2016 - Production
This is us now! We haven't simply dropped the 'new' from our name. We have begun to realize the work done over the past few years. Our teams are consistently working to improve on the projects we've launched in 2015. You'll be hearing more about these over the coming year. Check out these project pages to find out more.
- Concurrent Submission
- Planning and Development Map
- Notice Posting
- Research and Development
- Urban Design Review Framework
New Planning System
2014 to 2015 - Testing
The New Planning System (NPS) took the numerous recommendations that came out of Transforming Planning and worked to develop processes to make them a reality. Staff were trained and retrained. Stakeholders were engaged and asked to help on how to make the new systems work. A huge amount of consultation at all levels of The City worked with one goal: the successful implementation of NPS projects.
Everyone started to approach land use planning differently. NPS values and principles became the cornerstone of land use planning culture in Calgary and learning was identified as a critical piece of the NPS, so that processes and policies stayed current and constantly improved.
2012 to 2013 - Research & Engagement
Transforming Planning was an initiative launched in June 2012 and ran until December 2013. The City of Calgary partnered with the development industry, community groups and citizens to collaboratively design a new land use planning system that would improve the outcomes and experience of everyone involved in Calgary's development: the result was a blueprint for a New Planning System that had clear and predictable roles, was more collaborative, more transparent and more focused on achieving desired outcomes.
The concept that Transforming Planning created for the New Planning System was driven by the vision set for Calgary by imagineCALGARY. This informed the development of the Municipal Development Plan and Calgary Transportation Plan, which guide all the land use planning decisions in the city.