May 11, 2021



UDI-ER Members,



Here is a brief update on the latest developments arising from the association.


2021 Membership Renewals


On behalf of the UDI-ER Board of Directors and staff, I would like to sincerely thank all UDI-ER Members for your continuing financial support; your unwavering commitment to the organization – particularly in these uncertain times – is very much appreciated.



Recent City of Edmonton Council Items


Through the month of April, UDI-ER has been actively engaged on multiple critical policies that impact our industry including:


  • Energy Transition Strategy: following deliberations at Executive Committee a week prior, City Council approved the Revised Community Energy Transition Strategy on April 19th. UDI-ER has been an active participant with City Administration during development of the Revised Community Energy Transition Strategy and provided the following letter prior to Executive Committee on April 12th.


  • Enterprise Land Development: in collaboration with representatives from the Real Estate Advisory Committee (REAC), UDI-ER advocated for the City to dispose of its residential greenfield development land holdings in Aster, Schonsee, and Goodridge Corners. This motion was supported by Executive Committee on April 26th and approved by Council on May 3rd. To read the Council brief on this item, please click here.



Upcoming Events


Our next UDI-ER Webinar takes place on May 20th (12pm – 1pm) and will feature Catherine Warren from Innovate Edmonton. To register, please

click here.


Additionally, UDI-ER Members can now register for our upcoming Golf Event on June 10th. For more details and to register, please click here.



Upcoming UDI-ER Initiative


Next month, please be on the lookout for a new initiative from UDI-ER. We are finalizing a document that advocates for the importance of growth as a key component of city building. This document will be useful for UDI-ER Members along with other stakeholders that we engage with. We are excited to have this document as a catalyst for a dialogue on growth. 




Mike Kohl

Chair, UDI-ER

Chair- Mike Kohl

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