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