Food & Agriculture Project

Overall Objectives

  • Recommending strategies for food and agriculture planning in Edmonton.
  • Highlighting the importance of public participation in urban planning issues.
  • Demonstrating the value of public participation in City Council’s decision‐making process.
  • Creating an opportunity for diverse citizens to work together to develop strategies for food and urban agriculture.

What Is The Food & Agriculture Project?

The City of Edmonton is in the process of developing a strategy to address food systems and urban agriculture under the initiative “The Way We Grow”. Agriculture and food systems can contribute to the local economy in addition to cultural, financial, social and environmental sustainability of Edmonton. A strategy will address city planning and decision‐making issues in areas such as: community design and land use, economic development, social development, waste management, transportation and parks.

What are the Citizen Panels?

Citizen Panels are made up of a broad random, representative sample Edmonton citizens who come together to discuss, learn about, and make a recommendation to City Council. Each session focuses on a specific issue related to the project topic where participants will learn about a wide range of views on each topic.

Video Documentation

Below are short videos documenting the Citizen Panel process from April 28-June 2, 2012.

Food & Agriculture Citizen Panel Video #1 (April 28, 2012)

Food & Agriculture Citizen Panel Video #2 (May 5, 2012)

Food & Agriculture Citizen Panel Video #3 (May 12, 2012)

Food & Agriculture Citizen Panel Video #4 (May 26, 2012)

Food & Agriculture Citizen Panel Video #5 (June 2, 2012)

Post Information

Posted on July 18, 2012 | Categorized in Projects.