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Public engagement activities, history and reports helping guide the development of The City Plan.

The City Plan Story Walks

Join us for The City Plan Story Walks and learn about the innovative ways Edmonton has changed and evolved, and what might be possible in the future. The City Plan’s Big City Moves will give focus to our conversation as we stroll or bike around the city. 

Catalyze and Converge

Ramblings of a Heritage Planner on downtown heritage, investment and urban design

David Holdsworth, Edmonton’s Senior Heritage Planner, will take us around downtown and share the stories of some of Edmonton’s historic buildings, including those that have passed into history. We’ll talk about how municipal investment, partnership, and advocacy can help to catalyze future development.

Date: Friday May 3, 2019
Time: Noon--1:30pm
Location: City Hall, City Room (under the glass pyramids), 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: Free

Greener As We Grow

A Sustainability Stroll

Learn about the innovative ways the City, local businesses and organizations have reduced their impact on the environment. We’ll talk about how The City Plan will protect local ecology and work to develop Edmonton sustainably as we grow to two million people.

Date: Friday, May 3, 2019
Time: 4-5pm
Location: City Hall, City Room (under the glass pyramids), 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: Free

A Rebuildable City

Edmonton’s Zoning Bylaw Renewal

As we develop The City Plan and Edmonton’s new Zoning Bylaw we need to take a look at regulation and how it can support development and building reuse. Join us for a stroll around Westmount as we explore examples of building reuse and development and reflect on what future mixed-use zoning could mean in Edmonton.

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 10am-Noon
Location: The Oliver Exchange, 12021-102 Avenue
Cost: Free

Inclusive and Compassionate

Edmonton’s Urban Wellness Plan

An inclusive and compassionate city must work for all residents, at all hours of the day. Join us for a night walk through the Strathcona area to learn about how Recover, Edmonton’s Urban Wellness Plan, is taking steps to help Edmonton become a more inclusive and compassionate city.

Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
Time: 10-11:30pm
Location: TBA
Cost: Free

A Community of Communities

Getting Around by Bike

Hop on your bike (don’t forget your helmet) and join us for a tour of Edmonton’s bicycle network in the river valley, downtown, and Garneau. We’ll chat about the Bike Plan currently under development, and how The City Plan will work to create more opportunities for active transportation and community connections in Edmonton.

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 10am-Noon
Location: City Arts Centre, 10943 84 Avenue NW
Cost: Free
Register: Eventbrite

The City Plan is a People Plan

The City Plan is a plan for people. How will Edmontonians experience our city as we grow to become a healthy, urban, climate resilient city in a prosperous region? The choices we make along the way will impact how we move around the city, where we work, where we live, and where we go to have fun. To ensure The City Plan is a plan for Edmontonians, The City Plan includes a dynamic and flexible public engagement program to ensure the voices of our city are heard. 

Interested in sharing your voice and shaping our city? Check out current engagement opportunities below.

Curious about what we’ve been hearing?

Read a summary of engagement to date below, or take a deeper dive into our Phase I and Phase II What We Are Hearing reports. 

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What We Are Hearing

Guiding Values and City Building Outcomes

Prior to The City Plan work, over 4000 individual engagement records were gathered through engagement for Vision 2050. This data was used to provide a foundation for The City Plan’s Guiding Values and City Building Outcomes. 

Since September 2018, The City Plan team has carried out  public engagement events across the city to encourage Edmontonians to refine the Guiding Values and City Building Outcomes

At all those events we asked Edmontonians to tell us what they love about our city, and what the opportunities are as we grow to a city of two million people. 

Edmontonians commonly describe their vision for our city as a healthy, safe, inclusive, diverse and multicultural with a strong sense of community. Emphasis was placed on being ecologically sustainable, climate resilient, and protecting and celebrating our river valley. It’s important to Edmontonians that our city provide affordable housing and diverse and accessible transportation options. Edmontonians are proud of our engaged citizenry and believe a diverse economy will help to attract global investment. 

City Moves

Key stakeholders and members of the public had the opportunity to dream up big, transformational City Moves in a series of model building workshops in late 2018. Represented at different scales, the suggested City Moves  generated by the public  have been consolidated into the five City Moves.

