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Municipal Development Plan and Calgary Transportation Plan review

The City is reviewing its Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and Calgary Transportation Plan (CTP). The MDP and CTP are The City’s long-range land use and transportation plans that look 60 years into the future, when Calgary’s population is expected to reach over two million people. The Plans help shape how the communities we live and work in grow, develop and evolve over time. 

Calgary’s population has doubled over the past 30 years and is expected to double again over the next 30. This requires thinking about how to make our communities sustainable and affordable, with a transportation network that is safe and reliable, to continue to meet the needs of Calgarians in the future.

The MDP and CTP are living documents. The review is an opportunity for us to check-in on our long-range plans to see what’s working well and what needs to be updated or changed. It also allows us to adapt to and incorporate new technologies and trends.


As the Plans are the basis for all urban planning decisions in our city the review work, from identifying issues to proposed amendments, is expected to take two years. 


  • Scoping report to Standing Policy Committee on Planning and Urban Development (Jan. 9). A copy of the report can be found on the Council and Committee Agendas, Minutes and Video website​, for the January 9, 2019, meeting of the SPC on Planning and Urban Development. ​
  • Scoping report to Council (Feb. 4)
  • Technical review and research (throughout 2019)
  • Stakeholder and public engagement begins ( February/March, subject to approval of scoping report)
  • Recommendations to Council on amendment opportunities (December)


Prepare proposed plan amendments

Proposed plan amendments to Council

Get involved

Opportunities to provide your input will start in 2019. Please check this page regularly for the latest information.


Approved in 2009, the MDP and CTP strive to create an environment where The City can provide services that Calgarians desire, in a way that is financially sustainable, while protecting our natural environment and supporting a prosperous economy.

The MDP and CTP are outcomes of a citizen-engagement process called Plan It Calgary. From 2006 to 2009, over 6,000 Calgarians participated to help shape the vision for creating land use and transportation plans for our city.

The goal of Plan It Calgary was to set out a long-term direction for sustainable growth that would accommodate another 1.3 million people over the next 60 years.

Related documents

Municipal Development Plan
Calgary Transportation Plan
2018 MDP/CTP Monitoring Progress Report