The City of Edmonton, home to North America’s largest municipally-owned urban park, has used innovative approaches to protect and manage its urban biodiversity.
The City’s ecological network approach is increasingly supported in new plans and policy, and has driven recent efforts to incorporate ecological design into new neighbourhoods. Edmonton is well-supported by an active conservation community, and much of the work done to date has been accomplished through partnerships with citizen groups, conservation organizations, the academic community and local developers.
Edmonton presents at LAB workshop, Durban: http://archive.iclei.org/fileadmin/template/project_templates/localactionbiodiversity/user_upload/LAB_Files/Durban_Presentations/08h35_10_Edmonton_Tuesday__Compatibility_Mode_.pdf
Edmonton presents at LAB workshop, Zagreb: http://archive.iclei.org/fileadmin/template/project_templates/localactionbiodiversity/user_upload/LAB_Files/Zagreb_presentations/Edmonton.pdf
Edmonton Case Description: http://archive.iclei.org/fileadmin/template/project_templates/localactionbiodiversity/user_upload/LAB_Files/City_Case-studies/Edmonton_Final.PDF
For more information on Edmonton visit their website: www.edmonton.ca/naturalareas