and urban design
strategies (2005). The proceedings of the first project were published
by the University of Calgary Press as /Heritage Covenants and
Preservation /(2004).

As well the Trust has been actively involved with other citizens groups,
the City and the Province in the proper accommodation of such important
sites and monuments as the McDougall Cairn, the John Laurie Rock, and
the moving and restoration the historic Rouleau House. Work on the Cairn and the Rouleau House continues. It sponsored and supported the compilation of an inventory of modern architecture in Calgary, now housed in the university's Canadian Architectural Archives
(, see "Calgary
Modern"). It has also advised and assisted other groups with the
planning, location, and treatment of sites and structures of civic

The meeting on the 24th will be an opportunity to consider possible
future activities, as well as to discuss the structure and management
of the Trust for the best possible execution of its next projects.
Possible projects might include a study of "Walking in Calgary" with an
exhibition and book with case studies and urban design guidelines as
products. We hope also to recruit new participants eager to get involved
in the accomplishment of the Trust's goals.

If you plan to attend please email the Trust's Secretary, Lucile Edwards with"CCT meeting" in the subject line (
<>) to give us an estimate of numbers.


11:00-11:30 Introduction and background on the CCT, summary of by-laws

11:30-12:30 Themes and projects: discussion/brainstorming, together
or in groups

12:30-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Selection and development of leading ideas

2:00-2:30 Discussion of organization and implementation

2:30-3:00 Summary and concluding discussions
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