Posts Tagged: news

Visualizing Edmonton’s Municipal Development Plan

The Municipal Development Plan (MDP), also known as “The Way We Grow”, is the City of Edmonton’s strategic land use plan. You can think of it as the implementation of the City Vision for the next ten years (along with its sister document, the Transportation Master Plan). The next public hearing on the draft MDP… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 8/22/2009

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: It’s official: Transcend Coffee is opening its second location in the historic Garneau Theatre building. Very cool! A dedicated bus lane from Jasper Place Transit Centre to 149th Street along Stony Plain Road started on Thursday. The City is looking at additional ways to expedite travel from the west… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 8/15/2009

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: The Journal has been running an interesting series for a few weeks called 52 Reasons to Love Edmonton. If you want to suggest a reason, contact Jennifer Fong via email or on Twitter. Another great post this week from Adam, this time on “The Great Pyramids of Edmonton” –… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 8/1/2009

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Checking out the Servus Heritage Festival this weekend? Here is the relevant transit/parking information. The annual festival is the largest food drive of the year for the Edmonton Food Bank. Follow @EdmHeritageFest and @yegfoodbank on Twitter. Nothing new if you’re familiar with the space, but the City now has… Reads more »

Friday musings on hyperlocal news

A couple weeks ago, Matthew Hurst created the Hyperlocal page on Wikipedia. Previously, the Hyperlocal redirect went to Local News. Here is Matthew’s rationale for the change: One of the reasons behind separating these two is that hyperlocal content, and especially blogging, is not simply content about a location and of a particular geographic granularity…. Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 7/18/2009

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Capital EX kicked off yesterday, with the parade taking place on Thursday. The festival runs until July 26th. Macleans published a new list of Canada’s best and worst run cities. Edmonton ranks 18th overall. Very interesting read I came across this week – How to fool City Council and… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 7/11/2009

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: City Council voted to close the City Centre Airport in phases. The City launched a new Photo Archives website this week, with 25,000 historic photos now available. Homeward Trust Edmonton is looking for board members. The deadline for applications is July 31st. The 13-year-old South Edmonton Common is the… Reads more »