Councillor Andrew Knack
City Administration has presented the highly anticipated City Plan Report.
The City Plan combines a Municipal Development Plan and
Transportation Master Plan, that includes strategic direction in
environmental, social and economic planning. The goal of the City
Plan is to shape how Edmonton will look with a population of 2
Over time and as change accelerates, the needs of Edmontonians will change. An inclusive, agile and adaptive City Plan allows us to respond meaningfully to emerging realities. The City Plan offers a cohesive strategy for residents, business owners, property owners, City administration and community organizations to navigate future growth. It will also provide direction for plans, guidelines, inform proposed changes, prioritize resource allocation and measure progress.
The policy structure for the City Plan is as follows:
- Healthy City
- Urban Places
- Regional Prosperity
- Climate Resilience
Five Big City Moves
- I want to belong and contribute
- I want to live in a place that feels like home
- I want opportunities to thrive
- I want more access within my city
- I want to preserve what matters most
- I want to be able to create and innovate
- Greener As We Grow is about creating a city dedicated to protecting the
- Rebuildable City is about working with what we have today and adapting our built environment to meet future needs
- Community of Communities is about building connections to welcome new residents and developing accessible housing, recreation and employment
- Inclusive and Compassionate is human-centred design where people of all ages,
backgrounds and abilities can thrive.
- Catalyze and Converge is about developing new physical and economic opportunities for ideas, talent and investment.
For most of us, it may be difficult to think about a city of 2 million or the year 2065. However, that is exactly what our City Plan is challenging us to do: to look beyond where we currently are and to build on it to service future generations. Residents can use the City Plan to see where Edmonton is headed and be informed about ideas designed to strengthen their communities.
To learn more about the City Plan and to provide your thoughts on it, visit Edmonton.ca and search The City Plan. As always, I welcome your thoughts and feedback on this and other city related issues. Feel free to contact me anytime.
Ward 1 City Councillor – Andrew Knack