The projects bringing The City Plan's vision to life
THE SCOOP | Inside info from the project leads

The new year often starts with change—and at its foundation, The City Plan is about change. There are some fundamental things we need to do differently for Edmonton to be fiscally viable, environmentally sustainable, better connected and more equitable in the future. The City Plan highlights these fundamental changes through the Big City Moves: 

The Zoning Bylaw Renewal Initiative, District Planning, Mobility and Growth Management are embedded in the Big City Moves. They’re transforming how we plan and support development across the city, fundamentally changing Edmonton’s built environment in the future. 

2023 will be a big year and we need everyone at the table to act on the Big City Moves and move us towards the Edmonton described in The City Plan. On behalf of Edmontonians today, tomorrow and in the decades to come, thank you for your dedication to our city. 
Livia Balone
Director, Zoning Bylaw Renewal Initiative

Shauna Kuiper
General Supervisor, District Planning
Pablo Orozco
General Supervisor, Mobility

Sarah Wilmot
General Supervisor, Growth Management
UPDATES | The latest project updates to keep you in-the-know
National benchmarking study ranks Edmonton #1!

Edmonton received top marks in the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) 2022 Municipal Benchmarking Study, which examines how local development processes, approvals and charges affect housing affordability and housing supply in major cities across the country. The study is essentially a report card for municipalities, and Edmonton ranked number 1 in Canada.

Check out the latest video in our City Building video series that highlights how the Zoning Bylaw Renewal Initiative is streamlining the development process to make it more balanced, accessible, consistent and equitable.
What We Heard Report: coming soon!

Thanks to everyone who shared their input on the draft Zoning Bylaw in 2022—we received over 48,000 views of the draft Bylaw! Now, we’re diving in and analyzing comments, so stay tuned for a What We Heard Report coming in March!

We’re also gearing up to host more public feedback opportunities in May and will share details as they’re finalized. In the meantime, view public comments on the draft Zoning Bylaw, check out the “Know Your Zone” map, and other resources like Conversation Starters, Zone Overview Videos and Overview of the Draft Zoning Bylaw on


Read the What We Heard Report

Thanks to everyone who shared feedback on the draft district plans and District General Policy in 2022—more than 2,000 people participated! Check out the What We Heard Report summarizing the online and in-person engagements and feedback, which will help refine the draft documents in 2023.

In case you missed it, tune into our project and engagement update that was shared with City Council’s Urban Planning Committee on January 17 (items 7.2 and 7.3).

The project team is evaluating the impact on the project schedule as an outcome of the motion passed at Urban Planning Committee, and is looking forward to meeting with them again in early Fall 2023.


What We Heard: Mass Transit Planning Phase 2 Engagement

Thank you to everyone who shared their feedback during the phase 2 Mass Transit Planning engagement—we heard from over 3,000 Edmontonians through workshops, pop-up events and a survey! This round of engagement focused on better understanding people’s priorities in terms of how we design the first four proposed non-LRT (bus-based) mass transit corridors:

  • Gateway Boulevard and Calgary Trail
  • 97 Street North of the Yellowhead
  • 97 Street South of the Yellowhead
  • 87 Avenue near West Edmonton Mall
  • Building non-LRT (bus-based) mass transit gives Edmontonians more choice for moving throughout the city. It will also help us achieve The City Plan goal of 50 percent of trips being made by active transportation or transit by the time Edmonton hits a population of two million.

    Opportunity to provide feedback on a corridor planned to run along Whyte Avenue is being scheduled for February and March as part of the Old Strathcona Public Realm project engagement.


    Feedback along with policy and technical considerations will be used to develop route alignment, station location and basic street configuration options for each of the corridors. These options are targeted to be presented to Council in Fall 2023.

    Embrace Winter on Winter Bike to Work Day

    Celebrate International Winter Bike to Work Day on February 10! You bring the bike, we'll bring the coffee, hot chocolate and treats!

    Date: Friday, February 10, 2023
    Time: 7:30-9:00 a.m.
    Location: Garneau Lamp (corner of 88 Ave and 109 Street, SW corner of the High Level Bridge)

    Stop by on your way to work or school for some treats and get winter cycling tips from people who ride in the snow. The City, guided by The City Plan and the WinterCity Strategy, is laying out options to give people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds choices to cycle year-round. 

    Give it a whirl—we hope to see you there!

    The Zoning Bylaw Renewal Initiative seeks to develop a strategic, simplified and streamlined Zoning Bylaw to enable people, places and businesses to prosper and thrive. The Zoning Bylaw Renewal Initiative supports key objectives described in The City Plan and Corporate Business Plan, including red tape reduction, improved service delivery, sustained community and economic investment, and more equitable outcomes. Learn more at

    District Planning is a multi-year project to build The City Plan's 15-minute districts—small towns in our big city, where pwople can meet many of their daily needs locally. The project will provide a link between The City Plan and the Zoning Bylaw, while also simplifying our land use policies and plans. Learn more at

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