Phase I What We Are Hearing Report 

Phase II What We Are Hearing Report

Current Engagement Opportunities

Incorporating Recommendations

In 2019, The City Plan team will work with the public to create a preferred scenario for our city at two million people, incorporating recommendations on choices and actions into policy decisions to the maximum extent possible. 

Scheduled Events

  • June 5, 2019: City Plan Public Engagement Event, Millwoods Senior & Multicultural Centre
  • June 10, 2019: City Plan Public Engagement Event, Abbotsfield Recreation Centre
  • June 12, 2019: City Plan Public Engagement Event, Pride Centre
  • June 14, 2019: City Plan Public Engagement Event, Jasper Place Library 
  • June 18, 2019: City Plan Public Engagement Event, Chappelle Gardens Residents Association

Continuing Conversations

Indigenous Engagement

The City Plan has structured a dedicated program to engage Indigenous communities in and around Edmonton. In 2018, we contacted the City’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) partners including Enoch Cree Nation, the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations, Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4, and the Métis Nation of Alberta. This process is part of the City’s commitment to build and maintain connections with First Nations and Métis communities with historic and cultural connections to the land where Edmonton is now located. 

Throughout 2019, we will continue participation of MOU partners through dedicated engagement events facilitated by The City Plan Team, and recently retained Indigenous Engagement consultants. As the project progresses, feedback and results from those processes will be reported in a dedicated Indigenous Engagement What We Heard document. 

Stakeholder Engagement

The City Plan will consider a full range of perspectives to ensure that it is responsive to the needs of the city. We are structuring our engagement to incorporate four perspectives:

  • Citizens
  • Public Institutions
  • Civil Society
  • Business

In addition to engagement events that are open to the public, we have invited core stakeholders from local public institutions, civil society, and businesses to engage on topics specific to their areas of expertise. Feedback and results from this process will be reported in The City Plan What We Are Hearing reports throughout the project. 

What We Are Hearing - Phase I

Public Engagement began for The City Plan in September. Here's what we've heard from you so far.

What We Are Hearing - Phase II

Here's what we heard from you in November and December of 2018.

Public Engagement History

Project staff held public engagement sessions or workshops, to collect input on the creation of The City Plan, on the following dates:

Date: Tuesday April 9, 2019
Location: Clareview Community Recreation Centre

Date: Tuesday April 2, 2019​​​​​​​
Location: Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre

Date: Thursday November 20, 2018
Location: Meadows Community Recreation 

Date: Friday November 16, 2018
Location: Terwillegar Recreation Centre

Date: Thursday November 15, 2018
Location: Edmonton Tower

Date: Wednesday November 14, 2018
Location:  J.A. Fife School

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018
Location: Millwoods Town Centre Mall

Date: November 7, 2018
Location: Instagram live event (Kalen Anderson with Michelle Henderson) 

Date: Tuesday October 30, 2018
Location: West Edmonton Mall

Date: Thursday October 25, 2018
Location: Londonderry Mall

Date: Thursday October 18, 2018
Location: Northgate Mall

Date: Thursday October 11, 2018
Location: Southgate Centre

Date: October 1-5, 2018
Location: Read-in week via City Hall School 

Date: Sunday September 30, 2018
Location: Muttart Conservatory

Date: Wednesday September 26, 2018
Location: Edmonton Tower

Date: Saturday September 22, 2018
Location: Rosenthal Playground and Spray Park

Date: Friday September 21, 2018
Location: Enterprise Square

Date: Thursday September 20, 2018
Location: Terwillegar Recreation Centre

Date: September 17, 2018
Location: Facebook live event (Kalen Anderson with Dr. Karen Lee and Mack Male)

Date: Sunday September 16, 2018
Location: Kaleido Family Arts Festival

Date: Friday September 14, 2018
Location: Commonwealth Recreation Centre

Date: Wednesday September 12, 2018
Location: The Meadows Recreation Centre

Date: Launched September 12, 2018
Location: Edmonton’s Future Is… Contribute to The City Plan on Reddit 

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