Improving Quality of Life with Intelligent Urban Design: University District Weighs In

September 6, 2017

Wouldn’t most of us prefer to spend less time commuting and more time communing?

University District is making this a reality.

While many of us have different ideas of what’s most important part of life — whether it’s family, success, freedom, or happiness — one truth is common for all of us, time is valuable.

Time shapes our days. On weekends, it’s what we use to visit our friends and family, how we devote week over week to build careers, and in time, save for retirement. Time and effort is what’s needed to put together the recently-bought furniture on the living room floor and what we’re all (hopefully) aware of once a lasagna is in the oven.

Most of us wish there were more than 24 hours in a day since so much of our everyday life is filled with the in-between like the commute to-and-from work or the hunt for a grocery-store parking spot. These are things that regularly demand our time as life gets busy, but they don’t have to. Not at University District.

The advantage of proximity is the recouping of time. The growth of University District’s community with a complete urban village focused on walkability is a welcomed concept. Close amenities and services for everything you need helps you save on what’s in short supply—time.

What would life be like if we were all able to wake up and stroll to work knowing that your car is safely parked and won’t need to move until the weekend arrives and the mountains call? To have family across generations living close enough that when dinner comes, the table is only steps away from the community grocery store where you’ve been asked to stop for milk? Wouldn’t life be different if stuck in traffic became a euphemism for running into a friend while cycling to a coffee-meeting, or if the only mileage getting racked up this week was on your Fitbit?

We’d all like to spend more time on the things that matter and less on the in-between.

The difference here is that University District has decided it’s about time we do.

Learn more about how University District is changing the face of everyday living Calgary here.


Join the Discussion

Comments are moderated before being posted. Your email address is required but will not be published.

Join our email list for more information and our newsletter.
Popular Keywords
For the Love of Breakfast: How to Start Every Day Happier and Healthier
Are You Ready to Talk Technology, Calgary?
How to Harness Your Identity and Tidy Your Home for More Joy!
A NW Bike Ride Guide for Families, Fitness and Fun on Wheels
See All Blog Posts
2018 milestones, active, Activity, Aging in place, Alberta, All ages, Alt Hotels, amenities, Ana Cummings, Analog Coffee, Artisan Pizza, Avi Urban, Balcony, Balcony Decor, beard grooming, Bike routes, BILD, BILD Awards, black tea, Blaze Pizza, Bliss & Co. Cupcakes and Desserts, Bragg Creek, Breakfast, Brenda Stafford Foundation, Brenda Strafford Foundation, Brookfield Residential, Brunch, Bucket List, Buiders, Building Industry and Land Development, Calgary, Calgary Activities, Calgary business, calgary charity, Calgary Fitness, Calgary LRT, Calgary Parks, Calgary Trails, Calgary Transit, Calypso's Green Taverna, Cambridge Manor, Canmore, Capella, chamomile, charity, Cochrane, Community, community festival, condo life, condos, connections, contest, cooking together, Copper Branch, Cuisine et Chateau, cup of tea, Curious Salon, Date Ideas, Decor, Decor Shops, Decor Tips, Denim & Smith, Dental, dental care, design styles, Discovery Centre, dog park, downsizing, downsizing tips, earl grey, Eco decor, environment, Esquire by Truman, Euphoria Cafe, exercise, Explore, Fall, family-run wineries, Father's Day, fitness, food, food waste, Fratello Coffee Roasters, Garden Maintenance, giving back, Green Calgary, Green tea, Group Germain Hotels, guide, Guide to Northwest Calgary, gym, hair grooming, Health, Helen Youn, Higher Ground, Hillhurst Flea Market, holiday, holiday memories, holiday season, holiday traditions, holiday wines, Home Automation, Home Maintenance, Home Technology, homemade pizza, housing, I Can for Kids, IBI Group, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Shops, inclusive, Interior Design, Interior Design Tips, J.Webb Market Wines, James Robertson, Kananaskis, Kananaskis Nordic Spa, KonMari, Lattes, Level Playing Field, Life at Maple, local business, made in Calgary, making pizza, Making Pizza Pie, Maple, Maple by Truman, Marie Kondo, McKinley Burkart, meal plan, meal prep, meals, mens grooming, mint tea, Mother's Day Brunch, multi-generational, National Ice Cream Month, new community, New homes, New Resident, Noble, North Hill Mall, North Pond, Northwest Calgary, Northwest Calgary Brunch, Northwest Commons Park, Northwest neighbour, Northwestival, NW Calgary, OEB Breakfast Co., Olympic Oval, oolong tea house, Orangetheory, Orangetheory Fitness, Organization, outdoors, Park n' Play Design, Partners, Patio Decor, pizza dough, pizza toppings, play space, Playcore National Demonstration Site, playground, rafting, recipes, redecorating, restaurant, retailers, Romance, Ronald McDonald House Charities, rooibos, Rosé, Save-On-Foods, seasonal maintenance, Senior living, Seniors, sensory gadgets, single-level residences, Smaller space living, Smart Home, social media contest, Spark Joy, sparkling wine, Sports, Summer Activities, Summer Bucket List, sustainability, sustainable design, Sutton Garner, Tea, tea infuser, Tea lattes, Tea Pairings, The IVY, tips, Trails in Northwest Calgary, TREC Dental, Truman, Truman Homes, U/D, UD Life, UDLife, University District, University District Dental, University of Calgary, Urban Balcony, urban dog park, Urban Garden, Urban Patio Decor, Valentines Day, Vegan Cuisine, Vegan Food, vermicomposting, Volunteer, Volunteerism, West Campus Development Trust, Wilco Contractors, Wine, wine experience, Winefest, Winsport Zipline, winter, winter activities, winter festival, winter fun, winter memories, winter traditions, winter warm up, women grooming, workouts, Yard, year in review, YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

Discover NW Calgary's most interesting places, people and things

Visit Our Channel

Looking for something to do in NW Calgary?

Check Out Our Event Calendar

The University District blog is a resource for Calgarians who want to live, work, play, visit or buy in the northwest. We will provide you with information, stories, news and inspiration about the things that matter so you can live a more inspired, active and connected life in NW Calgary at University District… Life works here.