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Edmonton’s Civic Election Candidates answer: Why is Heritage important to you?
Election day in Edmonton is this coming Monday, October 16th, and we wanted to know what our Council and Mayoral Candidates had to say about the importance of heritage in Edmonton. We sent out a survey to all of the candidates, and what we’ve included here is exactly what they shared with us. We’ve heard from at least one candidate in each of the wards, with the exception of Ward 3.
We received wonderful anecdotes from candidates about their favourite Edmonton heritage site or person, and the stories of how they are all connected to our city. We were happy to see that the story of our city continues to be one of diverse communities and peoples, as well as one that is conscious of our Treaty 6 roots.
To see the candidates’ responses in full: Edmonton Heritage Council Civic Election Survey
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Connecting Past and Present: Edmonton’s Historic Urban Landscape
Join us for a presentation by Dr. Kevin Jones of the City Region Studies Centre (Faculty of Extension) and update on a project looking at the potential for applying Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) principles in Edmonton.
The Historic Urban Landscape approach connects the preservation of heritage resources with the diversity of experiences, narratives and cultural traditions tied to a place or community. The aim of HUL is to balance the relationship between cultural, natural, social, and economic landscapes that support the character and healthy development of communities and neighbourhoods.
City-Region Studies Centre (Faculty of Extension) and the Edmonton Heritage Council partnered with MITACS, Edmonton Historical Board and Alberta Culture in this continuing work. The presentation will be an update on the initial project and looking ahead to future activity.
Seating is limited, so register now to secure your ticket!
The Edmonton Heritage Council has undertaken a number of initiatives that explore Edmonton’s past and present, and look toward the city’s future with the goal of providing Edmontonians a deeper understanding of who they are.
The Edmonton Heritage Council’s reports include strategic plans, foundational statements, annual reports and other research, undertaken in an effort to develop and promote informtaiont about Edmonton’s heritage to its citizens.
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