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Episode 87: Trailheads: a history of urban planning in Edmonton – Part 6

On this episode, Julian Faid presents the final installment of Trailheads: A History of Urban Planning in Edmonton. We’ve covered a lot of ground in this series. We’ve looked at the pre-fort and post fort history Edmonton. How WWII influenced urban design decisions. How the personal vehicle has guided the way we prioritize our streets. How public transit shapes our city. And the challenges that come with designing an urban environment in an place that faces some of the longest winters in the world. In the sixth part of this special series, Julian is joined by Andrew Knack, City Councillor […]

Episode 86: Trailheads: a history of urban planning in Edmonton – Part 5

In part 5 of Trailheads, Julian Faid explores the challenges of urban design in a winter city. In the first half of the episode we’ll hear from Jill Robertson, a landscape architect and a principal at Dialog’s Edmonton urban design studio. Robertson will help us understand urban design though the lens of accessibility, which is a major issue in a city like Edmonton where winter is an ever-looming challenge. In the second half of the episode, Julian is joined by Dr. Robin Mazumder, an environmental neuroscientist who studies the psychological impacts of urban design.  Dr. Mazumder will discuss how design choices, particularly in […]

Episode 85 – Millennials Set Trends

On this episode, our correspondent Emily Rendell-Watson explores some of the trends that Millennials are setting. We meet Kim Wynn, a plant stylist at Botaniful and Linda Hoang, blogger and social media specialist to find out how they’ve embraced certain Millennial trends. This is the fourth and final episode of our 2020 Vital Signs series. Our previous topics focused on Millennials and Technology,  Millennial Activism and Engagement, and  Millennials and Money. Links: Read the Vital Topic: Millennial Trends Get your nerd on with the Vital Topic’s Resources. See our past Vital Signs reports. Follow Kim Wynn on Instagram, and see the Botaniful store. […]

Episode 84: Trailheads: a history of urban planning in Edmonton – Part 4

In part 4 of Trailheads, Julian Faid explores the history, present and future of Public Transit in Edmonton. In the first half of the episode we’ll hear from Dr. Emily Grise, an assistant professor at University of Alberta and the School of Urban and Regional Planning. Dr. Grise will shine some light on public transit through the lens of the economy, and how good public transit is key to building a “world Class” city. In the second half of the episode, Julian is joined by Danika McConnell and Carter Gorzitza from Free Transit Edmonton. Danika and Carter will shift the […]