Episode 81: Trailheads: a history of urban planning in Edmonton – Part 2

In part 2 of Trailheads, Julian Faid is joined by two special guests to guide us on the next leg of our journey through the history of urban planning in Edmonton. Former Historian Laureate, Shirley Lowe will walk us through the colonial land-grab during the fur trade. How the soon-to-be city was first subdivided along the North Saskatchewan River. How the delay of a national rail line led to the first real-estate bust in the area. How the train finally came to Edmonton and how an influx of American nationals during the World Wars left lasting impact on how Edmonton was designed.

Then we’re joined by city planner and planning historian Erik Backstrom to learn about the formation of Edmonton’s first official planning department. How the influence of modernism in the 1950s and 60s changed the shape of our streets, downtown and took its lead from the automobile.

We hope you enjoy.

Links:
Meet guest producer, Julian Faid.
Connect with Shirley Lowe and Erik Backstrom.
Learn more about Alberta’s Railway History.
Walk through a bit of Edmonton’s fort history at Fort Edmonton Park.

ECF Happenings:
Take a look at our 2020 Vital Signs report all about Millennials.
Nerd out with Vital Signs sources and previous reports.
See our Rapid Response Fund in action!
Check out the latest on our blog.

ECF Grants:
ECF Community Grants – Due December 1st
Look ahead to next year’s Student Awards.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

The music featured in the Trailheads special series is called Cut and Run by Kevin MacLeod.
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3576-cut-and-run

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Episode 80: Trailheads: a history of urban planning in Edmonton – Part 1

Welcome to the first installment of Trailheads: a history of urban planning in Edmonton. In this special series we join Julian Faid as he explores the many facets of how Edmonton is designed, the consequences and benefits of these design choices, and how this little patch of land on Treaty 6 Territory has evolved over time.

People have been gathering on this land for millennia and that’s where our journey begins. In part one of Trailheads, Julian speaks with Lewis Cardinal and Carolina Roemmich to learn about Edmonton’s pre-fort history. Why did Indigenous nations choose this particular bend in the river? What did those gatherings entail? How were they set up? And how did the initial infrastructure of trails, campsites, burial grounds and river crossings influence how modern-day Edmonton is planned, built and governed?

We hope you enjoy.

Links:
Meet guest producer, Julian Faid.
Learn more about Lewis Cardinal and Carolina Roemmich.
Check out Indigenous Canada, a free course offered by University of Alberta that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada.

ECF Happenings:
Check out our upcoming Wills Week!
See our Rapid Response Fund in action!
Check out the latest on our blog.

ECF Grants:
Young Edmonton Grants – October 15
ECF Community Grants – Due December 1st
Look ahead to next year’s Student Awards.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

The music featured in the Trailheads special series is called Cut and Run by Kevin MacLeod.
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3576-cut-and-run

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Episode 79 – Dames, Deeds and Popsicle Sticks

On this episode, we’re introduced to Jack Cassidy: a dame and detective in Edmonton 1936, and heroine of the podcast Hardboiled. And we get crafty with Kompany Family Theatre with their Puppets are Essential Too program.

Links:
Listen to Hardboiled.
Find out more about Empress of Blandings Productions.
Learn how to make Popsicle Puppets from Space!
Check out Kompany’s Instagram page.
See more from Kompany Family Theatre.
See the latest on our blog!

Grants:
Young Edmonton Grants – October 15
ECF Community Grants – Due December 1st
Look ahead to next year’s Student Awards.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Episode 78 – Millennials and Technology

On this episode, correspondent Emily Rendell-Watson talks with Karli Drew, Marina Banister and Stephen Robinson to explore the impact technology is having on the Millennial Generation.

This is the third of four Vital Topics that will be produced throughout the year. Our previous topics focused on Millennial Activism and Engagement, and  Millennials and Money.

Our final topic will look at the social and economic trends Millennials are setting.

Links:
Read the Vital Topic: Millenials and Technology.
Get your nerd on with the Vital Topic’s Resources.
See our past Vital Signs reports.
Connect with the lovely and formidable Karli Drew.
Follow the talented Marina Banister on Instagram.
And just try to keep with Stephen Robinson and his skill-building journey.
Follow journalist Emily Rendell-Watson on Twitter.
See the latest on our blog!

Grants:
Young Edmonton Grants – October 15
ECF Community Grants – Due December 1st
Look ahead to next year’s Student Awards.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

The music featured in the Millennial segment is called Young and Reckless by Yung Kartz.