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Guiding Values Videos Series

The City Plan has 6 Guiding Values that articulate how Edmontonians want to experience their future city. The Guiding Values Videos series feature passionate people and organizations that embody these values.

Preserve Guiding Value

The MacKinnon Ravine is an example of the PRESERVE value in action. Listen to Dr. Stunden Bower, Associate Professor for the University of Alberta’s History and Classics Department, discuss the ravine’s history.

"Becoming a place where a really representative cross-section of the population can be heard and where we can take into account the needs not just of humanity but also of non-human nature in the built and natural environment is very much an ongoing task."

Big City Moves

Catalyze and Converge

Is about developing new physical and economic opportunities for ideas, talent and investment to come together.

By creating a collaborative environment where businesses, academic institutions, the arts, and technology spark synergies and drive competitiveness ahead, Edmonton is attractive by design.

A Rebuildable City

Is about working with what we have today and continuously adapting and re-imagining our built environment to meet the needs of the future.

Reshaping the city to better serve another million residents will require that we preserve our heritage assets while deliberately making more room to grow.

Greener As We Grow

Is about creating a city that is dedicated to preserving and protecting the environment through good design and conscious development decisions.

By designing for people, a greener city is a place where everyone has access to natural spaces and can enjoy the benefits of living a healthier and better connected outdoor life.

Inclusive and Compassionate

Is city-making that supports human-centred design where people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can not only survive, but thrive.

By focusing on building a city that emphasizes compassion and inclusivity, the City of Edmonton and Edmonton residents alike are intentional in their efforts to reduce poverty, provide attainable and affordable housing and eliminate homelessness.

A Community of Communities

Is about building connections to welcome new residents and developing housing, recreation and employment centres that are within reach.

They are linked by a range of efficient mobility options and walkable features. Diverse design and development opportunities are provided to meet the needs of residents through all life’s phases.

Building Our City

Mayor and Lynnwood Elementary School

Students from Lynnwood Elementary School shared their city planning vision for the future with Mayor Don Iveson.

"You know, I love visiting schools and talking to elementary school kids who are studying cities and planning. They're the ones who are going to inherit the decisions that city council is making on their behalf today"

Edmonton’s Future Is

What are the things that make a neighbourhood great, that connect you with your neighbours and friends? What makes you want to go out and explore our city?

Those are the things we want you to identify for The City Plan to make future Edmonton residents love their neighbourhoods as much as you do? Help us write The City Plan.

What Choices Will You Make?

What does Edmonton’s Future look like to you? What choices do we need to make to get there?

We're asking Edmontonians what #EdmontonsFutureIs. Help write The City Plan.

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