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New tools show City of Edmonton’s pesticide usage

The City of Edmonton has launched two new tools to visually show where city crews plan to apply pesticides each day as well as GPS data on where crews have already treated for mosquitoes. Edmonton is ...

The Winding Path to Cannabis Legalization in Edmonton

Many people will think of October 17, 2018 as the first day of cannabis legalization in Canada and Edmonton. While this is true, City of Edmonton staff worked for more than a year to get ready for the...

Open Your Mind About Open Data

“Open data” seems to be the new buzz term around town but if you’re still not sure what the fuss is about, this list might just pique your interest. Our city will be buzzing with data enthusiast...

Edmonton shows global leadership in open government

Edmonton aspires to fulfill its leadership role as a preeminent global city: innovative, inclusive and engaged. Edmonton is the first organization in Canada and the United States to adopt the Internat...

Answering Citizens’ Needs

“Thank you for calling the City of Edmonton, Lisa speaking, how may I help you?” The line flows naturally as 311 Agent Lisa Saffin answers the phone. It’s early on a Monday morning, but that doe...

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...

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...

City tribunals make paper go poof!

Sheila McDonald chokes up when she describes the One-City spirit that came together to free the City of Edmonton’s Assessment Review Board from an ocean of paperwork by going all electronic. “It w...

311 App: more’s on the way!

After just six months of operation, more than 12,000 Edmontonians have downloaded the City’s 311 App and turned themselves into more alert, involved citizens. The app is already the vehicle over whi...

Open Data Hackathon helps shine light into Council agenda

Mavis Nathoo has long dreamed of throwing the doors of City Council agendas much wider open to the public by giving people dead-easy web access to all the issues Council and its committees are discuss...

Smartphones give us louder voices in shaping our future city

If intense creative mental energy escaped the mind in lightning bolts, David Rauch would be downright dangerous. A business analyst in the City of Edmonton’s Sustainable Development’s Urban Planni...

The City Walks the Talk

Reading the Edmonton Journal the other day, I noticed an insert on Alberta’s 65 Top Employers for 2014. The City of Edmonton is one of them. It made me want to know what makes the City such a great ...

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