Cochrane Ideas – October 2019

Regional Growth Management

Is it Even Possible?
What Has Been Tried in the Calgary Region?

7 pm, Friday, October 11th, 2019
at King Solomon Lodge, Centre Avenue, Cochrane
Please bring snacks if you can. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Managing Growth at a regional scale is not for the faint-of-heart!  It comes with all the drama of the wild west poised on the razor’s-edge of a “local autonomy” vs. “broader shared interest” in the Calgary Region, It also comes with a  clash between urban and rural values. Still, it has been possible to find common ground.

Join us on October 11 to learn how compromises were made. Share your own observations and questions. Bob Miller has spent many years engaged in urban and regional growth management and planning in the Calgary region.  From the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s Bob served as the City of Calgary’s technical representative to the Calgary Regional Planning Commission.  As a city planner, he worked with rural municipalities and towns across the region in regional strategy-making, annexation and strategic planning studies. From 1999-2010 Bob served as the Manager of Strategic Initiatives, providing strategic analysis and advice to City Council and the senior administration.

Retiring from the City, Bob joined the Calgary Regional Partnership in 2010, implementing the Calgary Metropolitan Plan and developing region-wide strategies around growth management, transit, regional water systems, economic prosperity and broadband/fibre networks.  As CRP closed its doors in 2018, Bob retired and now enjoys life in the Summer Village of Ghost Lake. He contributes as a volunteer where he can.

Bob holds degrees in Urban and Regional Economics (BA, UofC) and Community and Regional Planning (MA, UBC)

Many thanks to Ozzie Sawicki and Jill Uniacke for detailing with such empathy and understanding at September Ideas the extent of palliative care in Cochrane area, and future goals to help people with their end-of-life challenges.  If you are interested in hospice and palliative care, please go to the local Cochrane website