City of Edmonton. Planning Department

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City of Edmonton. Planning Department

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Dates of existence

1949-

History

A Town Planning Commission was established in 1929 to advise Council on matters pertaining to town planning. The Town Planning Department was established in 1949. The responsibility of the Planning Department was articulated in a 1952 organizational chart, which stated that the Town Planning Department was responsible for long and short term planning of the use and layout of the city, the preparation of layout plans for subdivisions and other specific projects, the approval of buildings plans for zoning and type of structure, and providing advice to City management on town planning matters.

In a 1983 brief to new City Councillors, Planning's function was stated as being "concerned with the way the city grows. It studies and provides advice on city development, especially the social, economic and environmental effects of growth and change. Planning considers how much land will be needed for housing, shops, industries, parks and transportation. It considers where each type of development should be located."

In 2015 the Sustainable Development website puts it the simplest terms possible. "The work of this department concentrates on planning and executing for the development needs of today and the future."

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Related entity

Municipal Planning Commission (Technical Planning Board: 1950-1963; Municipal Planning Commission: 1963-1995)

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AR-RG-17-S-2

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hierarchical

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Municipal Planning Commission

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City of Edmonton. Planning Department

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Names Advisory Committee (1956-)

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AR-RG-17-S-3

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hierarchical

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Names Advisory Committee

is controlled by

City of Edmonton. Planning Department

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AR-RG-17

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City of Edmonton Archives

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  • EAC

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