• • • improve connectivity to the waterfront; improve connectivity to the rest of Fort McMurray; and incorporate cultural heritage and natural history of Waterways into our conceptual design.

rede ning Waterways as connection and destination

The Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary is collaborating with the Regional Municipality of Wood Bu alo (RMWB) to tackle several design challenges resulting from population growth in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Our design team, Riverine Consulting, is one of ve student teams studying various project sites in this northern Canadian community. We are speci cally addressing the future development of the community of Waterways. To successfully meet the RMWB request, our goal is to develop a waterfront design for Waterways that attracts a permanent community. Complimentary, our design objectives are to:

view of the Barge Sculpture, river and buildings from interpretive trail network

Highlights of the conceptual design include a developed green space between the built community and the Clearwater River for both passive and active recreation; development of a mixed-use district along Railway Avenue that could incorporate independent retail outlets, o ce space, social services, and residential housing; a transit oriented and pedestrian friendly community layout; and unique architectural attributes. The conceptual design will foster a great sense of community, set a new precedent for northern communities, and become an attractive and unique destination for residents of Fort McMurray and all its visitors.

Clearwater River

Clea rwat er Av enue Railw ay Av enue Buly ea A venu e

vehicular traffic

mass transit traffic only

pedestrian only during day vehicular traffic @ night

commuter trail

Residential block ariel view of the new Waterways community from the west

aradhana basnet | jessica elliott | rachelle haddock | khuyen khuong | sarah pasemko | kerrie widenmaier

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