Recap: Imagine Fairview Report Report Back

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The videos produced by the Urban Studies 591 students are now available online. Click here or on the student videos menu item above!

From Dave Eisenbart, President of the Fairview Community Association:

On Saturday, April 16th, residents of Fairview met with students from the University of Calgary urban studies program and the Federation of Calgary Communities to present their report back to the community regarding Imagine Fairview. This was a continuation of the Imagine Fairview world cafe session held back in January. Students presented various forward-thinking visions for both Fairview, Fairview Industrial and Manchester on the premise of this concept:

Today we live differently than we did 50 years ago and in 50 years time we will live differently from now.

The session started off with introductions, followed by some very interesting, engaging and informative videos created by the students on Fairview and Manchester that discussed their past history, their development and current state of affairs. They are captivating short videos that are not to be missed!

Following these videos, students presented their exciting visions for these communities that incorporated a variety of unique designs, community-oriented development, great public spaces, multi-modal transportation options and varied services, shops, restaurants etc. that would service local residents in their “complete community” and allow Fairview citizens to stay in their community through all stages of their lives.


Save the Date: Imagine Fairview Part 2 on April 16

IF2 flyer.jpgOur follow-up to January’s Imagine Fairview workshop is fast approaching! Click here to register for free.

What’s in store for Fairview? Join us April 16 at Indefinite Arts Society (8038 Fairmont Dr. SE) from 9am until noon to hear from Professor Geoff Ghitter’s senior urban studies class on their ideas for the future of this community. These imaginitive visions for Fairview’s future development are based on discussions with community members back in January of this year. The students have taken this input, and, over the last few months they have combined it with best practices and new ideas from around the world to present what Fairview could look like in 2065. It promises to be a fun and thought-provoking morning, with lots of time for discussion and meeting other local residents interested in the future of Fairview!

Thank You!

On Januray 30, a number of Fairview Residents and our Acadian neighbours got together to talk about ideas for the future of Fairview. Thank you to everyone who came out and joined in.

At the session, we talked about what local residents want Fairview to look like in 50 years, what stands in the way of getting there, and what could help achieve that 50 year vision. We mapped out some of the places that make Fairview a great community and the places that could use improvement.

All of this was recorded by University of Calgary Urban Studies students, who are now working at creating a vision for Fairview based on what they heard. On April 16, they will be presenting this vision back to the community- we hope to see you there! To be notified when registration for the follow-up session is open, sign up at Or just check back here soon!

A special thanks goes out to Councillor Gian-Carlo Carra and his team, who provided our maps for the workshop, and to MLA Brandy Payne for attending and showing her support as well!

Imagine Fairview is This Saturday!

We’re only a few days away from the Imagine Fairview engagement session- join us this Saturday, January 30 from 9 until noon to talk about what Fairview could look like in 50 years! Register for free at

Imagine Fairview is a collaborative, grass-roots community planning excercise (with no prior planning experience necessary). It is a collaboration between Fairview Community Association, The Federation of Calgary Communities, and the University of Calgary’s Urban Studies 591 Class. The discussions on January 30 will help students create a vision for the community of Fariview 50 years from now, which they will present to the community in April.


Join Us January 30!


Share your ideas for the future of Fairview at a collaborative, fun and forward-thinking session being held on January 30 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm at Fairview Baptist Church. Your input will help senior University of Calgary Urban Studies students develop a guide for the future of Fairview.

This project is a collaboration between Fairview Community Association, The Federation of Calgary Communities, and the University of Calgary’s Urban Studies 591 Class.

We’ll be posting more on this website in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.