Edmonton has more than 400 neighbourhoods and the city said each district plan will serve a collection of neighbourhoods in the 15-minute city..The controversy over the 15-minute city is heating up in Edmonton and residents fear they may eventually be limited to districts..The city claims that districts are a "necessary tool" for the plan..READ MORE: Knack says 15-minute cities are not about segregation.It appears the City of Edmonton wants to be a 15-minute city for residents..District Planning is a multi-year project to build a “community of communities — small towns in our big city," where people can meet many of their daily needs within 15 minutes of where they live in Edmonton, the City of Edmonton stated in the District Planning Guide..Edmonton’s planning system, consisting of hundreds of small plans, many of them more than 30-years-old, "needs more than just a tune-up," continued the guide..READ MORE: Yegunited protests 15 minute cities in Edmonton."This is why the city is carefully reviewing and analyzing older plans to be repealed so they can be replaced by, or incorporated into, the new tool of district plans.".The city claims replacing its outdated plans with district plans and capturing all the details of each neighbourhood is too much to accomplish at once.."That’s why district plans will begin as rather simple plans that provide the essentials," the city said..According to city documents, the 15-minute city project is preparing to help Edmonton reach 1.25 million people..READ MORE: 15-minute city project is preparing to help Edmonton reach 1.25 million people.The guide states cities are complex and no city is static.."Districts will help us build complete communities where we all can work, shop and enjoy nature. When we plan our city on a district level, it also helps us be more thoughtful and efficient with our infrastructure like roads, transit and parks," the city said.."District planning will provide a link between the City Plan and the Zoning Bylaw and, supported by the City Planning Framework, simplify our land use policies and plans.".The city claims as part of the process to draft district plans, it reviewed every area plan and proposed which (area) can be "repealed, amended or retained."."This will ensure district plans contain the most current directions from The City Plan.".Area plans proposed to be repealed, amended or retained are then listed in another document which describes the review process and lists the proposed plans for each district..A final list of proposed plans to be repealed, amended or retained will be available in 2023.