Great Cities Report – Profiles in municipal excellence
By: Calgary Chamber of Commerce
Grant Number: 2013-06

Calgary as a city continues to lead Canada in terms of population growth and, as its economy continues to grow, increasingly competes on a global scale for both business and talent. As Calgary becomes recognized as a global city, it needs to keep up with other Great Cities to attract successful businesses, elite-level talent, and provide critical infrastructure support for economic success.

With Calgary’s growth in mind, the Calgary Chamber launched the Great Cities initiative, which looks to understand the importance of  cities in the global economy, and the impact municipal decisions and actions have on the success of a community.

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What Lies Beneath? Buyer Beware.
By: Environmental Law Centre
Grant Number: 2009-17

It’s every homeowner’s nightmare: You buy a home, move in, then find out there’s an abandoned gas well beneath, leaking and contaminating your property.

Think it can’t happen to you? It can. According to the Energy Resources Conservation Board in November 2012 over 150,000 abandoned wellsites dotted the Alberta landscape, making it essential that buyers do their homework.

“These nightmares happen because of gaps between what Albertans should know, could know and actually do know about their environment,” says Adam Driedzic, Staff Counsel and author of a new Environmental Law Centre publication, What Lies Beneath? Access to Environmental Information in Alberta.

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Service Excellence Program by Alberta Real Estate Association
By: Alberta Real Estate Association
Grant Number: 2009-21

Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA)’s Service Excellence Program is a comprehensive professional development opportunity helping to align the services Alberta REALTORS® provide with what today’s consumers expect. Using extensive consumer research, the program provides REALTORS® the knowledge of how those expectations have changed, and then provides the tools to help ensure the REALTOR®’s service meets or exceeds clients’ expectations.

Also read the 2010 Summary Consumer Focus Groups Report

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Carsharing in Greater Forest Lawn
By: Arusha, Peter Schryvers
Grant Number: 2009-14

This research of carsharing in the Greater Forest Lawn area by Peter Schryvers was a component of a larger research study examining travel and housing location choice behaviors of households in Calgary. Thirteen households in total were recruited for the study, seven of which came from the Greater Forest Lawn area. ARUSHA supervised the study as part of its social marketing campaign for carsharing in Calgary.

Grant #: 2009-14
Author: Arusha, Peter Schryvers
Year: 2010
Format: hard copy, slideshare link

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Affordable Housing Initiative: Affordable Housing Facilitator program Status Report
By: Alberta Real Estate Foundation
Grant Number: 2007-23

Between October 2000 and April 2003, the total AHI Housing Facilitator program totalled $133,950; funded by AREF and managed by AREA. This analytical report represents the status, content and findings resulting from work completed by the Affordable Housing Facilitators program, Affordable Housing Initiative (2000-2003). It presents the current status of the twenty-nine projects and initiatives involving the direct or indirect support of both Facilitators for the duration of this program.

Grant #: 2007-23
Author: Alberta Real Estate Foundation
Year: 2007
Format: pdf

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Development Road Map and Best Practices in Southwest Alberta
By: Southwest Alberta Sustainable Community Initiative (SASCI)
Grant Number: 2005-20

This document provides an overview of likely regulatory processes and related issues in respect of potential development projects that may be proposed in southwest Alberta.

Grant #: 2005-20
Author: Southwest Alberta Sustainable Community Initiative (SASCI)
Year: 2006
Format: pdf

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