There are numerous reasons why the neighbourhood you live in was built: market pressures, population growth, forms of demand, essentially. Before it was built though, there were rules that the plans had to conform to. The latest version of one of these rules is Calgary’s Municipal Development Plan (MDP). Within it are policies that address growth patterns, urban design, transportation systems, among numerous other features in land planning and development. It is The City’s key document that addresses how Calgary should grow. Should we concentrate development around employment centres, LRT stations, existing communities or enable new communities at the outer edges of the city? It gives directions to these questions.
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