Urban Planning

What do we want? Draft City Plan feedback. When do we want it: Now! 😀

The City Plan team has just published six policy documents. If we still have your attention, then we need your feedback. And it’s not just the planners who need your feedback. It’s the future city...

Celebrating the future – major milestones at Blatchford.

Let’s talk about what makes Blatchford different. A strong vision ✔️ Sustainability goals ✔️ A forward-thinking energy strategy✔️ A District Energy Sharing System ✔️ On September 20,...

A transformational City Plan for a changing Edmonton

Editor’s Note: On September 17, the City of Edmonton’s City Plan team presented a public update on its work to a committee of City Councillors. The report made news headlines with its ideas, among...

City around the corner from population one million

If things go as conceived, Edmonton will become a city of one million people some time around December 2020.  That’s an admittedly unscientific takeaway from the announcement today of Edmonton’s ...

Cardboard Don tours city’s award-winning urban spaces (Urban Design Awards deadline: August 15)

A giant-sized cardboard cutout of Mayor Don Iveson made the rounds of the city earlier this month, turning heads and bringing attention to standout examples of urban spaces in Edmonton.  “I’ve fi...

Innovative geoexchange field to mean end of traditional furnaces, A/C units, boilers for Blatchford residents

Blatchford residents will make history and deliver the future at the same time. “Blatchford has the potential to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions associated with heating, cooling and domestic hot...

A City Plan built with Pride 🏳️‍🌈

The new rainbow crosswalk along 104 Ave downtown does important work, helping pedestrians safely get to the other side of 109 St on the MacEwan University campus. It also does vital City Plan work. Sy...

It’s The City Plan super combo: a large helping of public input with a side of technology (but no fries)

How do you create a plan for the future of a city if you can’t be sure what all the development might look like and you don’t have a crystal ball? As the City of Edmonton works on creating The Cit...

Questions, questions, questions at Open Science Showcase

Can we agree that, in terms of pretty good questions for municipal government, these are three pretty good questions for municipal government?! One: From the perspective of underprivileged youth, wher...

What’s happening inside the tent in front of City Hall?

Construction started in August 2018 on the City Hall Fountain and Plaza Rehabilitation Project. The 25-year-old infrastructure was at the end of its time and needed an overhaul. The general design, lo...

Junior city builders share big ideas

Sitting in the bright, open space of EPCOR Tower’s 16th floor, some of Canada’s top experts in architecture, planning and urban form, including the likes of Gene Dub and Renée Daoust, listened in...

Welcome to the Blatchford neighbourhood, NAIT!

Today was a historic day for both the City of Edmonton and NAIT as both parties, alongside the Government of Alberta announced NAIT’s expansion into the Blatchford neighbourhood. This is the first ...

Thanks for 50 years of support, Quesnell Bridge!

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Quesnell Bridge over the North Saskatchewan River. The bridge, as usual, had no comment. Adam Laughlin spoke on its behalf. “For most of five decades now t...

IN THE NEWS: Valley Line West expropriation process

UPDATE:  Today, October 23, 2018, City Council approved the Valley Line West expropriation report. This decision provides more certainty to the project timeline. Discussions with property owners wil...

A space this big calls for big ideas!

Edmonton Exhibition Lands is undergoing a major transformation. Bordered by established neighbourhoods, the Edmonton Exhibition Lands accounts for more than 200 acres of prime urban space. The area is...

Seven-layer dip, seven-layer earth, seven-layer City Plan. It’s all good.

Part 4 in the ongoing City Plan blog series Our earth is made up of seven layers, and studying them tells us how the planet was created, how the layers influence life on earth, and the risks and oppor...

Looking to the past can help us plan for the future

Part 3 in the ongoing City Plan blog series It’s interesting to look back at historical documents or books to see what early City leaders thought about planning, and how they imagined Edmonton woul...

Are we living on Planet Plan?

Part 2 in the ongoing City Plan blog series What do you think? What’s important to you? As we plan for a growing city, it may seem like the City of Edmonton has been asking you those questions over ...

When it comes to planning a city, Tina Turner asks the right question: What’s love got to do with it?

Have you ever walked into a neighbourhood and fallen in love? Maybe it was the look of the buildings, the lush green spaces, the ability to get around easily, or an atmosphere that invited you to expl...

Q & A: Cannabis retail, zoning

As summer approaches, so does the expected legalization by the federal government of recreational use of cannabis. Preparation, education, consultation and the amendment of bylaws that will be affecte...

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