Category Archives: Mature Neighbourhoods

Urban Trees

Often when we think about planning a city, we focus on elements such as roads, bridges, transit and buildings. We think about how we can shape the world around us to better suit our needs, but we cannot overlook the … Continue reading

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Densification in mature neighbourhoods

Garden suites In recent years, you have probably heard about the desire to keep our core neighbourhoods vital, attractive, and sustainable.  Densification and residential infill in older parts of the city are steps we can take to help make sure … Continue reading

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New ways to handle yard waste

Gardening Season This year we are looking at some changes in the way yard and garden waste is handled.  In the past lawn clippings and yard debris have been picked up along with household garbage. On March 20, Council will … Continue reading

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Speeding versus community livability

May 2014 I have heard much concern on the issue of speed limits, and photo radar over the past few months. While we all need to get from point A to point B quickly, efficiently and safely, it is important … Continue reading

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The Winter Parking Conundrum

Three years ago, the winter streets of Edmonton rarely saw a full cycle of neighbourhood blading. At that time, citizens were quite vocal that the general policy of ‘freeze it where it falls until it thaws,’ was not sufficient. In … Continue reading

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Rules of the winter-free road

The City of Edmonton is proud to launch the third season of our bike awareness and education campaign, “Let’s Get There Together.” This campaign encourages cyclists and motorists to watch out for each other and share the road, to ensure … Continue reading

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Roadways in Mature Neighbourhoods

The following article was written by Ben Henderson for Ward 8 community newsletters. Councillor Ben Henderson ~ Roadways in Mature Neighbourhoods As the weather warms up and we all flock outside, we are greeted not just by signs of spring … Continue reading

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Edmonton Magazine’s ‘Best Neighbourhoods’ List Gives Ward 8 Some Bragging Rights

1 August, 2012 Edmonton-based Avenue Magazine released their first annual poll results of Edmonton’s best neighbourhoods, according to its readers.  Strathcona tops the list, while Garneau, Cloverdale, and Belgravia all won mentions in the best places to live in Edmonton. Four … Continue reading

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Growth in Mature Neighbourhoods

19 June, 2012 A new report shows that residential development in Edmonton’s mature neighbourhoods is the highest it has been in ten years. New dwelling construction in mature neighbourhoods continues to follow a trend of more multi-family units than single-family … Continue reading

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Flood Prevention Upgrades for Mill Creek Area– Info Session 14 June POSTPONED

UPDATE (5 June): We have just been informed that the June 14 public information session has been postponed to allow the Drainage branch to finish up design work.  We will post the new info session time and date as soon … Continue reading

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