The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

Urban Policy Program

Total Funded: $30,000
Location: Calgary, Alberta

The School of Public Policy’s newly established Urban Program engages in research and outreach activities (conferences, roundtables, and media events) on the public policy issues that affect mid-sized cities (500,000 to 2 million) in Canada.

Our analysis of the policy issues concerning urban growth, land use, infrastructure, taxation, and environmental quality, amongst others, will increase public dialogue around real estate practices, housing markets, and the fiscal and regulatory policies of urban governments.

The School of Public Policy is uniquely positioned to focus and coordinate the expertise of academics and those with practical experience in the field of urban develop and policy formulation to fill significant gaps in our understanding of urban policy issues in medium-sized cities.