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THE LONG RANGE VIEW OF SUSTAINABILITY IS TO PROVIDE DEMOGRAPHICALLY BALANCED COMMUNITIES WHICH WILL ACCOMMODATE EXISTING AND FUTURE GENERATIONS.

ALL THE SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING IN A MATURE COMMUNITY MUST BE RETAINED TO ALLOW FOR INCREASING THE NUMBER OF HOMES WITH YOUNG FAMILIES.

TO ACCOMMODATE AN AGE BALANCE, MULTI FAMILY UNITS MUST BE INCREASED TO COMPLEMENT THE SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE SUPPLY.

THIS WILL RETURN CHILDREN TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD SCHOOLS AND BRING EACH COMMUNITY UP TO ITS ORIGINAL POPULATION.

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THE CITY VISION IS NOT VIABLE BECAUSE SUSTAINABILITY CANNOT WORK WITHOUT MEASURABLE GOALS.

THE OUTCOME MEASURES 1 AND 2 WILL ENSURE AN ATTRACTIVE AND COMPACT CITY.

TARGET #1
Return communities to have the number of children required to fill the existing schools

TARGET #2
Add appropriate housing so communities will have an even representation of all ages

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ALL RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES ARE SIMILAR IN MEETING CITIZENS NEEDS AND PREFERENCES AND ALL NEED TO PROVIDE SUSTAINABILITY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.

FULLY INTEGRATED DATA COLLECTION IS ESSENTIAL TO URBAN PROBLEM SOLVING.

FOR EXAMPLE, DATA ON, HOUSING TYPE, AGE OF HOUSEHOLD HEAD, FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AND OWNER OCCUPANCY COMBINE TO GIVE THE KEY INFORMATION ON SCHOOLING, AFFORDABILITY, BALANCED AGE AND HOUSING NEEDS.

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THE CANADIAN BUILDING INDUSTRY IS IN THE FORE- FRONT OF SUSTAINABLE BUILDING TO MEET CONSUMER PREFERENCES AS IS SHOWN IN THE RAPID TREND TO ADDING APARTMENT LIVING FOR HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT CHILDREN. THE CANADIAN BUILDING INDUSTRY IS ALSO IN THE FOREFRONT OF RENOVATION AND URBAN RENEWAL. THE MAJOR IMPEDIMENTS TO REVITALIZING EXISTING COMMUNITIES ARE OUTDATED AND INAPPRO- PRIATE ZONING, RED TAPE AND REGULATIONS WHICH RAISE HOUSING COSTS.

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AS IS SHOWN IN THE CHART, MATURE, ESTABLISHED AND DEVELOPING NEIGHBOURHOODS ARE INDENTICAL ONLY DIFFERING IN LIFE CYCLE STARTING TIME. THE TRACT HOUSING MODEL OF FILLING ENTIRE COMMUNITIES WITH PEOPLE AT THE SAME STAGE IN LIFE WAS UNSUSTAINABLE BY NOT INCLUDING ALL GENERATIONS. RETURNING RESIDENTIAL TO THE CORE AND BROWNFIELD LANDS IS A COMPONENT OF SUSTAINABLE URBAN DESIGN ONLY RECENTLY ACTIVATED BECAUSE OF OUTDATED ZONING.

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EDMONTON HAS GROWN BY ANNEXATION RATHER USING SUSTAINABLE PRINCIPLES.

EDMONTON COULD CAPTURE A LARGER SHARE OF THE REGIONAL POPULATION WITHOUT ANNEXATION, MEET ALL THE NEW GROWTH REQUIREMENTS AND STOP SPRAWL BY MOVING TO MIXED USE PROJECTS. THESE IMPROVE COMMUNITIES WITHOUT CHANGING LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL AREAS AND BRING BACK NEIGHBOURHOODS TO THE POPULATION THEY HAD BEFORE.

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SUSTAINABILITY REQUIRES THAT ALL AREAS OF THE CITY SHOULD HAVE CHILD CENTRED COMMUNITIES LOCATED CLOSE TO CENTRES OF WORK AND SERVICES SO THAT COMMUTING IN MINIMIZED.

THE DIVERSITY CHART SHOWS THAT BAD PLANNING OCCURS THROUGHOUT ALL THE NEIGHBOURHOODS.

EDMONTON HAS ROOM FOR A NUMBER OF SECONDARY CENTRES TO SUPPLEMENT THE CORE AND ADD HOUSING.

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ONE OF THE KEY COMPONENTS OF SUSTAINABILITY IS THE CONCEPT OF MINIMIZING THE NEED FOR NEW BUILDINGS AND INFRASTRUCTURE WHICH WILL REDUCE MAINTENANCE.

THIS LOOKS TO THE FUTURE AND MINIMIZES ONGOING FUNDING.

THE CURRENT CONSTRUCTION OF NEW NEIGHBOURHOODS IS UNSUSTAINABLE AND IS NOT REQUIRED WHEN EXISTING COMMUNITIES CAN PROVIDE FOR POPULATION INCREASES FOR MANY YEARS.