Who is Doug Kelly?

Doug Kelly was responsible for the development of over 20 neighbourhoods in Calgary and Edmonton, resulting in the production and sale of approximately 10,000 building sites for single and multi-family dwellings. Find out more.

$200,000 an Acre

More Stories from the Albertans Who Built Our Neighbourhoods (1980s-2017)

Several years ago, Doug Kelly wrote the history of land development in Alberta up to the mid-1980s. Now he brings us up to speed: What has happened since the original publication of $100,000 an Acre in 2009?

$200,000 an Acre could not be written before because the story was still unfolding. Post-recession Alberta has looked very different. Why? And how? Doug Kelly answers these questions and more with his first-hand experience that made $100,000 an Acre a hit with all of those with an interest in land development in Alberta.

The untold story is fully told now with a warmth, wit and passion seldom brought to this topic.

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$100,000 an Acre

Alberta land development from 1950s to 1970s

$100,000 an Acre chronicles the unique characters and entrepreneurs who shaped Alberta’s land development and housing industry in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. It’s about the people who took great risks to create the neighbourhoods in Alberta’s two largest cities that we now live in and enjoy. After hundreds of hours of one-on-one interviews, Doug Kelly has told their often humorous stories and, in the process, brought to life and paper these important bits of Alberta history.

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