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Our Mandate       

The City Planning branch leads Edmonton’s future growth and transformation. Our work integrates diverse city-building practices to support the evolution of networks and land use spanning many individual sites and the entire metropolitan region.

Branch Organization

Business Strategy and Operations

Business Strategy and Operations works behind the scenes to provide business planning, operational improvement, internal communications and engagement, analytical, and financial support for the entire branch.

Network Integration

The Network Integration section translates plans and policies into capital projects that become the backbone of our communities such as the streets, pipes, and parks. This work is essential to building a city that functions effectively allowing citizens to live, work, and play in a variety of spaces and places. 

Planning Coordination

The Planning Coordination section provides integrated policy implementation through a decision assembly process using land development applications and inter-municipal referrals. The section translates policies and plans into the built form of our communities. 

Policy Development

The Policy Development section creates overarching, integrated, plans and guidelines for transportation, drainage, open space and land use from a regional scale to an individual site. This work shapes our core priorities on complete streets, historic resource management, urban design, nodes and corridors, open space, wildlife protection and more. 

Subdivision and Development Coordination

The Subdivision and Development Coordination section coordinates the development of land into subdivided and serviced lots, and Servicing Agreements that provide for the construction of municipal infrastructure, such as water mains, storm and sanitary sewers, roads, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, power, and more.

Urban Analysis

The Urban Analysis section provides the corporation with decision context by bringing both a broad and a specific understanding of the strategic context for objective, evidence-based decision and policy making. 

Urban Analysis creates visualizations that help to identify trends and answer questions about how Edmonton is growing and evolving.

Projects and Initiatives

The Ribbon of Green will guide the conservation, preservation and use of the North Saskatchewan river valley and ravines, focusing on the southwest and northeast corners of the city.
The City maintains a Register and Inventory of Historic Resources in Edmonton and works with building owners to help preserve and protect them.
Building a healthy city by encouraging connection and integration of open space throughout our neighbourhoods and across the region.
The Bicycle Transportation Plan calls for a range of facilities that would create a functional, comprehensive network of bike routes.
River For Life is the City of Edmonton’s core initiative to address water quality improvement in the North Saskatchewan River.
Urban Planning and Design works to shape the appearance and function of the City by promoting best practice land use and environmental planning and urban design.

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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