Alberta

February 19, 2011, 7am PST
Five international design teams released their ideas this week for redeveloping Edmonton's City Centre Airport into a dense, energy-efficient neighborhood. Green roofs, canals, ice rinks and geothermal heating all come into play.
Edmonton Journal
February 17, 2011, 9am PST
In Canada, the mayors of two of the country's biggest cities are at the opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to cities and urban issues.
The Toronto Star
January 16, 2011, 1pm PST
The Council of Edmonton, Alberta is considering allowing liquor advertisements on their buses, which a report estimates could bring in an extra $1 million in revenue.
CBC News
June 26, 2010, 5am PDT
Will airports become the "anchors of 21st century development," as Prof. John Kasarda believes? Kasarda spoke in Edmonton, Alberta, where planners are considering developing airport-adjacent greenfields into dense development.
Edmonton Journal
April 14, 2010, 5am PDT
Under Alberta's present water allocation system, new and rapidly growing communities are unable to purchase new water licenses, as priority goes to historical users, not those with the greatest need. A persistent drought may force a change.
The Globe and Mail
November 25, 2009, 8am PST
The Canadian government said that it will invest millions in the third carbon capture and storage project in Alberta.
The Wall Street Journal
July 14, 2009, 7am PDT
This op-ed piece in the Globe and Mail argues that plans for a high-speed rail link between the Albertan cities of Calgary and Edmonton makes eminent sense -- at least, according to the thinking of Richard Florida and colleagues.
The Globe and Mail
June 25, 2009, 5am PDT
Calgary's proposed plan "Plan It" seeks to lay out the city's future for the next 60 years, and it represents a dramatic shift away from unregulated suburbanization. It faces a lot of opposition.
The Globe and Mail
February 27, 2009, 1pm PST
Edmonton Alberta is planning to go from a "somewhat bike friendly city to a very bike friendly city." But can it afford it during a recession?
CBC
February 24, 2009, 9am PST
In his first foreign trip, President Obama will meet with Canadian PM Harper to discuss, amongst other topics, the environmental impact of mining Alberta's oil sands.
The Washington Post
December 22, 2008, 11am PST
This summer, the provincial government announced a $2 billion public transit fund focused on regional co-operation. Thousands of commuters from bedroom communities around Calgary could benefit from the infrastructure.
The Calgary Herald
November 18, 2008, 1pm PST
Calgary is poised to make itself into a city that encourages density without sacrificing too much of the leg room currently offered by existing suburbs.
Calgary Herald
September 14, 2008, 5am PDT
Calgary has the largest ecological footprint of any large Canadian municipality. The city council is trying to fix that history with Plan It Calgary, a new land use and transportation plan- and developers are none too pleased.
Fast Forward Weekly
August 17, 2008, 9am PDT
Growing rapidly and becoming an ever more expensive place to live, Calgary -- Alberta's oilpatch city -- is in danger of "losing its heart" writes Peter Menzies.
The Globe and Mail
August 12, 2008, 6am PDT
Its pathway system increasingly congested with users, the city of Calgary has announced it is going to start ticketing speeding or reckless cyclists.
The Globe and Mail
July 16, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Following a series of Segway pilot tests in other Canadian cities, the town of Sylvan Lake Alberta is loosening up laws restricting them the space age vehicles to private property.</p>
The Globe & Mail
February 12, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>Chris Turner reports on an artistic experiment in suburban agriculture that raised the ire of Calgary's city hall.</p>
The Globe and Mail
February 2, 2008, 11am PST
<p>As a part of its special series of reports on the Alberta tar sands, the Globe &amp; Mail outlines the extreme environmental impacts of the development.</p>
The Globe and Mail
January 30, 2008, 10am PST
<p>Extensive freeway spending and a flexible municipal infrastructure fund are features of the 20-year plan for Alberta's infrastructure.</p>
The Globe & Mail
January 27, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>Momentum is growing for 24 hour transit in Edmonton, Alberta - an idea backed by students, business officials, and the Transit Riders' Union of Edmonton. City officials say it's inevitable, but is at least a couple years away.</p>
The Edmonton Sun