Stories Tagged - Gian Carlo Carra
Oct. 05, 2017 | CREBNow
Nov. 18, 2016 | Gerald Vander Pyl
Four years after a hailstorm heavily damaged the building, the Ramsay Welcome Centre is coming down as residents begin to discuss what might replace it as part of their community hub.
The local seniors' centre has been located on Eighth Street S.E. since the 1970s. Before that, the building was actually located in West Hillhurst before being moved across the city, explains Denver Brust, vice-president internal with the Ramsay Community Association, adding the current community hall was built next door in the 1980s.
June 06, 2016 | Alex Frazer Harrison
Seniors' advocates in Calgary are cautiously praising a city council decision to look at a University of Calgary pilot project that's studying laneway housing as an option to aging in place.
In mid-May, council agreed to support a motion by Coun. Gian-Carlo Cara that would have City administration work with the university as it embarks on the next phase of its Aging-In-Place Laneway Housing project.
Kerby Centre CEO Luanne Whitmarsh called the idea, "a really interesting concept," but added more study needs to be done, such as ensuring that, "it isn't just going to make more isolation.
"Also, what does it look like? If (seniors) still need support and there are people entering the home instead of a grassy front yard, it's a back alley. We have to look at quality of life," she said.
May 03, 2016 | Alex Frazer Harrison
Nobody likes paying for street parking, but imagine if the money collected went directly into improvements for the community where you parked.
That's the idea behind Parking Benefit Districts (PBD), a concept gaining traction in a number of U.S. cities and may be on its way to Calgary.
"Parking Benefit Districts provide a solution to that political problem (of charging for street parking) as it creates a mechanism where the revenue generated stays in that local area," explains Greg Morrow, who sits on the CalgaryPlanning Commission and holds the Parker Professorship in Metropolitan Growth and Change with the faculty of environmental design and Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. "You can direct parking revenue into local improvements like sidewalks, or installing new themed street lights."
Nov. 23, 2012 | Cody Stuart
Raised in both Calgary and New York City, Gian-Carlo Carra was elected to serve his first term as Alderman for Ward 9 in October 2010. Having obtained a Masters in Environmental Design/Urban Design at the University of Calgary and serving on the City's Standing Policy Committee on Land Use Planning & Transportation, Carra brings a passion for building walkable, safe and fiscally responsible communities to City Hall. CREB® caught up with Alderman Carra to talk a little bit about Calgary.