The current scandal surrounding the real estate developers in Calgary and their efforts to influence the October 2013 municipal elections is evidence of an industry feeling entitled to proceed with business as they see fit but unable or unwilling to innovate or think strategically or critically about their direction.
Patrick Hanlon is a photographer and educator who has lived in Calgary since 2003. His teaching career has taken him from a junior high school in the Canadian Arctic in the 1990s to roles as a language instructor and cross-cultural consultant in Asia and the Middle East. Since settling in Calgary, he has written regularly on education, media literacy, urban planning, immigration and politics.
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