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Edmonton’s City Centre Redevelopment includes urban agriculture

Agrihood by Perkins and Will, from Vancouver, Canada.

Five teams were short listed

The City Centre Redevelopment project is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We can create a new community in the heart of the city that will bring Edmonton to the forefront of the world stage in sustainable community development.

In 2010, five teams were short listed from 33 international submissions to provide their proposals for our new community. Representatives from the five finalists, from Europe and North America, visited our city and were excited to participate in the City’s vision to redevelop this large, centrally-located piece of land (217 hectares or the equivalent of 266 Canadian football fields, including end zones.)

The Polyculture Centre, a giant greenhouse heated from surplus heat from the district heating centre allows a fresco dining year round, the menu sourced locally and grown in this leading research centre for urban agriculture. By KCAP Architects & Planners.

See all the proposals here.

See: Modern Pastoral – The world’s population is moving into urban centres—are farmers the next to migrate? How cities are planning to feed their growing populations. By Mira Shenker, ReNew Canada, April 25, 2011.

1 comment

1 Valerie Morris { 06.15.11 at 8:19 am }

How does one become more involved in this process? I am quite involved in gardening and community development, but this area has always held first place.
Please do put me on a communications list… Thanks