Tag: Edmonton

  • Why The Magpie Should Be Edmonton’s Offical Bird

    Why The Magpie Should Be Edmonton’s Offical Bird

    11 Reasons Why the Magie Should Be Edmonton’s Offical Bird No other Edmonton resident is more controversial than the ubiquitous Magpie (Pica hudsonia). While many Edmontonians resent its 4 am wake-up calls, many of us find the Edmonton magpie fascinating. It’s the bird that Bird Studies Canada refers to as a “charming and charismatic species…easily recognized by its…

  • The West Edmonton Mall Ice Palace Greenhouse

    The West Edmonton Mall Ice Palace Greenhouse

    Modern Places in a Post-Apocalyptic Edmonton Eutopia One of my favourite things is reimagining mundane spaces as opportunities for abundance. A fun question to ask is, “How would a post-apocalyptic Edmonton reuse this space?” What’s possible here? West Edmonton Mall Ice Palace Greenhouse We’ve all been there: shopping for the holidays, walking from one end…

  • The Hive Next Door -Living Next To 60K Bees

    The Hive Next Door -Living Next To 60K Bees

    When Honeybees Move In You’ve found yourself living next to a beekeeper; now what? Should you be concerned? Will you get stung? Can you expect more honeybees in the yard? Will your flowers and fruit trees be happier? If you’re unfamiliar with bees, it’s understandable that you may have questions about the hive next door.…

  • Bat Bridge: Span The Gap Between Urban and Ecological Design

    Bat Bridge: Span The Gap Between Urban and Ecological Design

    Spanning The Gap Between Urban and Ecological Design What if a bridge could do more than move people from one side to another? What if bridges offered habitats, pest control, tourist attractions, and a boost to the local economy? Then, let me introduce you to bat bridges – a seemingly normal bridge that, intentionally or…

  • The Edmonton Magpie Flag

    The Edmonton Magpie Flag

    Let The Edmonton Yegie Fly! In 99% Invisible episode 140, host Roman Mars discusses the flag design and why many city flags are awful. Shortly after this, Aurora Flags and Banners ran a Colour Your Flag Edmonton design competition to find an alternative to Edmonton’s Flag. 99% Invisible’s 5 Rules for Flag Design How does…

  • Urban Glaciers In A Time Of Climate Change

    Urban Glaciers In A Time Of Climate Change

    In a world where glaciers are disappearing, could northern cities build them? While travelling on Edmonton’s ring road, be on the watch for a mountain of snow – an urban glacier – made from the snow cleared from Edmonton’s city streets throughout the winter. Lasting well into summer, residents have taken to betting on when…

  • Edmonton Swarm Catchers List

    Edmonton Swarm Catchers List

    Receive Text Notifications of Honeybee Swarms The Edmonton Swarm Catchers list is a group of over one-hundred local beekeepers catching swarms around Edmonton. The list came about because I received more swarm calls than I could catch. If you’re an Edmonton area beekeeper, join the Edmonton Swarm Catchers list to receive real-time text notifications. Please…

  • Edmonton’s River Valley Food Forest

    Edmonton’s River Valley Food Forest

    An Edible Ecosystem in the River Valley In 2014, one hundred community volunteers descended into Edmonton’s river valley to plant thousands of edible native plants. Located on the south-facing slope of MacKinnon Ravine, the river valley food forest aims to create a self-sufficient edible ecosystem that captures water, increases biodiversity, reduces costs, cleans the air,…