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  • Waterfront Archives - Spacing Edmonton
    Topic Waterfront PLAN 101 Context By Paul Giang Planning theory has emphasized the importance of studying a site and its surroundings before any plan public or private is created Read More Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts The Scale of Two Cities Schools and Parks I A History of Sharing This Is Edmonton Whyte At Night Part 2 Induced Demand How Edmonton

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/edmonton/waterfront/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Events Archives - Spacing Edmonton
    PARK ing Day By Paul Giang WHAT Come join us in the transformation of parking stalls into temporary public spaces on Edmonton s Second Annual PARK ing Read More EVENT Oct 9 Chasing Net Zero Panel Event By Paul Giang Excerpt from http www greenenergyfutures ca netzero Check out the videos posted below Join the folks interviewed in the Green Read More EVENT September 19 PARK ing Day By Paul Giang Spacing Edmonton is collaborating with the City of Edmonton in an intervention for PARK ing Day hosted by the Drawing Room Come join Read More Vision Realized Isaak Kornelsen Memorial Parklet By Kyle Witiw Just over one year after Jonathan Behnke developed a vision for a parklet to memorialize former classmate Isaak Kornelsen his vision Read More EVENT Colour Your Flag Party By Paul Giang WHAT Colour Your Flag Edmonton is a community wide design challenge that invites Edmontonians of all ages to learn about flags and Read More City of Edmonton Event Evolving Infill December 7 2013 By Paul Giang Via City of Edmonton Do you have a story to share on infill development Come by the Royal Glenora Club this Saturday and provide your Read More Celebrating Blatchford By Paul Giang Did you know that Blatchford field was the world s busiest airport during World War II Or that it was Canada s first Read More EVENT Designing Downtown By Paul Giang Designing Downtown one of the largest and richest citizen driven conversations about urban cores in Canada returns to Edmonton Read More Sense of Place in the River Valley through Cycling By Keegan Brooks While talking with my friend one night after an autumn bike ride through the River Valley he said Edmonton would be the worst place Read More Post navigation Older posts Search Advertisement

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  • Features Archives - Spacing Edmonton
    Edmonton s urbanism headlines September 21 27 By Tom Young WHITE NIGHT Photos Edmonton s 1st Nuit Blanche art party draws enthusiastic crowd CBC Edmonton Photos 2015 Nuit Blanche Read More This Is Edmonton Park ing Day 2015 By Tom Young Edmonton s second annual Park ing Day was held last Friday temporarily occupying numerous parking stalls on Namêw 97 Street Read More Edmonton s urbanism headlines Aug 24 Sep 7 By Tom Young LRT and TRANSIT Late night bus service starts Sept 6 Edmonton Journal Smith Edmonton transit Waiting for the city brass to do Read More Edmonton s urbanism headlines Aug 10 16 By Tom Young TRANSPORTATION Edmonton s Metro Line to start operating at slower speeds Sept 6 Edmonton Journal Simons City trains its sights on Read More Edmonton s urbanism headlines July 27 Aug 3 By Tom Young TRANSPORTATION Metro LRT line may open with reduced service CBC Edmonton Edmonton deserves more federal cash for LRT too city Read More Edmonton s urbanism headlines June 22 28 By Tom Young TRANSPORTATION City of Edmonton promising to take local experience into account for crosswalk decisions Metro Edmonton Edmonton Read More Edmonton s urbanism headlines May 18 24 By Tom Young PLAN YOUR SUMMER Your Guide to Summer Festivals Events in Edmonton 2015 Edition Mastermaq ca Staples Best way to spend Read More Edmonton s urbanism headlines May 11 17 By Tom Young URBAN DEVELOPMENT Editorial Choose the right path for Jasper Avenue Edmonton Journal Downtown needs more amenities from parks to Read More Edmonton s urbanism headlines Apr 27 May 3 By Tom Young ALBERTA ELECTION Alberta election Where do the parties stand on cash for transit Metro Edmonton Staples Parties agree it s time Read More Post navigation Older posts Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015

