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Planning Academy

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Play a part in planning Edmonton's growth and change

Join the Planning Academy!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the fall Planning Academy courses. The spring 2016 Planning Academy course schedule is now available.

What is the Planning Academy?

The City of Edmonton's Planning Academy offers a series of courses designed to provide a better understanding of the planning and development process in Edmonton.

The City developed Planning Academy to help Edmontonians:

  • better understand and participate in the planning process, and
  • better understand the roles, rights and interests of all parties involved in the planning and development process.

The Development Services branch of Sustainable Development will offer each course at least once a year and city staff will facilitate the courses.

Courses vary in length from three to six hours and participants will receive a manual, instruction, and light refreshments. Sessions will consist of discussions and "real life" activities to increase participants' understanding.

What courses can I take?

The program consists of core and elective courses. Participants can earn a Certificate of Participation by completing the three core courses and one elective course. Participants are welcome to take any course, in any order, whether or not it will lead to a certificate.

Core Courses

  1. Land Use Planning - The Big Picture
  2. Getting a Grip on Land Use Planning
  3. Come Plan With Us

Elective Courses

  1. Urban Design
  2. Transit Oriented Development
  3. Transportation
  4. Infill

For More Information

Planning Academy

13th Floor, 10250 - 101 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 3P4

Title Julia Watson
Telephone 780-944-0966
Email planning.academy@edmonton.ca