Posts tagged with ‘Urban Planning’

  • Learning About Transit from Cities that Work

    By Aydan Aslan on November 10, 2014
    By William G. R. Partridge, CAE (Note: The opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views or position of BOMA Calgary.) I recently had the pleasure to visit Washington DC, the capitol of the United States. It is more configured like “Fortress Washington”. The security measures in place around the White House, […]
  • Preparing for Power to Resume (Downtown Power Outage)

    By Aydan Aslan on October 15, 2014
    RE-ENTRY PROCESSES FOR BUILDING OWNERS AND MANAGERS Updated 18:27 hrs. RE-ENTRY PROCESSES FOR BUILDING OWNERS AND MANAGERS If you have engaged professionals to control or support you re-energization, please consult with them on the suggestions below. Prior to Switchover Communicate with your tenants and occupants to keep them apprised. Check whether your building requires manual operation to energize the systems […]
  • There is No End to the Noise of a City

    By Bill Partridge on August 15, 2014
    (Note: The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views or the position of BOMA Calgary.) My vacation this summer was a five-day kayaking trip down the South Saskatchewan River from Medicine Hat to Sandy Point, a distance of about 160kms. Camping on the river banks, miles from civilization, experiencing the intense quiet […]
  • It’s a Simple Matter of Public Safety

    By Bill Partridge on August 13, 2014
    (Note: The opinions expressed herein are solely those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views or the position of BOMA Calgary.) During any construction project, public safety is paramount. This concept applies equally to those on the job site and members of the public. The Alberta Safety Codes Act is pretty specific about a number of things […]
  • Denmark Should Not Guide Calgary’s Transportation Policy

    By Bill Partridge on August 12, 2014
    (Note: The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views or the positions of BOMA Calgary.) So, the Scandinavian visitors [http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/08/04/danish-tourists-canada-car-culture_n_5649374.html] are perplexed by Canadians’ apparent car-dependency which was the subject of a recent article in the Calgary Herald [http://blogs.calgaryherald.com/2014/08/07/are-there-too-many-parking-lots-in-downtown-calgary/] . Let’s give the matter perspective:   Canada Denmark Calgary Copenhagen Population 35,000,000 […]
  • It is Way Past Time to Re-think Calgary’s Downtown Parking

    By Bill Partridge on August 7, 2014
    There is nothing more emotional in urban development than parking. Those coming downtown expect to find a parking spot fairly close to their destination. If they are not familiar with downtown that task may be a little daunting. For most people, driving to the core is the most efficient mode of travel. In the 1970s, Calgary introduced cash-in-lieu parking (CIL). […]
  • The Bicycle Debate

    By Aydan Aslan on August 5, 2014
    Editor’s note: this article was originally published in the BOMA Calgary News in the June 2014 edition of Business in Calgary. By David Parker Jeff Fielding is known for reshaping the way administration handles their books but when he returns to Calgary as its new city manager he will have to face a few other problems that are making the […]
  • Updated BOMA MGA White Papers

    By Lloyd Suchet on July 31, 2014
    The Municipal Government Act is the enabling legislation for municipalities across Alberta, and has significant consequences on the way cities plan development and tax their citizens and businesses. Last year the Provincial Government announced their intention to review the Act, at which time BOMA kicked into gear working with BOMA Edmonton to hold industry workshops, and producing two White Papers […]
  • Could Calgary Become Like Detroit?

    By Bill Partridge on July 29, 2014
    By William Partridge (with Lloyd Suchet) (Note: The opinions stated in this blog are solely my own. These opinions do not necessarily represent the views or the position of BOMA Calgary.)   There is no question the growth of Calgary’s population has been very significant. When I arrived in this magnificent city the demographic clock had just ticked over the […]
  • Time for a Review of Downtown Parking Policies

    By Lloyd Suchet on April 24, 2014
    In the coming months, Calgary City Council will decide whether to conduct a review of their Downtown Parking Strategy. The key issue to BOMA members is the cash-in-lieu of parking program, which specifies how many parking stalls can be built in new developments, and how much developers must provide to the City to build CPA lots. As it stands, the […]