City Plan

Recent stories about city plan

A rendering of a possible built form for a rezoning in the Windsor Park neighbourhood.
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Lack of clarity in district plans could erode trust, councillors say

As a public hearing approaches for a new policy that is meant to shape the development of the city as its population grows, some city councillors are worried the proposed plans could erode trust between Edmontonians and council.

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A bike lane is shown on a residential street lined with parked cars, trees and houses.
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City targets 2030 for two million new trees

The City of Edmonton says it will plant two million new trees by 2030, at a cost of about $114 million.

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Edmonton councillors at city council's inaugural meeting in October 2021
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Coming up at council: April 19-22, 2022

City council meets on April 19, with a continuation on April 20. There is also a public hearing on April 20. Here are some of the key items on the agenda this week.

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A view at the construction of new residential towers in downtown Edmonton in 2014
downtown planning

Planner sees need for 'granular' projects to build downtown population

The latest census shows that Edmonton is one of a handful of Canadian cities to see a decline in its downtown population between 2016 and 2021. The decrease is surprising, says urban planner Neal LaMontagne, but he doesn't think it is necessarily a sign that the city is headed in the wrong direction.

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A parking sign and pedestrian sign in front of an orange wall
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Parkade and pedway decisions seem to contradict City Plan

Decisions to fund a parkade at the Orange Hub and a pedway to the Station Lands throw into question whether city council is committed to the City Plan, say the City Hall observers on Taproot's civic affairs podcast.

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Andrew Knack in a blue suit, taking the oath, and Erin Rutherford in a purple blazer, speaking to an array of media microphones
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Meet the councillors: Andrew Knack and Erin Rutherford to tackle transportation

The latest episode of Speaking Municipally hears from the dean of the current council and a newcomer about their plans for the next four years.

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Keren Tang and Ashley Salvador take the oath at City Hall
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Meet the councillors: Keren Tang and Ashley Salvador identify key priorities as they begin their terms

Speaking Municipally hears from Keren Tang of Karhiio and Ashley Salvador of Métis about who they are and what they want to focus on in this term.

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City committee endorses rules for passing cyclists on the road
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City committee endorses rules for passing cyclists on the road

Edmonton drivers may soon face fines for passing too close to cyclists, in an effort by the city to clarify the rules of sharing the road.

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A roundup of headlines from Edmonton and Alberta.

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