All posts by: Mary-Ann Thurber

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Part 3 in the ongoing City Plan blog series It’s interesting to look back at historical documents or books to see what early City leaders thought about planning, and how they imagined Edmonton woul...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

Climate change conference calls Edmonton’s number

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, a city where many residents earn their way thanks to the oil and gas sector, might seem a different choice to host an international climate change conference. But Marcus May...

How public involvement helped determine the Valley Line route

When the City was in the early stages of planning the Valley Line LRT there were a wide number of route options available, each with its pluses and minuses. In order to select the most logical path fo...

The Way We Green: White Paper

After months of consultation The Way We Green project team has created The White Paper, a document that pulls together all of your thoughts, ideas and feedback on what Edmonton needs to do to protect ...

Resilient Cities: Preparing for Future Environmental Threats

The City of Edmonton needs to start preparing now for future shocks that could harm our critical systems, says resiliency expert Craig Applegath. The effects of threats like climate change, oil shorta...

Be Idle Free Video Contest “Controversy”

We’ve all been told idling cars is bad for the environment.  There is even a Be Idle Free Video Contest for youth ages 7 to 18 in the Edmonton Capital region.  The contest challenges youth to ...

Have your say! With an apple tree or an iPad

If you’ve been been out enjoying these last days of summer at the assortment of Edmonton festivals, you might have run into one of our summer research students  who have been continuing to ask ...

Cariwest Provides an Environmental Insight into Edmontonians

As part of the development of The Way We Green Strategic Plan, we’ve had a series of Public Surveys where we’ve asked Edmontonians to give us your ideas about sustainability, the environ...

Charles Labatiuk Environmental Excellence Awards

The Charles Labatiuk Environmental Excellence Awards are one way the City of Edmonton recognizes the environmental dedication of its employees. The awards, named after the late Charles Labatiuk, a Was...

Elementary ways to save power

Sometimes my job is a lot of fun. As part of the City of Edmonton’s Earth Hour celebration on March 27, the Office of Environment decided to have a contest with Edmonton elementary school children. ...

Be Idle Free

The City of Edmonton’s Environment branch has started a new campaign called Be Idle Free: A Minute or Less is Best. The campaign is trying to get drivers to turn off their car’s engine when they t...

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