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  • Calgary Feels Some of the Regional Pain Edmonton Shares.

    Strutting peacock’ jibe underscores strained relationship jibe between Calgary’s mayor and Alberta’s premier

    Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/Strutti...#ixzz2KdIZOibb

    Nenshi argues that county councils representing six per cent of the Calgary region’s population are winning out over the majority on regional planning. However, those rural municipalities have a much larger share of the region’s land area, and the multi-decade growth plan would have much more influence in directing growth in their districts than in the cities and towns, which are pushing out their borders to keep growing outward.
    "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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    I've been recently "bothering" the province and feds, on all political sides of the spectrum to put these issues front and centre. "It's economics stupid." This is - or should be - a major discussion for people on this forum.

    Way to keep this kind of thing in the loop EDP.
    Live and love... your neighbourhood.

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      Calgary is in a slightly different position then Edmonton. Because of growth patterns Calgary tended to develop as one large city with very little growth in neighboring towns. Yes Airdrie and Cochrane are similar but Edmonton has far more large suburban towns and cities.
      Percentage wise Calgary makes up 90.2% of its metro population, Edmonton 70.0% (2011 numbers).
      For the most part Calgary is almost the same thing as metro Calgary so the problems it faces are somewhat less then Edmonton.
      The regional boards should be made up as by population but each town and county should have representation as well. Land the the environment is very important and population isn't the only consideration.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by GenWhy? View Post
        I've been recently "bothering" the province and feds, on all political sides of the spectrum to put these issues front and centre. "It's economics stupid." This is - or should be - a major discussion for people on this forum.

        Way to keep this kind of thing in the loop EDP.
        Its interesting to see how it is dealt with around the world. I have been following a tram project for example. It's the prov gov't that is deciding where the tram will go. so we have dictation from higher levels of gov't for things that we would feel should be in local control.

        Or look at Toronto.. where they create mega city.
        "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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        • #5
          Shouldn't this thread on Calgary be in "off topic", not being about the Edmonton region?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by moahunter View Post
            Shouldn't this thread on Calgary be in "off topic", not being about the Edmonton region?
            Nope, because EDP created it and he can do whatever he wants.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by moahunter View Post
              Shouldn't this thread on Calgary be in "off topic", not being about the Edmonton region?
              It's about regional co operation and the advisement the EDMONTON is not unique in having these issues.

              I choose well.
              "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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