The City of Calgary encourages the use of great urban design across the entire planning continuum, and has a group of urban designers, within the Urban Design + Open Space team, to provide guidance and achieve design excellence.
Urban design involves the arrangement and design of buildings, public spaces, transportation systems, and services to entire neighbourhoods and the city itself. It brings together the many elements and areas of expertise involved in great place-making – land use planning, transportation planning, architecture, landscape design, public art, engineering among others. The effective coordination of these specialties results in the creation of distinctive and cherished places.
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