A city can be sustainable if its infrastructure assets are maintained over the long term. Infrastructure is expensive to build or buy, renew or replace; therefore, getting the most value out of every dollar spent on infrastructure is vital.
Edmonton is one of the first Canadian cities to recognize the need for a strategic plan for the full lifecycle of municipal infrastructure. The City has created a number of tools to support progressive infrastructure management techniques.
The City’s Office of Infrastructure and Funding Strategy utilizes various management tools to help Council optimize investment in infrastructure and aids Council in capital planning to develop a long-term view of Edmonton’s infrastructure needs.