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What former Toronto chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat sees as the biggest challenges facing Calgary

News Summed Up 2019-01-10 05:30:00

CALGARY—Jennifer Keesmaat sees cities as an incubator for dealing with issues that go well beyond municipal boundaries. “I think Calgary has the building blocks to be transformed, and the East Village is a perfect example of that,” she says. Article Continued BelowShe spoke to StarMetro about what she sees as the biggest challenges to Calgary’s future growth, and how they all fit together. Supporting more transportation options Keesmaat said Calgary faces the same challenge many other North American cities see, in that they’ve been designed primarily with cars in mind. “There is no circumstance under which having sprawling, car-designed, single-use neighbourhoods is sustainable.” Madeline Smith is a reporter/photographer with StarMetro Calgary.