Calgary’s final unfragmented expansion to the west.
Authentic to Calgary’s History.
Between two worlds.
With Calgary's bustling downtown centre and dozens of campgrounds in Kananaskis in practically equal range, Alpine Park is Calgary distilled.
20 km to Downtown Calgary
42 km to Kananaskis
23 km to the University of Calgary
40 km to the Calgary Airport
Guided by New Urbanist Principles.
Principles to live by;
- Mix of Housing
- Mixed-use & Diversity
- Quality of Design
- Activity Hub
- Live Better
When you hear ‘walkability’ thrown about it’s often no more than some pathways placed throughout a community. True, honest walkability is a hallmark of good new urbanist design. Having access to meaningful, enjoyable destinations within 10 minutes or less. Having multiple routes and options along the way. Ensuring pedestrians don’t fight with high speed traffic for their place within the community. Making the journey on foot fundamentally safe, enjoyable, and desirable. That’s walkability.
Mix of Housing
If you’re going to support a healthier community fabric, you need to ensure housing choices are provided for everyone. Condominiums and townhomes for those looking for less space or lower maintenance. People-first single family homes across a range of sizes and prices for households of every number. In short, more choices more closely located to one another that enable residents to upsize when family grows or downsize when the time comes without leaving behind their community.
Mixed-use & Diversity
New urbanist communities encourage tighter social bonds and foster more inclusivity and vibrancy. Incredible public spaces offer compelling 'common grounds' and a mix of shops, offices, and housing choices accommodate every age, income level, culture, and race – bringing together doctors, shop owners, mechanics, and teachers of all backgrounds through a shared desire to live their best lives.
Quality of Design
A special sense of place is created when beautiful architecture, wonderful public realms, and extensive naturalization are combined. This focus on the impact of the built form on the human experience within the neighbourhood sets new urbanist communities apart and makes day to day life more enjoyable.
With a traditional neighbourhood structure featuring transect planning with highest densities and public spaces oriented nearer the centre and an intentional mix of natural habitats and urban settings, a range of uses and densities can be accommodated across a 10-minute neighbourhood radius.
A permeable grid design with walkable links throughout encourages the greater use of pedestrian-friendly modes of daily transportation such as bicycles, scooters, and walking while access to high-quality public transit like Bus Rapid Transit and careful integration and management of vehicle traffic off of Stoney Trail connects residents to the wider city.
Sustainable living is a combination of technologies and lifestyle. More reasons to stay within the neighbourhood and walk rather than drive. Baked-in support for future technologies, such as solar orientation of garages or integration of EV chargers in activity centres. Preservation of natural environment and ecosystem wherever possible, or recreation of natural systems where ones had previously been destroyed.
Ultimately, new urbanist design is driven by a desire to create a strong sense of place, pride in one’s home, and healthier overall spaces contributing to the wellbeing of the neighbourhood.
Principal Peter Calthorpe is one of the founders of the Congress of New Urbanism. His urban design and master planning practice has assisted public and private sector clients in shaping livable communities. HDR | Calthorpe is globally recognized for innovative leadership in regional planning, urban design and transit-oriented development,and international leaders in smart growth.
Urban Designer, Village Centre Concept
DIALOG has a track record of award-winning design excellence and is committed to the practice of sustainable design with a focus on the success of clients and communities. Antonio Gomez-Palacio, founding partner of DIALOG is internationally recognized for transforming cities into vibrant urban places, which respond to their social, economic, and environmental context.
Denver based Civitas has an expanding international practice, which includes landscape architecture and open space planning. Their commitment to making meaningful change in cities allows them to achieve projects that are sustainable, technically current, well crafted and lasting. Their recent work includes the award-winning St. Patrick’s Island rejuvenation in East Village.
Local Team, Planning
As a top-tier global design firm, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Whether in engineering, architecture, energy, water, or project management, Stantec designs with community in mind.
Local Team, Engineering
With a mission to understand, innovate, partner and deliver, EXP provides engineering, architecture, design and consulting services to the world’s built and natural environments. Focused on creating positive environmental, social and economic impacts for our clients, communities and within our organization, sustainability is embedded in every EXP project.
Local Team, L A West
L A West (Calgary) Inc. is a landscape architectural design firm comprised of professionals, designers and technologists. Recognized in Calgary's development community as a premier landscape design firm, L A West delivers responsible site planning with creative design techniques intended to enhance the quality of our natural and built environments.
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