What makes a great city? Edmonton on the Edge attempts to answer this question by stimulating discussions that examine, challenge and suggest what it takes to rejuvenate public spaces, and support the city in becoming an interesting, vibrant and dynamic place.
The committee arose out of the University of Alberta's Festival of Ideas and its panel discussion on Architecture, Design and Happiness.
The overall goal of the committee is to attract and focus discussion among various constituencies such as local architects, designers, politicians, media and general public on the cultural, artistic, social, environmental, and physical attributes that might provide answers to the question "what makes a great city?" Inviting renowned local, national and international speakers the Committee will organize presentations and discussions and other similar events that examine, challenge and suggest what it takes to rejuvenate public spaces, and support the city in becoming an interesting, vibrant and dynamic place. design, architecture, cityscape, horticulture, landscape, arts and culture within the public realm describe the variety of themes that will guide the committee's initiatives.
Michael Phair (Chair), community member
Miki Andrejevic, Festival of Ideas, University of Alberta
Sheri Krug, M.A.D.E. in Edmonton Society
Howie Phung, City-Region Studies Centre, University of Alberta
Ros Sydie, Festival of Ideas, University of Alberta
Bev Zubot, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
Kevin Jones, City-Region Studies Centre
Lisa Cristall, City-Region Studies Centre
Peter Osborne, Edmonton Design Committee, GEC Architects
Elaine Solex, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
Kira Hunt, IBI Group