Breathe is a transformative strategy to make sure that as the city grows, each neighbourhood will be supported by a network of open space as Edmonton continues to grow. The main goal of the Green Network Strategy is to plan and sustain a healthy city by encouraging connection and integration of open space at the site, neighbourhood, city and regional levels.
Parks and open spaces are vital to a community’s health. These spaces provide places for people to play, gather, grow food, learn about nature and celebrate. Citizens share these spaces with wildlife and plants. These spaces are also part of the city’s infrastructure network.
With Edmonton Metro projected to nearly double in population from 1.2 million people to 2.1 million people by 2050, Breathe will guide the planning of the city’s green network to meet the needs of growing communities.
Breathe aligns with strategic goals for the City, in particular improving Edmonton’s livability, preserving and sustaining the environment, transforming urban form and encouraging use of public transit, walking and cycling.