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Richard White

Richard White

Richard White has been writing about Calgary urban living for over 20 years. Follow him on twitter @everydaytourist, read his blogs at everydaytourist.ca or contact him at richardlw@shaw.ca

RNDSQR (stands for round square) currently has two very interesting projects — “Grow” in Bankview and “Courtyard 33” in Marda Loop. These are definitely not cookie-cutter condos. Read more

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After spending a month living in a condo (Airbnb) in downtown Vancouver, I learned several lessons about what to look for in an urban condo when I eventually decide to downsize from my single-family home. Read more

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Canmore’s new Spring Creek community has many, many parallels with Calgary’s East Village. “No way,” you say! Hear me out. Read more

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What if a new arena, expanded BMO Centre and expanded/renovated Arts Commons don’t attract billions of dollars in private sector projects (fancy new hotels, dozens of funky condos and a street full of bars and restaurants)? Read more

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It is a relatively new urban development term for the lack of multi-family residential developments between 6 storeys (low-rise) and 12+ storeys (high-rise) in inner city communities across North America. Read more

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Could you live in Calgary without a car? I am not sure I could, but more and more Calgarians are doing so. Read more

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Recently, a press release with the title “Single women powerful new consumers of Mission condos,” caught my attention. Perhaps it was because my October Condo Living column was about four single women who loved condo living in the Beltline. Read more

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The City of Calgary is experimenting with the idea of creating 40 or so “local planning areas” each with their own strategic growth plans that incorporate the needs and aspirations of several neighbouring communities in a synergistic manner. Read more

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A balcony is like the front porch of a house, a place to sit and watch the world go by. However, in a winter city like Calgary wouldn’t it make more sense to have that space inside the condo where it would be useable year-round? Read more

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Recently I had a chance to chat over a glass of wine with four professional female millennials (two grew up in Calgary, one in Red Deer and one in Edmonton) who all live in Calgary’s City Centre about what they like and don’t like about urban living Read more

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Bruce McKenzie, Vice President, Business Development, NORR Architects Engineers Planners tells me they are working on a project that will have luxury guest suites in a prime location. Read more

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I recently toured Anthem’s impressive Waterfront project located on the shore of the Bow River between Sien Lok Park and Eau Claire Market. Read more

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I really do need to get out more. Specifically, to the edges of the city, to see what is happening in Calgary’s new frontier. Read more

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It's impressive how James Robertson has developed a game plan totally different from East Village and Currie, in the development of West District by West Campus Development Trust. Read more

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After spending 14 days living across the street from Atlanta’s mega 200-acre Piedmont Park, I have an even greater appreciation for the value of urban park Read more

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Calgary’s relationship with bicycles and bike lanes has always been one of the love-hate kind. One thing is certain; bike culture in the city is growing. Read more

Living

An urban oasis in a sea of suburbia has begun construction on Calgary’s west side in the community of West Springs. Read more

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Over the past 40+ years, BIAs in Calgary have evolved from shopping districts to mixed-use streets with vibrant café and restaurant cultures, as well as health and fitness spaces, and retail shops. Read more

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I have always thought Mission would be a marvelous place to live. It has charming old homes, as well as low, mid and high rise condos. It has all the amenities one could ever need. It even has its own elementary, junior and high school. Read more

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Nashville is one of the fastest growing cities in North America today. Construction cranes are everywhere. Yet Calgary, even in a recession, could easily give it a run for its money when it comes to creating urban villages. Read more

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