The resilient stampede - a strategy to mitigate the effects of flood-waters at Stampede Park
In 2013, Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada was devasted by a flood. Fifty million dollars was spent to ensure the site was able to accommodate The Calgary Stampede; a traditional event with participants from all over North America. This practicum uses theoretical ideas (emergence and resilience) and physical methods (constructed wetlands and water treatment practices) to propose a redevelopment plan to mitigate future flood events that improve the resiliency of the site. The proposed plan allows the site to accommodate a 500-year flood event and also improve the social and economic situations in the community.