At Delib we love a good planning project, especially one from from across the pond. It’s often the case that US and Canadian government are enthused to try something slightly different when consulting their stakeholders. It was with interest therefore that I helped The City of Edmonton set up a Dialogue as part of their wider ‘Complete Streets’ initiative.

Complete Streets is a city-based crowd-sourcing project which asks participants to identify six key aspects of their perfect street of the future, which will then have a bearing on development. Aspects include economic costs, longevity of infrastructure and access and mobility.

Correspondingly they’ve started 6 discussions, for a two week period, which is being heavily advertised across social media platforms and good old fashioned print media. It’s grown into a lovely example of community-based participatory governance.

More about Dialogue here.