April - June 2016
The BREATHE team asked about how the current open space system is working well, issues that are affecting open spaces, and improvements that could be made.
This Report reviews the context of open space planning in Canada. The report is organized around the three Breathe project themes - Celebration, Ecology and Wellness - and the open space functions of each.
Online Questionnaire and Mapping Survey
May 2 - Sep 2, 2016
Thank you for completing the online surveys and providing your input on the future of the Green Network.
Almost 300 respondents completed the spatial survey and we received about 1300 comments on our giant map of Edmonton.
For our Online Questionnaire, we received close to 4000 responses!
Twitter Scavenger Hunt
June 6 - September 16, 2016
Thank you for exploring and photographing Edmonton's multi-functional open spaces!
Interactive Drop-in Sessions
May 24: Northeast - Italian Seniors Centre
May 25: Northwest - Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre
May 26: Southeast - Mill Woods Seniors & Multicultural Centre
May 30: Southwest - Harry Ainlay High School Gymnasium
June 1: Downtown - Stanley Milner Library Edmonton Room
Pop-Up Engagement Sessions
Thanks for coming out to the various festivals and events across Edmonton to learn about Beathe! We enjoyed learning what you love / would like to change about Edmonton’s opens spaces.
June 4: 100-in-1 Day -Michael Phair Park
June 6 , 7: Environment Week - Churchill Square
June 11: River Day - Rundle Parks
June 21: National Aboriginal Day - Borden Park
June 26: Churchill Square
“Let’s Talk Parks” Speaker Series Event at City Hall
June 16, 2016
This was part of an event in the "City's Great Ideas. Great City. " Speaker Series in collaboration with the City-Region Studies Centre, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta.
Let's Talk Parks featured Nina-Marie Lister, a respected planner, academic and writer from Ryerson University, whose work explores the relationship between landscape ecology and urbanism.
Noon: Condensed talk by Prof. Lister, with introductory remarks by Mayor Don Iveson, Chief Planner Peter Ohm, and Dr. Katy Campbell, Dean of the Faculty of Extension.
Evening: Main event included the full talk by Prof. Lister. Following Prof. Lister's presentation was a Question and Answer session. Our host and moderator was Dr. Kevin Jones from the City-Region Studies Centre. Joining Prof. Lister were Peter Ohm, Chief Planner, and Dr. Candace Nykiforuk from the U of A School of Public Health and Place Research Lab.