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WELCOME TO THE ENGAGEMENT PAGE FOR TACTICAL URBANISM IN CALGARY!


We are looking forward to working with Calgarians to bring temporary changes that can encourage permanent solutions.

On this page we are going to work together to develop ideas and solutions that can be introduced to the urban landscape throughout Calgary.

No idea is too big or too small!


The NextCalgary TUC team will be popping in partnership with the Good Neighbour on Saturday March 26, 2022 from 12-5 at the Historical Fire Station in Downtown! Join us as we share some great tactical urbanism ideas and activities that you can do at home while you embrace winter. Look for us in our pink sweatshirts!

The TUC Team will be releasing the theme and activities to look out for two weeks before the Pop-up!

Follow along on:

Facebook: @nextcalgary

Instagram: @nextcalgary

Twitter: @nextcalgary

#eyeyc #nextcalgary #nextcalgarytuc #tacticalurbanism

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treat 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut'ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoka (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Metis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We would also like to note that the University of Calgary is situated on land adjacent to where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and that the traditional Blackfoot name for this place is "Moh'kins'tsis", which we now call the City of Calgary.

Please scroll to the bottom for the interactive map and much more!


WELCOME TO THE ENGAGEMENT PAGE FOR TACTICAL URBANISM IN CALGARY!


We are looking forward to working with Calgarians to bring temporary changes that can encourage permanent solutions.

On this page we are going to work together to develop ideas and solutions that can be introduced to the urban landscape throughout Calgary.

No idea is too big or too small!


The NextCalgary TUC team will be popping in partnership with the Good Neighbour on Saturday March 26, 2022 from 12-5 at the Historical Fire Station in Downtown! Join us as we share some great tactical urbanism ideas and activities that you can do at home while you embrace winter. Look for us in our pink sweatshirts!

The TUC Team will be releasing the theme and activities to look out for two weeks before the Pop-up!

Follow along on:

Facebook: @nextcalgary

Instagram: @nextcalgary

Twitter: @nextcalgary

#eyeyc #nextcalgary #nextcalgarytuc #tacticalurbanism

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treat 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut'ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoka (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Metis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We would also like to note that the University of Calgary is situated on land adjacent to where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and that the traditional Blackfoot name for this place is "Moh'kins'tsis", which we now call the City of Calgary.

  • Embrace the Season: Winter Edition

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    Thank you to everyone that was able to join us in the East Village on January 30! The TUC team had a great time talking to you all about tactical urbanism and urban planning in Calgary. More than 60 people interacted with the display and shared some wonderful suggestions on how best to embrace winter while also taking part in some fun activities creating beautiful mobiles!

  • Projects Completed to Date!

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    Here we will be uploading all of the projects we have had the opportunity to work on to date! If there are any ideas or concepts that you believe your community would benefit from, please contact us to see what we can accomplish together!

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  • Intervention #1: Planters along Elbow Drive

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    Sometimes a little paint can go a long way. These planters along Elbow Drive in the community of Southwood have been looking tired for a numbers of years. Using four colours and taking a few hours we were able to bring these planters back to life!

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  • Intervention #2: Googley-Eyes

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    Have you spotted some googley-eyes placed on different signs throughout Calgary? If you have, please tell us where you have seen them using out map on the main page and also if you're on social media, please use this tag: #eyeyc when you see them around the City!

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  • Intervention #3 - Coming Soon Signs!

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    Before we start introducing different projects into communities, keep an eye out for our 'Coming Soon Signs!' Many of you using this site may have gotten here by snapping the QR code located on both the signs and stickers. Tell us where you have spotted these signs using our mapping tool and provide us with some wishes using the wishes tool! If you are interested in collaborating with us, leave us a comment here or send us an email so we can connect!

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  • Intervention #4: Wishing Wall - Forest Lawn

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    Over the course of the summer we will be working with communities to install wishing walls in a high-traffic location. The idea of the wishing wall is to have people in the community leave us with their wishes on what they would like to see happen in and around where they live. Although we will not be able to tackle the bigger ideas, our hope and goal is to activate a space with at least one idea given by those leaving wishes. These ideas will hopefully begin as temporary changes that can lead to permanent fixtures in the community.

    Please check out our mapping tool to find out whether there is a wishing wall located in or near your community!

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  • Intervention # 4: Wishing Walls - multiple communities

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    Throughout June and July we have installed wishing walls in communities all over Calgary! We have partnered with Rideau-Roxboro, Erin Woods, Evanston-Creekside, and Pine Ridge community associations to give citizens the opportunity to leave wishes for their communities.

    What is interesting about this exercise is we are finding that many communities, no matter their location or make up, all want similar amenities. Although we don't have the capacity to deliver on the bigger wishes, like swimming pools or dog parks, we are hoping that we can bring the smaller wishes to life to boost community spirit and get members excited about Tactical Urbanism!

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