Alberta Professional Planners Institute 2017 Luncheons
Video - Urban Natural Asset Mapping: Blending Science and Planning to Support Preservation of Alberta’s Municipal Biodiversity (Catherine Shier)
May 9, 2017
Catherine Shier, Principal Ecological Planner, City of Edmonton
Shier explains that the City of Edmonton, with support from the Province of Alberta, has developed an Urban Primary Land and Vegetation Inventory (uPLVI). This natural asset tracking inventory provides city managers with detailed information about sensitive and unique ecological communities found throughout Edmonton. This inventory is instrumental to effectively manage the City’s environmental and ecological assets through the land development process. In addition, it is currently being used to support important city projects such as the Environmental Sensitivities Project and Master planning in the River Valley: projects that are designed to help move Edmonton closer to its sustainability goals over the next 30 years.