The urban laneway movement is sweeping many cities around the world, converting some of the most gritty and neglected places into charming spaces.
Calgary has its own secret gems rich with history just waiting for a bit of spit and polish. Rather than treating laneways as places for refuse and dumpsters, a network of laneways can be an important amenity. Shops and galleries that are off the beaten path allow for the discovery of the city's hidden spaces.
Over the next several months Alderman Druh Farrell will be working with City departments to identify a number of candidates for a laneway pilot, gauge the interest of the neighbouring landowners and then boil it down to two or three locations. Once the locations are finalized, The City will work with community and cultural groups to organize a makeover. The result can be a temporary "flash-mob" event for the pilot, but the long term goal will be to transform a few of our laneways.
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