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  • Headlines Archives - Spacing Edmonton
    s urbanism headlines October 13 October 18 By Paul Giang ELECTION All federal parties are promising cash to address the dismal state of our cities infrastructure But is this the Read More Edmonton s urbanism headlines October 5 12 By Tom Young NATIONAL URBAN ISSUES Federal parties promise Edmonton LRT funding Metro Edmonton Canada needs a strong advocate for cities Read More Edmonton s urbanism headlines September 28 October 4 By Paul Giang TRANSPORT Rush hour traffic delayed up to 10 minutes by Metro Line LRT Edmonton city staff say Edmonton Journal Province looks at Read More Edmonton s urbanism headlines September 21 27 By Tom Young WHITE NIGHT Photos Edmonton s 1st Nuit Blanche art party draws enthusiastic crowd CBC Edmonton Photos 2015 Nuit Blanche Read More Edmonton s urbanism headlines Sep 14 20 By Paul Giang TRANSPORT David Staples How far will Edmonton go to eliminate road fatalities Edmonton Journal Michael O Neill makes his Read More Edmonton s urbanism headlines Sep 8 13 By Paul Giang METRO LINE Council struggles with LRT traffic Edmonton Journal Edmonton s Metro LRT gets positive reviews traffic not so Read More Edmonton s urbanism headlines Aug 24 Sep 7 By Tom Young LRT and TRANSIT Late night bus service starts Sept 6 Edmonton Journal Smith Edmonton transit Waiting for the city brass to do Read More Edmonton s urbanism headlines Aug 17 23 By Paul Giang YEG HERITAGE Third annual Treaty 6 Recognition Day ceremony highlights relationship between First Nations and City of Edmonton Global Read More Edmonton s urbanism headlines Aug 10 16 By Tom Young TRANSPORTATION Edmonton s Metro Line to start operating at slower speeds Sept 6 Edmonton Journal Simons City trains its sights on Read More Post navigation Older posts Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order

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  • Spacing Archives - Spacing Edmonton
    27 By Tom Young WHITE NIGHT Photos Edmonton s 1st Nuit Blanche art party draws enthusiastic crowd CBC Edmonton Photos 2015 Nuit Blanche Read More Late Night Transit Service Essential for City s Ambitious Goals By Vincent Puhakka Edmonton in many ways has been a public transit pioneer in North America most importantly through the introduction of North America s Read More Edmonton s urbanism headlines Aug 24 Sep 7 By Tom Young LRT and TRANSIT Late night bus service starts Sept 6 Edmonton Journal Smith Edmonton transit Waiting for the city brass to do Read More Edmonton s urbanism headlines Aug 10 16 By Tom Young TRANSPORTATION Edmonton s Metro Line to start operating at slower speeds Sept 6 Edmonton Journal Simons City trains its sights on Read More Edmonton s urbanism headlines July 27 Aug 3 By Tom Young TRANSPORTATION Metro LRT line may open with reduced service CBC Edmonton Edmonton deserves more federal cash for LRT too city Read More Edmonton s urbanism headlines July 6 19 highlights edition By Tom Young hey we were on a patio okay TRANSPORTATION Safety issue that has kept Edmonton s new LRT line from opening a mystery Read More Edmonton s urbanism headlines June 22 28 By Tom Young TRANSPORTATION City of Edmonton promising to take local experience into account for crosswalk decisions Metro Edmonton Edmonton Read More Edmonton s urbanism headlines May 18 24 By Tom Young PLAN YOUR SUMMER Your Guide to Summer Festivals Events in Edmonton 2015 Edition Mastermaq ca Staples Best way to spend Read More The picnic tables at Amiskwaskahegan need to go By Paul Giang An article in Metro Edmonton last week described Amiskwaskahegan also known as Beaver Hills House Park as a drug park that is Read More Post navigation Older posts Search

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  • Continuing the Great Bus Debate: Time to Revisit Pulse Transit? - Spacing Edmonton
    scheduling What is pulse scheduling According to Jarrett Walker of Human Transit a pulse is a regularly scheduled event usually happening at the same time each hour in which transit vehicles from a range of routes are scheduled to all meet together A group of hourly local routes for example might all come to the pulse point between 22 and 25 after the hour and leave at 30 Edmonton was one of the earliest adopters of this system but it did so at a different scale than it exists now Outlying centres were the pulse points to downtown and they would run frequently This was an excellent system since the transfers from local to main routes were seamless With rapid suburban expansion however these original pulse points no longer serve as the outlying transit centres where all local routes meet Along with budget cuts during the 90s we now have a system where some main lines don t run often or pass through several transit centres before maybe heading downtown In effect the pulse system does not work optimally Bus delays occur frequently due to more pulse points increasing traffic and longer route distances resulting in many missed transfers and long waits Another issue of a not so optimal pulse system is that buses travelling along common routes e g the 4 and 7 along Whyte Avenue tend to cluster within a minute or two of each other If a rider misses all these buses within that small time frame the next available bus will not likely come until the next 15 or 30 minute interval This is quite infuriating for the many riders wanting to travel relatively short 15 20 block distances Modifying or removing the pulse timing of these buses will not only increase the apparent frequency of

