The 15-minute city is an urban design strategy that the current city council adopted as part of the City Plan at the end of 2020. The next city council, and its successors, will make the decisions that either help bring this plan to life or leave it to languish. As the municipal election approaches, this is a good time to examine what this concept means for Edmonton.
The city wants to be carbon neutral within 30 years. This is how it plans to do it.
The devastating effects of climate change have become more clear than ever over the past few years, urging Edmonton and other cities around the world to aggressively curb their carbon emissions. In April 2021, city council approved a plan with an ambitious idea — what if Edmonton budgeted for carbon emissions the same way it handles its money?
The C5 North East Community Hub serves an area that needs it, but its future is not guaranteed, and its replicability is untested
The C5 North East Hub is unique in Edmonton, as a collaborative and comprehensive source of social services in an area that needs them. So far, it appears to be a success, but continued funding is not guaranteed, nor is it certain that there is an appetite for funding similar hubs elsewhere. That will be for future city councils to decide, which is a reason to take a closer look at the C5 experiment ahead of the municipal election on Oct. 18.
Implementation of the City of Edmonton's Indigenous Framework, which city council endorsed in February after extensive consultation with a panel of Indigenous leaders, is in its "embryonic stage." Edmontonians can help ensure the strategy doesn't just become lip service.
Governments laud social and sustainable procurement, but are they putting their money where their mouth is?
When COVID-19 arrived in North America and businesses everywhere braced for an unknown future, Claire Theaker-Brown’s thoughts turned to China and the relationships she had spent the last decade nurturing there.