As people spend more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, an interest in gardening, and growing food in particular, has blossomed.
Long-form stories from Taproot Edmonton
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.
Increasingly, city councillors are putting their own branding on the visuals they share on social media. Four city councillors spoke to Taproot about their approach.
By Mack Male
CEO Catherine Warren reviews the work that's been done and what's to come
Since Catherine Warren took the helm as CEO of Innovate Edmonton last December, she's been working to establish the organization as a leading voice for the local innovation community, and on a broader scale position Edmonton as a preeminent innovation city that can tackle global challenges.
Slow and steady: Edmonton's new city manager shares plans to tackle workplace culture, transit, and more in 2021
Andre Corbould inherits a city workforce that's facing a tough path forward
Andre Corbould started work on Jan. 18 as Edmonton's new city manager. He spoke to Speaking Municipally about how he'll address a poor work environment, implement the City Plan, and encourage calculated risks to facilitate innovation.
After Mayor Don Iveson announced that he would not seek re-election next year, many Edmontonians expressed their disappointment. But as Iveson reflects on 2020 and prepares for his final ten months in office, he said he feels good about how far Edmonton has come since he became mayor in 2013.
New entity’s destination is a stronger tech ecosystem. But how will it get there?
In May, Edmonton city council started down a new path toward tech greatness. This time, the first waypoint isn’t a building but another city-funded entity with a mandate to build the innovation ecosystem.
By Eliza Barlow
In search of a shared pathway toward the common good
Our COVID-19 response contains lessons about how Edmonton can act quickly on climate change. The question is: Can we make the leap from a fast crisis to a slow one?