Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People 2012
Meet the people who are changing your world – and find out how they’re doing it
by Max Fawcett, Michael Ganley, Alix Kemp and Geoffrey Morgan
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Michael Brown’s influence on Calgary’s built environment is both great and growing. Brown spent time as a vice-president at Calgary Economic Development and was an associate vice-president with Matthews Southwest as it brought Encana’s landmark 58-storey downtown tower, The Bow, to fruition. Then, on September 21 of last year, he was named president and CEO of the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC). Brown is now in charge of overseeing many developments around the city, but the most prominent of those is the revitalization of the East Village. The CMLC has attracted more than $725 million in private development to the East Village project, which will see an area now known for low-rent apartments and vacant lots turned into a mixed-use, inner-city community for 11,000 residents.