When Rogers Place opens…Traffic Downtown

It’s a phrase you’ll hear often over the next few months: plan ahead and give yourself extra time. Downtown is becoming a destination – not just for events at Rogers Place, but also for the ...

Neighbourhood Lifecycles

The lifespan of a community is a constant cycle of growth and change for both its infrastructure and its residents. Neighbourhoods are not static – all communities progress through lifecycles, w...

Variances: balancing development needs with zoning regulations

Edmonton’s variety of terrain – from flat prairies to the steep river valley – means that not every property in the city is the same. Accommodating the unique features of each property s...

Making better use of rain!

Two City of Edmonton drainage branch environmental engineers are engaged in a major challenge that combines large-scale protection of the environment and long-term savings in infrastructure. Xiangfei ...

Supporting Edmonton’s Mature Neighbourhoods Through Change

All communities progress through life cycles, where the population changes and character evolves. This natural evolution presents an opportunity to rejuvenate mature and established neighbourhoods to ...

When Rogers Place Opens…Parking Downtown

While it’s true that a lot of new parking spaces aren’t being built as part of Rogers Place, there’s a very simple reason why. It didn’t need it. That is because there will be more than 18,000...

Open Science takes Open Data to the Next Level

By now, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the Open City Initiative, in particular one of its programs, Open Data. But just in case you were hibernating under a ge...

What is Zoning?

You may have heard of development tools such as zoning and overlays, but do you know how they help shape our city? Zoning is the main tool the City uses to help balance growth and create sustainable c...

Downtown Walks the Talk

Inspired by the Streets for People Walkability Symposium and free public lecture taking place later this month, we’re taking a closer look at what makes Downtown walkable. What makes a street enjoya...

Filling Potholes: It Boils Down to ‘Gut Feel’

Edmontonians are cursed with hundreds of thousands of potholes every year, and to the folks who fix them, it seems like there are the same number of salespeople hawking the perfect repair product. “...

eServices speed neighbourhood approvals

The adoption of ePlan, an all-electronic system for processing neighbourhood development plan approvals, has brought relief to engineering firms and City employees – but no joy to courier services a...

Streets for People: Walkability Symposium and Free Lecture for Passionate Citizens

Think about your favourite city. Why do you like it? Is it sunny or windy? Is it a concrete jungle or landscaped and green? Does traffic speed by, or does the pace feel welcoming? From wide-sidewalks ...

Vision Zero: Setting sights on superior safety

Edmonton is taking a giant leap – even further than it already has – toward its goal of achieving serious reductions in traffic injury or fatality collisions. In the coming months, you’re going ...

The City Got Hacked!

On March 5, the Open City Team, in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library, co-hosted the 3rd annual Hackathon in conjunction with International Open Data Day. Over 65 participants signed up to h...

BASEBALL IN EDMONTON: More Than Just Blue Jays on TV

Millions of Canadians enjoyed the Toronto Blue Jays exciting 2015 pennant drive. Many were baseball enthusiasts, but casual or first time fans were experiencing what Edmontonians have been enjoying fo...

Downtown Edmonton’s Got Big Taste

Recipe for Great Downtown Dining Just ahead of Downtown Dining week, we thought we’d get in the culinary mood and write a recipe for Downtown dining. These are just a few ingredients, so we want to ...

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