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A map of Edmonton's 15 districts, as laid out in the City Plan
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City aims for Edmontonians to 'live more locally' with 15-minute districts

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.

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A chart depicting how Edmonton city councillors voted from 2017-2021.
Brief

A look back at how councillors voted as Edmonton prepares to usher in a new council

Edmonton city council held its final meeting last week before breaking for the upcoming municipal election. Edmonton's Open Data Catalogue provides a look back at how councillors voted over the past four years, which sheds some light on council's direction and the structure of its voting process.

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A cyclist is followed by a car in a screenshot from a video on safe streets for everyone
Brief

Safe passing distance quantified, but precision isn't the point

We now know how close is too close when a motorist is passing a cyclist in Edmonton. On Episode 145 of Speaking Municipally, Troy Pavlek and Mack Male discuss the new safe passing distance bylaw, among other things.

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A render of the proposed Horne & Pitfield redevelopment on 104 Street
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Coming up at council: Sept. 7-10, 2021

City council's final meetings before the municipal election will take place this week. The inaugural meeting of the new city council will take place in the afternoon on Tuesday, Oct. 26 following a swearing in ceremony.

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An image of Edmonton's Chinatown.
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Municipal election rundown: Sept. 1, 2021

Every week in the lead up to Edmonton's municipal election on Oct. 18, we're rounding up the news and announcements you need to know to stay informed.

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The proposed 106 Street Downtown Tower.
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Coming up at council: Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2021

A look at some of the items city council will consider this week, including increases to the city manager's financial signing authority and the Safe Passing Distance bylaw.

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Boulevard tree stump.
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Public boulevard trees to get some protection with new bylaw

City council's urban planning committee has endorsed an updated bylaw aimed at preserving and protecting public trees.

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The Edmonton skyline from Griesbach
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Municipal election rundown: Aug. 25, 2021

Michael Oshry calls on the city to host a mayoral debate; Tim Cartmell discusses rising COVID-19 cases; Mike Nickel boasts attendance of over 500 people at a rally.

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A chart showing the number of cannabis licences issued per month in Edmonton since August 2020, peaking just over 20 in October and April.
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Chart of the week: Cannabis licences

The number of retail cannabis licences issued in Edmonton has been dropping since April, but a 90% cut to licensing fees may help reverse that trend in the new year.

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