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The Lab

Social and institutional resources to give our cities meaning.


How can we do good together?

Social Capital

How do social connections impact quality of life in cities?


How can we balance freedom and responsibility today?

Case Studies

Who are the organizational pioneers of our time?

City Soul

Why are religious communities so vital to our cities?

Social and institutional strength are essential to Edmonton’s long-term thriving. Major planning projects are on the horizon of a city that is expected to grow significantly in the near-future. Some of those projects entail re-development of existing lands while others are are expanding the physical footprint of the city. Over the past several years, Cardus has met with and convened a wide range of municipal, faith community, and community leaders across Edmonton to explore what it might mean to develop new aspects of the already rich social infrastructure of the various communities. This work has included a report on the planning context of Edmonton in light of the needs of community organizations—including faith based organizations.


Edmonton City Soul

The City of Edmonton is planning for continued rapid growth and therefore considerable effort has...