Our CUI x Local series shines a spotlight on community-driven responses to some of the most pressing challenges in Canada’s large urban regions. In collaboration with local leaders, we’re on a cross-Canada listening tour to seek out the very best ideas that can inform and be adapted by city builders across the country. And what we’re seeing are solutions that demonstrate creative, sometimes risky, yet ever-inspiring approaches that haven’t received enough national attention — yet.
In this spirit, Edmonton Activates reports on what Edmontonians involved in the arts, social services, economic development, neighbourhoods, urban planning and other sectors told us is happening today. Through meetings with a diverse cross-section of Edmonton leaders, we learned a lot about the contemporary experiences of the city’s populations, including its Indigenous Peoples, roots and influence. We listened to the unique conditions that are driving amazing made-in-Edmonton solutions to the city’s challenges, and for local perspectives on its future as an inclusive, sustainable and vibrant city that builds on its assets and potential.
Edmonton Activates introduces city builders to the people, place and potential of this city. It reflects some of the best guidance Edmonton can offer to Canadians who are seeking inspiration and new ways of doing things to improve the quality of life in our cities. Here is what we heard.