National Urban Design Awards — 2010 Recipient

The RiverWalk Master Plan
Award Category: 
National Urban Design Awards
Urban Design Plans

Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Stantec’s design collaboration for the RiverWalk Master Plan describes a new vision for the Bow and Elbow Rivers waterfront and new generation of public life and urban spaces in downtown Calgary. It establishes a continuous 4-kilometer promenade that will connect a number of the City’s premier attractions, and business and residential communities, while laying out plans for waterfront plazas, gateways and community connectors, opportunities for public art and cultural expression, riparian restoration and a commuter route for both “heels” and “wheels”. The RiverWalk is intended to serve as a significant catalyst for a major redevelopment in the city’s blighted east end district.

Jury Comment(s): 

“This plan is well crafted and well described, and ties together with the history of the area. The jury was particularly impressed by the fact that a comprehensive, well-documented public process had occurred.  [The RiverWalk Master Plan] is a good result of a good process, and could be a catalyst for the redevelopment of blighted areas in Calgary.”

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