In addition to public engagement, technical studies, policy reviews and modelling are required for the development of The City Plan. Research is advancing over the course of the next 12 months and will be published on this page as it is available.
The technical work and research required to support scenario preparation includes, but is not limited to:
- Mass Transit Study to guide the development and expansion of Edmonton’s transit network as it relates to the future direction of The City Plan
- Land Use planning to determine urban form, development patterns, density and distribution
- Transportation network development in conjunction with the land use network
- Nodes and Corridors network development to focus residential growth and mixed use redevelopment at various urban scales
- Economic, Demographic and Market Study to understand Edmonton’s current and anticipated future demographic, employment and market trends
- Modelling of greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption
- Costing assessment related to draft City Plan growth scenarios to provide a relative assessment of fiscal considerations for various urban development patterns
- Identification of what the City can influence and associated evaluation criteria to assist in scenario development.
- Policy review and development to acknowledges The Ways strategic plans, responds to future trends, and harnesses both technical and public engagement findings
- City Wide Planning Framework development to streamline Edmonton’s planning policy framework.
As this work is completed, it will form the basis for future public and stakeholder engagement, internal development of The City Plan and upcoming Council reports.