West District

Brief

Truman Development Corporation
2013-2014

COMMENT

West District is a unique master-planned neighbourhood to be developed in West Calgary. The guiding design and planning principles for West District focus on the creation of a vibrant, compact, and connected neighbourhood that will enhance its surroundings and improve quality of life for existing adjacent and future residents. To support the planning process, the developer and the project team – Intelligent Futures, with partners Civicworks Planning + Design, S2 Architecture, People Places Landscape Architects, and nubix, among others – implemented a new approach to developer-led community engagement, the first of its kind in Canada.

Emphasizing transparent and convenient engagement, the process took place over five phases and six months. The centrepiece of the engagement process was EngageHub – a purpose-built engagement facility within the West District lands. The facility allowed for a focused, transparent, and consistent conversation with the participating public. By project’s end, more than 1,880 residents from the surrounding neighbourhoods and throughout Calgary had taken part in the engagement process, making it the largest developer-led engagement process in the city.

design, engagement, urbanism

  • EngageHub exterior
  • EngageHub interior
  • Engagement material
  • West District Infographic