Smarter Growth Initiative (SGI) is a BILD Calgary Region program that fosters informed and engaged conversation on topics that affect the Calgary Region’s growth by providing balanced, researched based information on issues surrounding planning and development.


Have you visited the SGI Pub Hub? The Pub Hub is SGI’s website where all of its original and curated articles, books (in PDF format), and short videos live. The SGI website has just been refreshed and is now even better than before. The new site is easier to navigate, so you can find the important information you need.

SGI’s resources are created for anyone and everyone who wants to understand the facts behind development-related matters like housing affordability, land supply, policy changes, new innovation, smart growth and more.

The Pub Hub is a great education tool and resource for educating the public and the decision makers. The building industry in the Calgary Region is one of the major economic engines with an impact of $6.7 billion. Our industry is the second largest in Calgary, according to Calgary Economic Development, so it is crucial that people are educated about how our industry works, and how together we can build smarter cities that benefit us all.

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