Learning About Transit from Cities that Work
November 10, 2014
By William G. R. Partridge, CAE (Note: The opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views or position of BOMA Calgary.) I recently had the pleasure to visit Washington DC, the capitol of the United States. It is more configured like “Fortress Washington”.
Preparing for Power to Resume (Downtown Power Outage)
October 15, 2014
RE-ENTRY PROCESSES FOR BUILDING OWNERS AND MANAGERS Updated 18:27 hrs. RE-ENTRY PROCESSES FOR BUILDING OWNERS AND MANAGERS If you have engaged professionals to control or support you re-energization, please consult with them on the suggestions below. Prior to Switchover Communicate with your tenants and occupants to keep them apprised.
There is No End to the Noise of a City
August 15, 2014
(Note: The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views or the position of BOMA Calgary.) My vacation this summer was a five-day kayaking trip down the South Saskatchewan River from Medicine Hat to Sandy Point, a distance of about 160kms.
It’s a Simple Matter of Public Safety
August 13, 2014
(Note: The opinions expressed herein are solely those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views or the position of BOMA Calgary.) During any construction project, public safety is paramount. This concept applies equally to those on the job site and members of the public.
Denmark Should Not Guide Calgary’s Transportation Policy
August 12, 2014
(Note: The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views or the positions of BOMA Calgary.) So, the Scandinavian visitors [http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/08/04/danish-tourists-canada-car-culture_n_5649374.html] are perplexed by Canadians’ apparent car-dependency which was the subject of a recent article in the Calgary Herald [http://blogs.calgaryherald.com/2014/08/07/are-there-too-many-parking-lots-in-downtown-calgary/] .
It is Way Past Time to Re-think Calgary’s Downtown Parking
August 07, 2014
There is nothing more emotional in urban development than parking. Those coming downtown expect to find a parking spot fairly close to their destination. If they are not familiar with downtown that task may be a little daunting. For most people, driving to the core is the most efficient mode of travel.
The Bicycle Debate
August 05, 2014
Editor’s note: this article was originally published in the BOMA Calgary News in the June 2014 edition of Business in Calgary.
Updated BOMA MGA White Papers
July 31, 2014
The Municipal Government Act is the enabling legislation for municipalities across Alberta, and has significant consequences on the way cities plan development and tax their citizens and businesses.
Could Calgary Become Like Detroit?
July 29, 2014
By William Partridge (with Lloyd Suchet) (Note: The opinions stated in this blog are solely my own. These opinions do not necessarily represent the views or the position of BOMA Calgary.) There is no question the growth of Calgary’s population has been very significant.
Time for a Review of Downtown Parking Policies
April 24, 2014
In the coming months, Calgary City Council will decide whether to conduct a review of their Downtown Parking Strategy.
Desert Lessons in Water Conservation
April 15, 2014
Calgarians can learn a lot about water from folks that live in the desert. Water is a precious and life-giving resource that requires careful management. California’s Coachella Valley where Palm Springs is located is at the transitional point of both the Sonoran and Colorado Deserts.
The Cycle Lifestyle
April 08, 2014
Right out of the chute: I acknowledge that I ride a bicycle. And I enjoy it. I do not however, ride my bike to work. It’s winter! On those days when the weather is sane, my work calendar permits and I am so inclined, I do ride to work.