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  • A Pocket Park Paradise - Spacing Edmonton
    one is to the centre of a city the smaller parks tend to become At 3 500 square metres there will be little room in this downtown park to distance oneself from adjacent streets While the impact of 102 Avenue may be lessened as it transitions into a transit street for the light rail train 105 Street will continue to be a busy arterial road The more significant form of open public space was the plaza Plazas were not isolated oases of well being but rather a part of the city as a work of art They were open yet framed by civic and or other monumental buildings The design of the park includes some elements of a plaza especially with the view corridor provided by the main promenade On the northeast end for instance it looks onto the only significant structure in direct proximity the historic H V Shaw Building across 105 Street For Sitte it was nearly impossible to develop a plaza within the constraints of a modern street grid let alone on land acquired as an opportunity purchase and with no control over the surrounding buildings The two downtown Edmonton plazas that have been or will be built close to the time of writing this piece at the Alberta Legislature and in the Arena Entertainment District are both integrated with the development of surrounding buildings and overcome the limitations of the grid He had one major rule for vegetation in plazas and other parts of the city as art realm trees must not constitute an impediment for the view Although crime prevention was not a part of his theory this is remarkably similar to the direction for leaving parks as open as possible to allow for passive surveillance from the street He knew that his rule was in contradiction with hygienic principles In response he promoted parks in the inner city as paradise enclosed spaces protected from the noise and grime of the street where greenery for shade and protection from the wind would be abundant These spaces had different security measures such as being locked at night Alex Decoteau Park will not be paradise It will be a hybrid space that fulfills many needs of the downtown community It will also be a reflection of the values and trade offs associated with developing a new pocket park in inner city Edmonton Trent Portigal is a writer and planner His new novel Cowards is coming out in September 2015 Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Schools and Parks II A History of Segregation The picnic tables at Amiskwaskahegan need to go Schools and Parks I A History of Sharing Old Strathcona Farmers Market should see opportunity in park proposal Tweet More posts by Trent Portigal 3 comments Neither the author nor Spacing necessarily agrees with posted comments Spacing reserves the right to edit or delete comments entirely See our Comment Policy Mr Shirreff 3 months ago Well said but I prefer

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  • The Scale of Two Cities - Spacing Edmonton
    of one of the world s most important hubs which is geographically constrained onto a tiny island If Manhattan didn t constrain the heart of New York s size you d probably end up with a centre more resembling London or Tokyo or Chicago But getting back to topic you can t really compare city proper to city proper without having to deal with the undoubtedly arbitrary nature of city propers Edmonton is somewhat unique amongst North American cities the other Prairie cities Calgary and Winnipeg are in the same boat in that most of the metropolitan area is contained within a single primary city In most other cities such as New York City suburban areas are wholly independent cities from the primary city But that doesn t make White Plains any less contiguous with New York than Queens It s all apart of the same interconnected region Just like you could technically say Vancouver is smaller than Edmonton with a mere 600 000 people But we all know Vancouver is just the heart of a much larger region home to 2 3 million inhabitants Burnaby is pretty much Vancouver in the grand scheme of things even if the two are technically independent The only way to truly do apples to apples comparisons is to compare entire metropolitan regions that include a primary city s entire sphere of influence with some exceptions Otherwise you lend yourself to the arbitrary city propers which vary greatly in how much of a region they take up Vancouver takes less of the Lower Mainland cake than Edmonton does from our metropolitan area Even Phoenix which admittedly does contain a fair amount of the region s suburbs within the city proper would not be a fair comparison You d be missing over half of Phoenix s metro population which is around 4 million not 1 5 Scottsdale Mesa Tempe et al And while New York is often held up on an urbanist pedestal for its density much of that density leaves very fast after you leave the inner boroughs of Manhattan the Bronx and Brooklyn New York s Tri State Area just sprawls and sprawls endlessly taking up far more room than Edmonton s tightly packed tract housing although New York s suburbs do look more idyllic and less plastic I will give them that As well at least Edmonton s suburbs take on a decent amount of multifamily like other Canadian cities with Toronto and Vancouver being the primates of this field You can t say the same really for most American cities Although Edmonton does have a lot of work to do on the urban form I do think that we often forget that we aren t the absolute worst at everything I d take Edmonton s sprawl over Phoenix s or New York s any day personally I do think we can do better though and work towards better rail integration and more high rise development Toronto and Vancouver s suburbs can

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