Where do we grow from here?
Over the next 50 to 60 years, Calgary is forecast to grow by another 1.3 million people. Where will everyone live and work? How will they get around? What will the environment be like? How can we manage the costs of growth?
In 2005, The City of Calgary asked some of these questions during the imagineCALGARY
project Over 18,000 Calgarians responded with their ideas for the Calgary of the future. The result was a 100-year sustainability plan and vision for our city
In 2007, City Council directed that an integrated land use and transportation plan be created that aligned with the vision and goals of imagineCALGARY. The process was called Plan It Calgary
, and it engaged over 6,000 Calgarians.
Calgarians spoke of the need for a more sustainable city that provides the citizens of today and in the future with a high quality of life, high quality of living environments and convenient means to get around. The outcomes of Plan It Calgary were the integrated Municipal Development Plan (MDP)
, MDP Maps
and the Calgary Transportation Plan (CTP)
These Plans describe the vision for a long-term pattern of growth and development in Calgary over the next 60 years. They provide policies that integrate social, economic and environmental objectives for the next 30 years. The MDP is based on seven overall goals.
MDP educational video
A series of videos has been produced to help people understand the various parts of Calgary's Municipal Development Plan. If you would like to further understand the policies contained in Calgary's MDP, watch the MDP educational videos to learn more.
Guide to the Municipal Development Plan and the Calgary Transportation Plan
To aid in a consistent understanding and application of the key components of the MDP and CTP, the Guide to the MDP Municipal Development Plan and the Calgary Transportation Plan has been developed. It will assist users in various planning processes and applications.
The City of Calgary received the Award of Merit for the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and Calgary Transportation Plan (CTP) at the annual Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) Conference in Red Deer, Alberta.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities recognized the long-term vision of Plan It Calgary
in 2011, presenting an FCM Sustainable Community Award in Planning.
For more information on Calgary's MDP, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.