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Calgary is often portrayed as the sprawling boom town of the west. But according to this article by Spacing contributor Jason Markusoff, published in the Calgary Herald, the city is actually growing in a “smart growth” style. During the past year, 42 per cent of new homes were built within the built-up part of Calgary. At the same time, many of the middle-ring suburbs, including Deer Run, Sundance, Scenic Acres, Edgemont and MacEwan, have lost population over the past few years.