​Crossroads l Cross of Culture

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We, two Master of Planning students at SAPL - University of Calgary, are working on an academic project together with the community of Crossroads. We would love to involve you in this exciting process and know your thoughts on our project as well as about Crossroads! There are opportunities to engage through the tools below this description.

Cross of Culture is a design proposal that celebrates the unique backgrounds of people in Calgary. We propose to create lively markets in Mayland Heights and Vista Heights that represent the different cultural backgrounds of people living in the community. We hope that our proposal will help to remove the stigma associated with the city's northeast and is adopted by other communities too.

Check out 'Our Story' and 'Our Studio Journey' - a brief visual description of our studio process through the widgets on the right. You can learn more about our design proposal through:

1. Design Proposal Phase 2: Presentation (April 15, 2020) - https://vimeo.com/408532670

2. The images posted in 'C: Phase 1 Vision Posters' on the right

3. And through our website - https://nextcalgary.ca/Cross-of-Culture.




We, two Master of Planning students at SAPL - University of Calgary, are working on an academic project together with the community of Crossroads. We would love to involve you in this exciting process and know your thoughts on our project as well as about Crossroads! There are opportunities to engage through the tools below this description.

Cross of Culture is a design proposal that celebrates the unique backgrounds of people in Calgary. We propose to create lively markets in Mayland Heights and Vista Heights that represent the different cultural backgrounds of people living in the community. We hope that our proposal will help to remove the stigma associated with the city's northeast and is adopted by other communities too.

Check out 'Our Story' and 'Our Studio Journey' - a brief visual description of our studio process through the widgets on the right. You can learn more about our design proposal through:

1. Design Proposal Phase 2: Presentation (April 15, 2020) - https://vimeo.com/408532670

2. The images posted in 'C: Phase 1 Vision Posters' on the right

3. And through our website - https://nextcalgary.ca/Cross-of-Culture.



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