Calgary

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The Case for Tearing Down Park-and-Ride Lots

And replacing them with mixed-use development.

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What the U.S. Can Learn From Canada's High-Paying Jobs Recovery

Jobs paying more than $30 an hour have fueled Canada's job growth, in stark contrast to America's temp-heavy recovery.

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Animated Retrospectives of the Day: Watch Iconic Skylines Emerge Before Your Eyes

Corporate real estate data offer unexpectedly riveting views into the past. 

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This Huge Land Stain Near Calgary Was Made by Hail

A ferocious storm this weekend left a trail of hail 75 miles long in Alberta.

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Epic Flooding in Calgary, By the Numbers

The Canadian city is only beginning to recover from historic floods.

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Downtown Calgary Is Almost Entirely Under Water

75,000 to 100,000 residents are fleeing the city in an unprecedented evacuation effort.

Brandon Beasley

The Calgary Park That's United Historic Preservationists and Parkour Athletes

The city wants to renovate Century Gardens Park, but two unlikely groups are fighting to save it.

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A Brief History of Observation Towers

As London debuts its newest structural wonder, a tour of its counterparts around the world.

Steven Holl

City Life, Recreated in the Sky

To Antony Wood's mind, the future of cities is vertical, replete with super-tall buildings, rooftop parks and, yes, lots of skybridges.

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The World's Coolest Manhole Cover Designs

Even the most mundane pieces of infrastructure don't have to be boring.

To Understand the City’s Budget, Write It

To help citizens better understand the budget process, Calgary's mayor let them craft it themselves.

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Zen and the Art of Snow Plow Maintenance

When it comes to allocating resources to remove snow, cities can often only guess and hope for the best

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Why I Love My City: Bruce McCulloch on Calgary

The Canadian comedian and Kids In The Hall star on his formative years in Calgary and how the city has changed since

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Civic Symbolism: A Survey of City Hall Architecture

Which city hall buildings manage to capture something specific about a city's culture?

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The Best and Worst of Official City Flags

They're less visible, but most cities have flags just like countries or states. Some are great. Others, not so much.