Community Sustainability Task Force releases report and recommendations A new urban agenda and a formal partnership between Edmonton school boards and the municipal, provincial and federal governments are needed to ensure the vitality and sustainability of Edmonton’s mature neighbourhoods. That’s one of nine recommendations of the Community Sustainability Task Force as outlined in its report, ELEVATE. ELEVATE is the result of a year of consultation and deliberation by the Task Force, which was appointed by Mayor Stephen Mandel in February 2011 to create solutions to sustain and support Edmonton’s mature neighbourhoods as part of a healthy and vibrant city core.  “The Task Force has put a tremendous amount of thought and work into its report and recommendations,” said Mayor Mandel. “Formalizing our relationships with stakeholders and putting operational processes in place will allow us to break down silos, share valuable information, reduce duplication and find innovative ways to ensure our mature neighbourhoods are vibrant and viable communities.” The Task Force, Chaired by former City Councillor Michael Phair and Vice-Chair Teresa Spinelli, owner of Edmonton’s Italian Centre Shop, with representatives from school boards, communities and the municipal and provincial governments, released its report with recommendations and action plans on February 2, 2012.

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Better Collaboration and New Urban Agenda Needed to Sustain Mature Neighbourhoods