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Goal 6: Edmonton is a sustainable city

Edmontonians want to live in a way that meets the needs of the present while building a strong future.

Essential to that is the commitment to building a socially, economically, environmentally and financially sustainable society.

Social sustainability is about nurturing participation in community life and investing in the current and next generation of community leaders. Residents also want an economically sustainable community and recognize that their city's people services contribute to creating a desirable investment climate.

The Way We Green  is the City of Edmonton’s environmental strategic plan.

The Way We Finance is the City of Edmonton’s financial sustainability plan.

Ultimately, Edmontonians seek a balance between meeting today's needs, while building a civil society that will serve them well in the future.

Outcomes and Measures

The performance measures for Goal Six demonstrate the City’s progress in ensuring that the City nurture and sustain its human and social capital to meet its current and future needs. It also measures Edmontonians’ capacity to adopt and practice environmentally sustainable practices.

Corporate Performance Measure


  • Percentage of households that are in complete communities


Proportion of households that meet a certain percentage of proximity measures such as distance to schools, health centres/facilities, parks, sports field, recreation centre, transit stop, neighbourhood commercial centre, daycare, seniors centre etc.

More information about the strategic goals and department performance measures can be viewed in The Way We Live Implementation Plan document.


The Way We Live Implementation Plan builds on current projects programs and services. It identifies actions the City will implement over the next 10 years to advance the goal of improving Edmonton’s livability.

For More Information

Tomas Ernst

Title Director, Business Performance


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