February 22, 2023
Listen and learn about participatory urban planning
Edmonton’s population is on track to hit 2 million people by 2040. We got curious about what might be next in our city’s urban planning. And it turns out, there could be quite a bit of inspiration from the Philippines.
On this episode, our correspondent, Emily Rendell-Watson, explores the idea of participatory urban planning. This concept empowers citizens to participate in the design of their city, so that people can achieve self-reliance, sustainable development and social justice.
This isn’t the first time we’ve covered the topic of urban planning. In 2021, Julian Faid joined us to produce the Trailhead Series: a history of urban planning in Edmonton. It was a 6-part series that explored how Edmonton came to be the city that it is. If you like to geek out on urban planning, like we do, check it out!