Title: Sustainable Suburb Study

Author: Calgary Planning and Building Department Staff

Date: 1995

Publisher: City of Calgary Planning & Building Department



Sustainable Suburbs Study: Creating More Fiscally, Socially, and Environmentally Sustainable Communities. Adopted by City Council on July 17, 1995. Calgary, Alberta. Available online


Section 4.3 (pp. 21-29)

Description: This document stops short of being a code, for political reasons intentionally remaining a guideline. It strongly enforces the neighborhood structure.

Assessment: This is a very comprehensive document involving justification, technical description, guidelines, and references. It incorporates an energy efficiency component for cold climates. It has been adopted by the Calgary City Planning Commission. The graphic layout does not contribute to the structure of the document. It is not clear for whom it is written, but it could serve planning staff and other professionals.