Built environment and infrastructure system

 

Our choices are influenced by our local realities and our lives are powered by a diversity of renewable energy sources and a commitment to zero waste. We have diverse and affordable choices for housing and transportation options, and these increase meaningful connections between us, our city, the region and the world.

100-year Goals and Targets

  • Communications

    Calgarians are connected to each other and the rest of the world. Our communication systems are reliable and support the engagement of all people, information dissemination, social relationships, entertainment and economic activity.

    • Target 1
      By 2036, 75 per cent of Calgarians report that they are informed.
    • Target 2
      By 2036, all Calgarians have easy access to current forms of communications technology and resources.
    • Target 3
      By 2036, Calgarians increase their use of communications technology to support sustainability.
    • Target 4
      By 2036, Calgary increases the number of facilities and spaces that encourage human interaction, and they are widely distributed throughout the city.
  • Energy

    The energy used by Calgarians comes from a diverse portfolio of resources that are renewable, have a low impact on the environment and contribute to the positive development of our society. Calgarians use energy in an efficient and responsible manner.

    • Target 5
      By 2036, 30 per cent of Calgary’s energy derives from low-impact renewable sources.
    • Target 6
      By 2036, all new and retrofitted communities, buildings, vehicles, equipment and processes are built to be within five per cent of the highest energy-efficient design available out of all economically competitive products, as measured on a life cycle basis.
  • Food

    Food sources derive from sustainable practices that provide us with a high quality, healthy, affordable and secure supply of food.

    • Target 7
      By 2036, Calgarians support local food production.
    • Target 8
      By 2036, Calgary maintains access to reliable and quality food sources.
    • Target 9
      By 2036, 100 per cent of Calgary’s food supply derives from sources that practice sustainable food production.
    • Target 10
      By 2010, 100 per cent of Calgarians have access to nutritious foods.
  • Goods and Services

    Calgarians access a wide variety of locally produced goods and services and consume these in a responsible manner. We support and consume responsibly produced goods and services from around the world.

    • Target 11
      By 2036, over 50 per cent of Calgary businesses adopt a protocol for sustainable practices and report on it regularly.
    • Target 12
      By 2016, Calgary has a strong and diverse portfolio of locally based businesses.
    • Target 13
      By 2036, all Calgarians consume more responsibly.
    • Target 14
      By 2036, we are developing “complete communities” that, among other aspects, allow people to obtain daily goods and services within a reasonable walking distance from home.
    • Target 15
      By 2036, all new commercial buildings are designed to encourage the use of alternative forms of transportation (e.g. walking, cycling and transit).
    • Target 16
      By 2036, all new and retrofitted non-residential buildings are built to be within five per cent of the highest energy- and water-efficient design available out of all economically competitive products, as measured on a life cycle basis.
    • Target 17
      By 2036, all commercial buildings are accessible to people with disabilities.
  • Housing

    Calgarians have a choice of housing options that are affordable, accessible and eco-efficient and that support a variety of lifestyles. Housing reflects local environmental conditions and resources, and is adaptable over time to reflect changes in technology, climate and demographics.

    • Target 19
      By 2036, all new and retrofitted residential buildings are built to be within five per cent of the highest energy-efficient design available out of all economically competitive products, as measured on a life cycle basis.
    • Target 18
      By 2016, we are developing “complete communities” that enable people to meet most of their daily needs within a reasonable walking distance from home.
    • Target 20
      By 2036, all Calgarians have the option of spending less than 30 per cent of their gross family incomes on housing.
    • Target 21
      By 2036, the Calgary market can meet the housing needs of those below the Low-income Cut-off (LICO).
  • Transportation

    Calgary is built at a human scale with a transportation system that serves the access and mobility needs of all people through a choice of convenient, comfortable, affordable and efficient transportation modes. The transportation system connects people and goods locally, regionally and globally. Transportation needs are met safely and in a manner supportive of human and ecosystem health.

    • Target 22
      By 2036, we reduce the annual private vehicle kilometres travelled per capita by 20 per cent.
    • Target 23
      By 2016, we increase the residential population within walking distance (600 metres) of LRT stations and major transit nodes by 100 per cent.
    • Target 24
      By 2016, we increase the number of jobs within walking distance (600 metres) of LRT stations and major transit nodes by 35 per cent.
    • Target 25
      By 2036, there is a 50 per cent reduction from 1990 levels in the pollution (greenhouse gases) associated with automobiles.
    • Target 26
      By 2036, we increase peak period transit, walking and cycling and carpool travel to downtown by 50 per cent, 40 per cent and 20 per cent respectively.
    • Target 27
      By 2036, 100 per cent of public transit services (buses, CTrains and facilities) are accessible to people with disabilities.
    • Target 28
      By 2036, transit trips per capita increase 40 per cent over 2006 levels.
    • Target 29
      By 2036, the number of on-street bikeways increases by 200 per cent, and the number of pathways by 100 per cent.
    • Target 30
      By 2036, fatal collisions per 100,000 people and injury collisions per 1,000 people decrease by 50 per cent.
  • Waste management

    Calgarians work toward zero waste by using materials responsibly and minimizing consumption. We reuse, recycle and reduce the materials we consume. Wastes created are safely managed without harm to other species or systems.

    • Target 31
      By 2036, 85 per cent of the waste generated within Calgary is diverted from landfills.
    • Target 32
      By 2036, 75 per cent of construction industry waste materials are recovered for reuse and/or recycling.
    • Target 33
      By 2036, 85 per cent of waste materials are converted to other useful products.

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