Speaking Municipally

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Speaking Municipally doesn't get ruff on pop-up dog parks

The city's proposal to create up to 30 pop-up off-leash dog parks earned an endorsement from noted cat-lover Troy Pavlek in Episode 205 of Speaking Municipally.

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Speaking Municipally considers what's next for Boyle Street

Episode 201 of Taproot's civic affairs podcast takes a look at the subdivision and appeal board's decision to halt the proposed relocation of Boyle Street Community Services by revoking its development permit.

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Podcast examines what spending decisions say about priorities

Episode 198 of Speaking Municipally digs a little deeper into Edmonton's carbon budget.

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A chart showing historical and forecasted community emissions from 2015 through 2050, showing a pretty flat line from 2022 to 2050 and a growing deficit as emissions are supposed to trend towards net zero
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Edmonton's first carbon budget highlights lack of action and investment

Despite declaring a climate emergency and aiming to be an emissions-neutral community by 2050, Edmonton's carbon deficit continues to grow, and current investments are not enough to achieve reduction targets, according to the city's new carbon budget.

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Edmonton Global floats idea to kick-start hydrogen economy

In the next six months, Edmonton Global is looking to launch a "5,000 vehicle challenge" to build both supply and demand to feed a hydrogen economy.

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Ill-conceived image fits a pattern, says historian of anti-Black racism

The Edmonton Police Service has apologized for releasing an image of a young Black man said to be derived from unidentified DNA found at a crime scene, but the incident shouldn't be forgotten, Bashir Mohamed tells Speaking Municipally.

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Speaking Municipally considers proposed bike lane expansion

Episode 192 of Taproot's civic affairs podcast takes a look at urban planning committee's decision to consider a couple of options for rapidly expanding Edmonton's bike lane network.

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Speaking Municipally urges council to step up on housing

Episode 190 of Speaking Municipally challenges city council to spend the money needed to open supportive housing units, even though it's not the city's responsibility.

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Return of loitering bylaw looms amid response to transit safety concerns

A proposed bylaw amendment beefs up the definition of "inappropriate behaviours" on Edmonton Transit Service property in an effort to improve both safety and the perception of such on the transit system.

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