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The Municipal Development Plan, The Way We Grow, identifies nine goals for land use planning in Edmonton, which reflect the City’s Vision, The Way Ahead. The MDP goals were developed in coordination with the Transportation Master Plan, The Way We Move, to ensure the goals of the two Plans mutually support achievement of the City Vision.

Sustainable Urban Form

Edmonton manages growth to move the City toward a culturally, financially and socially sustainable state.

Integrated Land Use and Transportation

Land use and design complement and support the transportation system, while the transportation network supports areas of increased density and employment.

Complete, Healthy and Livable Communities

Communities which are designed to encourage healthy lifestyles and social interaction for people, and which provide the services necessary for livability.

Urban Design

High quality urban spaces, buildings and streets make Edmonton a great place to live and visit.

Supporting Prosperity

Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city, is home to an innovative and diverse business environment that fosters economic development and supports prosperity.

Natural Environment

Edmonton protects, preserves and enhances its natural environment by maintaining the integrity and interconnectivity of its natural areas, river valley, water resources, parks and open spaces, recognizing that these elements form a functioning ecological network within the Capital Region.

Working Within Our Region

Edmonton’s planning reflects the city’s role as Alberta’s capital city, the major urban centre in the region, supporting regional transportation, service delivery, housing and infrastructure. Edmonton maximizes the value of regional assets with commitment to the success of the Capital Region Growth Plan, and a cooperative approach to intermunicipal planning.

Managing Land and Resources

Edmonton promotes the safety and security of its citizens by mitigating impacts caused by contaminated lands, hazardous land uses, and the extraction of natural resources.

Food and Urban Agriculture

Edmonton has a resilient food and agricultural system that contributes to the local economy and the overall cultural, financial, social and environmental sustainability of the city.


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