Downtown Edmonton Receives Fourth Award in Five Months
October 20, 2011
City gains international, national and provincial recognition for planning excellence
An award of merit from the Alberta Professional Planners Institute for the planned transformation of Edmonton’s downtown marks the fourth time in five months this effort is being recognized by a North American planning body.
In addition to this most recent award for the Capital City Downtown Plan, the City has received the following recognition:
- International Downtown Association - 2011 Downtown Achievement Awards, Merit Award, September 2011
- Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) - 2011 Awards for Planning Excellence, Honourable Mention Award for Neighbourhood Planning, July 2011
- Alberta Emerald Foundation - Alberta Emerald Award, government institution category, June 2011
“These awards recognize how our downtown plan will make the downtown even more vibrant, attractive, and sustainable,” says Gary Klassen, General Manager, Sustainable Development, City of Edmonton.
The downtown plan was approved by City Council just over a year ago, and is beginning to have an impact. The municipal and provincial governments as well as business enterprises are bringing forward new development projects that encourage further economic and residential growth while continuing the revitalization of the downtown.
“The Capital City Downtown Plan is the culmination of five years of public consultation, and the strategic work of several teams of city planners and consultants.” says Klassen. “These awards are confirmation we have put in place solid planning processes, policies and tools that will really help transform Edmonton’s downtown to meet Council’s vision for a successful and vibrant city.”
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