The Federation of Canadian Municipalities recognized the long-term vision of Plan It Calgary in 2011, presenting an FCM Sustainable Community Award in Planning.
Plan It Calgary was The City’s integrated land use and mobility plan project that developed a long-term plan for Calgary's land use and transportation networks. It aligned with the goals and vision of imagineCALGARY, the 100 year sustainability plan and vision for Calgary.
Through the engagement of more than 6,000 Calgarians, citizen and stakeholder groups’ priorities were determined for the next 60 years, with the forecasted growth of another 1.3 million people in Calgary and the surrounding area. The outcomes of Plan It Calgary were the integrated Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and the Calgary Transportation Plan (CTP). Together, these plans describe the long-term pattern of growth and development for Calgary.
“This award demonstrates The City of Calgary’s ability to innovatively lead the country in municipal sustainability, from bricks and mortar initiatives to visionary planning for development over the next 60 years,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “Recognition at a national level, among our municipal peers demonstrates our ability to think long-term and lead by example when it comes to sustainability.”