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Re-imagining Calgary’s Next Great City Neighborhood

Thursday, Jun 24, 2021

Join CREW Calgary as CMLC’s Kate Thompson (President and CEO) and Amber Osadan-Ullman (Senior Development Manager) share their latest updates on what exciting transformations are happening in our City.

As Master Developers of the Rivers District, CMLC is an entrepreneurial group of hands-on doers and place makers. Their approach is rooted in community participation and designed to strengthen the connections between places, experiences and people. Over the past ten years, they’ve transformed East Village into one of the most anticipated neighborhoods in Calgary and they're just getting started.

Turning their focus south to east Victoria Park, CMLC’s biggest city-building projects include the BMO Centre expansion, Event Centre, Arts Commons Transformation and the extension of 17th Avenue into Stampede Park. Learn how they are re-imagining east Victoria Park into Calgary’s next great city neighborhood, the Culture + Entertainment District.

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Kate Thompson - President & CEO (Architect, AAA, MRAIC)

Kate joined CMLC in January 2013 to lead the delivery of the master plan vision for East Village. In January 2020, after seven years as Vice President of Development, Kate stepped into her new role as President & CEO. Today, under Kate’s leadership, CMLC is overseeing the development of the BMO Convention Centre Expansion, Event Centre, and critical infrastructure projects in east Victoria Park, delivering on the vision for Calgary’s Culture & Entertainment District.

Kate’s exceptional leadership and foresight have been instrumental in the success of many of Calgary’s major infrastructure and development projects over the past six years, including the new Central Library. She is highly regarded in the industry for her deep expertise, uncompromising standards and unwavering commitment.

Kate is active in the community through her role as Past Board Chair of the YWCA Calgary and as a member of the Dean’s Circle of Environmental Design (EVDS) at University of Calgary, where she has been an Adjunct Professor since 2014.

In both teaching and practicing architecture, and as a registered member of the Alberta Architects Association (AAA) and active Member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (MRAIC), she continues to highlight the importance of a well-built urban fabric and support projects that strengthen Calgary’s urban spaces.


Amber Osadan-Ullman - Senior Development Manager (MCIP, RPP)

Amber joined CMLC in April 2014 and brings over a decade of land development experience to the team. She is passionate about bringing placemaking and great design to the city-building projects she leads in and outside the Rivers District.

In Amber’s role, she drives strategic capital projects and brownfield redevelopment with a focus on innovative urban design solutions and financial sustainability. She leads all projects with an eye towards placemaking, project management, economic development, land use planning and design.

With this experience Amber has presented at several conferences including the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers, CIP, and the Alberta Professional Planner Institute in addition to guest lecturing at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business, and School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape.


  • When

    Thursday, Jun 24, 2021

  • Time

    12:00pm -1:00pm

  • Price
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