Great video showing how a tall building can have a really negative affect on its surrounding microclimate. Also illustrates why it's important to consider wind direction and downdrafts at the initial planning stages.
Great video showing how a tall building can have a really negative

Leeds bridgewater place tower

Engineering blunders - Leeds bridgewater place tower

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We hope you're enjoying the great weather! Check out our latest newsletter for gardening ideas and a new YEG patio app.

WinterCity Blizzard - June 2017

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The bike lanes are going in! We're excited because they'll make cycling in Edmonton safer for everyone. Other winter cities that have installed protected bikes lanes have seen an increase in cycling year-round, but especially in winter. The City would like to know what you think about them. Fill out the survey and have your say.
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The bike lanes are going in Were excited because theyll make cycling

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Have you checked out Patio Buzz yet? They've got your #yegpatio scene covered - all year!
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Have you checked out Patio Buzz yet They've got your yegpatio scene covered all year

patiobuzz

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Lisa Maree
Paths for People want you to share your excitement for the new bike lanes! Counter the recent negative stories with your positive ones. After all, we know from other cities that protected bike lanes increase ridership - in all seasons.
Write to the editors of the Edmonton Journal and Edmonton Sun. Share your stories on Facebook and Twitter (#yegbike #yegbikegrid #yegcc). Let people know how...
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Celebrate the end of winter on Churchill Square this weekend!
Celebrate the end of winter on Churchill Square this weekend

Happenings :: Ederlezi featuring the Gadjo Collective

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Interesting article about LEDs. Edmonton was an early adopter, so we've reduced our energy consumption greatly. But, we've got some very white lights on our streets. What do you think of our conversion so far?
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Interesting article about LEDs Edmonton was an early adopter so weve reduced

'It's early morning all night long': Halifax residents revolt over LED street lights

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Alan Axhorn
Katrina Schultz
Christy Whited
It's Mental Health Week in Edmonton. Keeping ourselves mentally healthy is always important, but even more so in winter when people tend to go out and connect less. Find out how you can #GETLOUD for mental health this week.
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Its Mental Health Week in Edmonton Keeping ourselves mentally healthy is always

#GETLOUD for Mental Health

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We were just going through our winter archives, and stumbled upon this post. It's too good not to share. Shows that winter brings out the best in people - and in dogs!

Ever been rescued in a winter storm? Tell us your story!
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Michelle J Michaud
Eileen Kelly
While it's been a rather snowy April, with May on the horizon, gardeners are starting to get excited. Want to know how to create a yard that will look beautiful in all seasons? NAIT instructor Jennifer Jones gives some great tips on how to create a gorgeous garden that looks fantastic in winter too.
While its been a rather snowy April with May on the horizon

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The difference that lighting makes during our winter nights is profound. Check out this fantastic community initiative - we're proud of this project, and especially proud of the community members who aren't letting vandalism stand in their way. We wish them the very best as they continue to light the way.
The difference that lighting makes during our winter nights is profound Check

Lighting Up Arrowhead Trail | Winter City Edmonton

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Ruth Hempsey
Cheryl Uhlich
When winter happens in spring, this is one way to cope: with a meditation on the beauty of our natural world, and the patience this season must teach us.
When winter happens in spring this is one way to cope with

WinterSpring, A Kind of Love

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Roswitha Cesar
Carolyn Buchanan
Ellen Sitler
The early bird gets the worm...or the earliest planner gets the coolest igloo next winter? Check out this article for step-by-step instructions on how to make a stellar igloo, from former McGill architecture professor, Pieter Sijpke. He also used to make his students make ice bars, so whatever you end up building is up to you. The possibilities are endless. We can't wait to see what you come...
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The early bird gets the wormor the earliest planner gets the coolest

Want to build an igloo? Here's how.

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Kelli Holden
For us, a big part of this past winter has been wrapped up in winter design. Our Winter Design Guidelines became City policy this winter, so that means new buildings are expected to incorporate these principles to enhance our street-level winter experience.

What buildings already do a good job of winter design? Check out some of our favourites on our blog, and then tell us your favourite...
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For us a big part of this past winter has been wrapped

Winter City Design: View From The Street | Winter City Edmonton

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Greg Irvine
Carmen Clow
Peggy Zubyk
If you follow us on Twitter, you may have heard a new term this winter: sneckdown. What the heck is a sneckdown, you ask? It's a curb extension created by ice and snow that shows us how we really use our streets in the winter months. This information is extremely useful for city planners, as it helps us recognize that vehicles actually need less space than we'd think, and that more space can...
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What the heck is a sneckdown?

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Julius Buski
Dana McVey
Dan Belisle
Have a very Edmonton Easter!
Have a very Edmonton Easter
Maureen Jaggi LeClaire
Linda Ritchie
Lisa Rowbotham
April snow brings May flowers, right? Isn't that how the saying goes?
April snow brings May flowers right Isn't that how the saying goes
Annalisa Loh
Mitch MacLeod
Joie Cowan
If you heard a lot of noisy leaf-blowers clearing snow this past winter, you weren't alone. So what do you think of this new fad in snow clearance? Labour-saving device or the stuff of which neighbourhood feuds are made?
If you heard a lot of noisy leafblowers clearing snow this past

Fluffy snow + high standards = a noisy Edmonton winter

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Mandy McDonald
Stephanie Werkman
Stephanie Michaels
Check out this very cool website (designed by students of the Landscape Architectural Technology program at NAIT) that is jam-packed with fantastic winter landscaping tips and gorgeous imagery - inspiration for next year, perhaps? We love that students are engaging with WinterCity thinking, and that teachers are encouraging them to learn with four seasons in mind. Great job, folks!
Check out this very cool website designed by students of the Landscape

WinterCity Landscaping and Design

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Marilyn Kok
With winter on its way out and spring on its way in, the warmer weather is often a welcome change for our city's homeless population. Developed in 2009, Edmonton's Plan to End Homelessness has come a long way to help those in distress find the resources they need. But there's still a lot of work to do and we'd like your input, particularly with a winter lens in mind. Take a couple of minutes...
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With winter on its way out and spring on its way in

Edmonton’s Plan to End Homelessness

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Wynne Siobhán Taylor
Mike L'Heureux
David Dawkins