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Seven Goals of the Municipal Development Plan


Municipal Development Plan goals
 
 
 
The Municipal Development Plan was built on seven interrelated goals. These goals are key to managing the way the city grows and changes. These goals are:
  
Prosperous economy


Prosperous economy 

 
"Build a globally competitive city that supports a vibrant, diverse and adaptable local economy, maintains a sustainable municipal financial system and does not compromise the quality of life for current and future Calgarians."
 
 Planning for the long-term sustainability of the local economy ensures that current and future generations are resilient and adaptable to economic cycles and unanticipated changes.
  
Compact city


Compact city

"Direct future growth of the city in a way that fosters a more compact, efficient use of land, creates complete communities, allows for greater mobility choices and enhances vitality and character in local ." 
"Direct future growth of the city in a way that fosters a more compact, efficient use of land, creates complete communities, allows for greater mobility choices and enhances vitality and character in local neighbourhoods." 

 
A dispersed population creates some social, economic and environmental challenges. In a more compact city, balancing growth between new and developed areas builds vibrant, thriving communities.  A compact city is made up of complete communities that provide a broad range of housing choices and services.  It also supports high quality transit and transportation choices to get around.
 
 
Great communities


Great communities

"Create great communities by maintaining quality living and working environments, improving housing diversity and choice, enhancing community character and distinctiveness and providing vibrant public places."
 
Great communities are adaptable to the needs of current and future residents. They provide a variety of housing options and services so that people can meet their day-to-day needs within their own neighbourhood. Essentially, it is about creating communities where residents can live, work and play.
  
 
Good urban design

Good urban design
"Make Calgary a , attractive, memorable and functional city by recognizing its unique setting and dynamic urban character and creating a legacy of quality public and private developments for future generations."
"Make Calgary a liveable, attractive, memorable and functional city by recognizing its unique setting and dynamic urban character and creating a legacy of quality public and private developments for future generations."
 
Good urban design happens through collaboration and coordination between various disciplines, creating great public places that people can enjoy. The Municipal Development Plan supports good design throughout the city and encourages design to be considered city-wide.
 
  
Connecting the city

Connecting the city 
"Develop an integrated, multi-modal transportation system that supports land use, provides increased mobility choices for citizens, promotes vibrant, connected communities, protects the natural environment and supports a prosperous and competitive economy."
"Develop an integrated, multi-modal transportation system that supports land use, provides increased mobility choices for citizens, promotes vibrant, connected communities, protects the natural environment and supports a prosperous and competitive economy."
 
The design of the transportation system has a significant impact on how a city grows and how people get around. The Municipal Development Plan encourages more sustainable transportation options such as walking, cycling and transit to create a transportation system that provides more choice for Calgarians. This means prioritizing investment to improve transit networks, streets that have facilities for cycling and walking, and better transportation connectivity.
  
 
Greening the city

Greening the city
"Conserve, protect and restore the natural environment."
 Protecting environmentally sensitive areas and promoting renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, low-impact designs for stormwater management, green buildings, cycling and walking all work together to make Calgary more environmentally friendly.
 
 
Managing growth and change

Managing growth and change
"Provide leadership on growth and change within a strategic framework that achieves the best possible social, environmental and economic outcomes while operating within The City's financial capacity."
"Provide leadership on growth and change within a strategic framework that achieves the best possible social, environmental and economic outcomes while operating within The City's financial capacity."
 
Founded on the principles of sustainable development and guided by a philosophy of fiscal responsibility and managed growth, these goals will stimulate growth and change across the city as a whole over the next 60 years.