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The City Plan charts how we will build our future city to a population of two million people. It describes the choices we will make about how we build and move around the city. It is a plan for how, together, we will adapt, prosper and succeed as we grow from a big small city to a small big city.  
  
WHAT'S NEW?  

March and April have been busy months for The City Plan’s policy team. We hosted several workshops inviting Edmontonians to help create The City Plan’s policy objectives:


March 15, 2019: Stakeholder Workshop
March 20, 2019: University of Alberta Student Workshop
April 2, 2019: Open Call Workshop at Terwillegar Recreation Centre
April 9, 2019: Open Call Workshop at Clareview Recreation Centre
April 24, 2019: Workshop with 17 regional Indigenous nations

Over 120 people rolled up their sleeves and helped draft policy objectives for The City Plan. A lot of feedback was provided about how we move around our city, increasing housing density and form, sustainability, and the importance of recognizing Edmonton’s Indigenous past, present, and future in the City Plan. Our policy team is currently reviewing the feedback residents provided and using these insights to write a draft set of policy objectives for The City Plan. These policy objectives will be presented to Urban Planning Committee in September 2019.


THANK YOU

The City Plan March Insight Survey received 2082 responses! Thank you to everyone who completed the survey. Your feedback will help to refine the Big City Moves and the policies supporting these transformational pieces of The City Plan.

 

BIG CITY MOVES VIDEOS

 You’ve heard about The City Plan’s Big City Moves, but what are they really about? Check out these one-minute videos where young Edmontonians do their best to describe each Big City Move, with some help from The City Plan team. 
 

CITY PLAN STORY WALKS

 The City Plan is a high-level, long-term plan. How does it connect to what is happening “on the ground” in our city? Hit the pavement with The City Plan team through a series of Story Walks, each exploring one Big City Move and how it connects to work being done in our city right now. Story Walks kick-off May 3-5 during Jane’s Walks, and will continue in June 2019:
 
  • May 3, 3019 - Greener As We Grow: A Sustainability Stroll

  • May 3, 3019 - Catalyze and Converge: Ramblings of a Heritage Planner on Downtown Heritage, Investment and Urban Design

  • May 4, 2019 - A Rebuildable City: Edmonton’s Zoning Bylaw Renewal

  • June 14, 2019 - Inclusive and Compassionate: Edmonton’s Urban Wellness Plan

  • June 15, 2019 - A Community of Communities: Getting around by Bike (this is the only walk that requires an RSVP)

For details, visit The City Plan’s public engagement page
Stay tuned for an online version of the Story Walks, coming soon!


CITY-WIDE ENGAGEMENT

In June 2019, The City Plan will be hosting several public engagement opportunities around the city for residents to engage in the choices and tradeoffs that will need to be made in the new City Plan. Mark  your calendar and join us on one of the dates below:
  • June 18, 2019: Chappelle Gardens Residents Association

  • June 14, 2019: Jasper Place Library

  • June 12, 2019: Pride Centre of Edmonton

  • June 10, 2019: Abbotsfield Recreation Centre

  • June 5, 2019: Millwoods Senior & Multicultural Centre
 

MISSING MIDDLE INFILL DESIGN COMPETITION

A large part of The City Plan is about increasing housing choices, particularly how we can welcome more people into our older neighbourhoods by integrating more housing the the "missing middle" range. The Infill Design Competition drew proposals from teams of architects and developers across Canada and abroad, with the task of designing a "missing middle" housing development on five City-owned parcels of land. This competition embodies the City Plan's strategic focus on creating a Rebuildable City. 

Read more about the Missing Middle Infill Design Competition in this recent blog post by Kalen Anderson, Director of The City Plan and Jason Syvixay, Principal Planner, where they discuss Design, Disruption and a Healthy Dose of Competition. 

 

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?  

The City Plan Website
The Big City Moves
Infill Design Competition

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DID YOU KNOW?  


The Cree name for the place where Edmonton sits is Amiskwacîwâskahikan, or Beaver Hills.

 

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