Building a healthy city by encouraging connection and integration of open space throughout our neighbourhoods and across the region.
Breathe is a transformative strategy to make sure that as the city grows, each neighbourhood will be supported by a network of open space for the next 30 years. The main goal of the Green Network Strategy is to plan and sustain a healthy city by encouraging connection and integration of open space at the site, neighbourhood, city and regional levels.
The River Valley Planning Modernization Project will renew our strategic planning for the River Valley and the processes and tools for evaluating and regulating development that is proposed within the system.
Procedures and Standards Guide
The Breathe Procedures and Standards Guide will review and revisit the more detailed aspects of open space planning, design and management, which includes acquisition, site configuration and street frontage. This guide will require further research and engagement and will be in development into 2018.
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Provides the maps included in the draft Strategy in 11inch x 17inch format
Open Space Policy
Edmonton’s Open Space Policy (C594), approved by City Council in August 2017 along with the Breathe Strategy, recognizes Edmonton’s green network as a living system of interconnected public parks and open spaces, which deliver a broad range of services and community benefits.
The Open Space Policy signals a new direction for open space network planning that supports multi-functionality, recognizes open spaces as part of a connected landscape, and values public land as an important resource that must be thought of holistically.