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Downtown connected

​Creating and managing the frameworks that connect people, goods, information and ideas.

Our aim is to attract new businesses and expand existing ones. Over the next 15 years, we will connect people, goods, information and ideas through investing in physical and digital infrastructure, mobility projects, and developing stronger networks and utility resilience.

We’ll measure success through quantifying the number and variety of available transportation modes travelling to and from downtown (e.g. public transit, cycling, walking, driving), as well as ease of connectivity within downtown. We will also track the volume of taxi and rideshare use.

Examples of projects that are either currently underway or soon to be underway include:

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Christine (“Chris”) Arthurs, RPP MCIP

Director, Resilience and Infrastructure Calgary & Deputy Chief Resilience Officer

Christine (“Chris”) brings 24 years of experience across many business units and departments at The City of Calgary. As the Director of Resilience & Infrastructure Calgary, and the City’s Deputy Chief Resilience Officer, Chris and team have established a long-term investment and value strategy for a resilient community. The Resilient Calgary strategy is the result of the made-in-Calgary“3L” approach – an intentional effort to place a lens on the most pressing resilience risks and issues, to lift awareness of the good work already underway and to identify areas to fortify, and to leverage the collective effort of many to reach shared resilience goals. This approach positions The City and its community to make decisions and investments that are risk-aware, inclusive and integrated, while producing economic, social, and physical benefits for all.

Resilience – the ability to withstand stresses and shock, and move forward with a future focus - is a value system for Chris that guides her personal and professional paths. Her career experiences include leadership and collaboration in infrastructure investment, land use and community planning, departmental business plans and budgets, development and delivery of emergency management and public safety systems, and a variety of preparedness, response and recovery efforts including oversight of response and recovery from flood, fire, infectious disease and economic contraction.