Thomas Mawson centennial of first visit

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Thomas Mawson centennial of first visit

Postby newsposter » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:45 pm

It was a hundred years ago on April 9, 1912 that English town planner and landscape architect spoke to a meeting of the Canadian Club in Calgary during a cross-Canada tour. After speaking here a second time, he was commissioned to do a plan for the booming young City. Here is an account of the talk, provided courtesy of Harry Sanders - thanks Harry! http://www.ourfutureourpast.ca/newspapr ... qp0809.jpg

Mawson produced a spectacular Beaux Arts / City Beautiful plan for Calgary in 1913. But by then the economy was collapsing, not to fully recover for many decades, and the plan was unrealized. More about Mawson and his plan for Calgary here: http://caa.ucalgary.ca/mawsonreportfull

Mawson's plan for the Prince's Island lagoon area
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Calgary's "Planning Commission " traces its origins to this time.
http://www.calgary.ca/PDA/DBA/Pages/Pub ... ct=/cpc100
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