Edmonton is the centre of a diverse metropolitan region. Four counties, two cities, a Canadian Forces base, and a First Nations community immediately neighbour us. Together, we share a desire to create a vibrant, liveable region that can compete globally.
By adopting a shared-interest approach and borderless planning philosophy, together we can comprehensively plan for coordinated land uses, efficient servicing and effective economic development. This results in better value for taxpayer dollars, and a more resilient region.
We build strong relationships with our neighbours and foster regional prosperity by:
Collaborating with Leduc County and Beaumont on an Intermunicipal Planning Framework Agreement to jointly plan the area southeast of Edmonton, including: land use, transportation and servicing plans, and cost and benefit sharing.
Leveraging the economic potential of Edmonton International Airport (EIA) through the
- a commitment to jointly plan for land use, servicing, transportation, economic development and cost and benefit sharing between Edmonton, Leduc County, the City of Leduc and Edmonton Regional Airports Authority.
Supporting coordinated land use and infrastructure planning along the boundary between Edmonton and its neighbours through studies, such as the
Joint Planning Study with Strathcona County
. A similar study is underway between Edmonton, Parkland County and Enoch Cree Nation and is expected to be completed in 2019. These studies foster relationship-building, information-sharing and ongoing discussion around areas of mutual interest.
Working with Sturgeon County and St. Albert towards a shared vision for the unique Sturgeon Valley Special Study Area, a partially-developed peri-urban area located immediately north of Edmonton.