District Planning is about changing the way we plan and support development by streamlining our planning framework to create a new foundation for local planning and future policy development. Since a plan for every neighbourhood isn’t feasible — Edmonton has over 300 neighbourhoods — District Planning creates an overarching District Policy and a plan for each of Edmonton’s 15 districts. 

Together the new District Policy and plans will help guide growth and change in Edmonton, showing where development, and infrastructure and amenity investment should be encouraged in each district. The intent is to move Edmonton towards The City Plan vision of a healthy, urban, climate resilient city where everyone enjoys easy access to amenities and services close to home. 

Developing the District policy and plans involved carefully reviewing and analyzing existing geographic plans, policies and guidelines to determine if they should be kept, changed or retired.