• Victoria Park Neighbourhood Pop-Up Parks

    Avenue Magazine – May 21st, 2013
    Pop-up parks help to redefine an inner city neighbourhood. In a twofold project spearheaded by Victoria Park Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) director David Low and U of C EVDS students Julie Brache, Greg Gilbert and Kari Idland, the four set out to redefine the inner-city neighbourhood through a variety of plans, including a pop-up park. With a worldwide movement of pop-up spaces and new City regulations in place, the team was inspired to coordinate a revamp on an undeveloped site at the corner of 14th Avenue and 1st Street S.W. Read More


  • 3 Community Projects Transforming Calgary

    Avenue Magazine – May 21st, 2013
    University of Calgary students drive the future design of our city. Calgarians have always been ambitious trailblazers. Hell, our roots are watered with the moxie for pushing it further, doing it better and not settling for what has always been. By rethinking what it means to create or occupy space — whether it’s the food trucks or pop-up parks — our little city is on the brink of reshaping itself as a creative and forward-thinking metropolis. Read More


  • The “Soupka”

    Avenue Magazine – May 21st, 2013
    Architecture students combine design, religion and charity. Collaborating with the Beth Tzedec Congregation and Rabbi Shaul Osadchey, students in the Masters of Architecture program worked to design a sukkah — a symbolic shelter in which Jews dwell and dine during the autumn harvest festival of Sukkot to represent the sheltering of the Israelites in the wilderness. Read More


  • Big Idea: University of Calgary’s Urban Lab

    Avenue Magazine – Mar 7th, 2013
    This University of Calgary lab focuses on applied research to help generate ideas on urban design, planning and development. Read More


  • Big Idea: Redeveloping Calgary’s ‘Middle Ring Neighbourhoods’

    Avenue Magazine – Feb 14th, 2013
    Mid-century neighbourhoods are due for renovations to increase density and transit use. Forty years ago, Calgary was an up and coming city with a population just below 400,000. Fast forward to 2013 and Calgary’s population has more than tripled with 1,214,839 people calling the city home. Read More


  • Big Idea: University of Calgary’s makeCalgary Project

    Avenue Magazine – Oct 4th, 2012
    Students with U of C’s Faculty of Environmental Design put their skills to use in the community, starting with a “pop-up park” in the Beltline. Read More


  • Shine on Green Apple Day of Service

    University of Calgary UToday – Sept. 26, 2012
    Advocates from around the world, including Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) students, faculty, alumni, and staff, will take action in their communities Saturday in support of healthy, sustainable environments. Read More


  • Wandering Farmer

    John Brown
    Wandering Farmer is a collaborative research project with the City of Calgary to explore ways to bring farmers and local food producers out of the Farmer’s Market and into the residential communities that have least access to wholesome organic food.