rethink urban planning and infrastructure development processes in Calgary's city core to improve standards of living?
When developing Calgary’s downtown core, there are two major processes that affect the way infrastructure is created: the Centre City Refresh Plan and the current city core infrastructure development.
The Centre City Refresh Plan is primarily focused on external interactions with the public and other stakeholders to understand what the focus should be for future infrastructure development. The current city core infrastructure development focuses on developers implementing current city council goals and ideas with other internal teams. Both of these processes aim to positively impact living standards within the core, which specifically supports living, working, the environment, arts & culture and transportation. Currently, however, the focus is on speeding up timelines in the development community to directly address the economic downturn and large vacancy on a limited budget. As a result, other living standards in the core, such as the environment, transportation and arts & culture, are harder for city developers to focus on in the short-term.