Suburban land use poses unique challenges for planners, developers and residents; particularly in those communities that are well-established and have limited space upon which to draw. The sprawl, segregation and dependence on the private automobile that often characterizes the suburbs undermine broader pushes for community-building and sustainability.
The Board of Governors of the Alberta Real Estate Foundation recently approved $295,000 in community investment projects at their recent meeting on March 8, 2013. Click to see more about the 8 remarkable projects we are supporting.
Situated in the core of Edmonton’s Boyle Street Community, the Melcor YMCA Village - Affordable Housing Facility will be home to more than 150 low-income families, couples, and individuals, including people with limited mobility.
The Government of Alberta is taking steps to strengthen condominium legislation to address the current needs of condominium corporations, unit owners, and developers; and raise standards in Alberta's condominium industry.
The Foundation is currently supporting an energy efficiency pilot project for commercial buildings and industrial facilities. The project, EE Check, provides assistance to facilities to undertake an energy efficiency audit, develop a business case for upgrades and implement selected upgrades.
On December 18th, 2012 Sherry Belcourt-Darby passed away in Edmonton. Sherry was a tireless volunteer and served as a Governor on the Alberta Real Estate Foundation until earlier this year. Read more...
Century Homes Calgary receives the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Community Programming. Century Homes Calgary stood out because of its significant impact on the community, both in terms of the number of participants in the project, and the number of those benefitting from the legacy of the research in future years.
In October of this year the Foundation welcomed its newest member to the board, Charlie Ponde. Charlie comes to us from the Alberta Real Estate Association and will stay on as a Governor for 3 years. Find out more about Charlie here.
The Alberta Real Estate Foundation featured Todd Hirsch, Senior Economist at ATB Financial and co-author of The Boiling Frog Dilemma, as part of their Thought Leader Series. Over two hundred Real Estate professionals and representatives attended this event in Calgary and Edmonton. You can view the full presentation here!