All posts by: Cheryl Mitchell

A new look at one of the City’s most historic locations

There are few areas in our city with as long and complex a history as the River Crossing, but this history isn’t well known to many Edmontonians. The River Crossing area in Rossdale is at the heart ...

Blatchford: Combining sustainability and urban design

When you look at sustainable communities around the world, each community is unique. They are designed using different technologies and with distinct streets and public spaces based on their individua...

Pop-Up Museum partnership brings history to life!

West Rossdale is a place that is historically and culturally significant for many people, and where the history is long, layered, and deep – like the river flowing next to it. On Sunday, July 24...

Edmonton’s newest Downtown destination!

While the funicular may be the most attention grabbing and unique part of the Mechanized River Valley Access, the project is about so much more! Mechanized Access will create a new destination in our ...

Blatchford: Building the neighbourhood of the future

As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, Edmonton is focused on managing our incredible growth. And while the 536 acres of raw land located minutes from our downtown core will be vital in helpi...

Blatchford: Building an Urban Lifestyle

As one of the youngest cities in Canada, Edmonton is evolving to meet the needs of a new generation. It was a desire to be a part of this ongoing transformation that led Jeff Chase and Kairi Pawlick t...

Blatchford: Building Green Homes

As the builder of one of the first net-zero energy homes in North America, Peter Amerongen of Habitat Studio knows about building green. Peter, an award-winning sustainable home builder, has brought h...

Blatchford: Business as Unusual

As an Edmontonian, Councillor Bev Esslinger is excited about Blatchford. As the elected representative of the area where the community will be built, she is preparing for one of the most significant c...

Blatchford: Connecting to Healthier Lifestyles

Moving a little more goes a long way when it comes to staying healthy. With research showing how an inactive lifestyle is related to everything from heart disease to cancer to mental health issues, Ca...

Blatchford: Connecting to Business

If you ask Ellie Sasseville what she thinks about Blatchford, you are likely to hear her describe the new sustainable community as an ‘urban metropolis’ and ‘game-changing development’. As the...

Blatchford: Connecting to NAIT’s future

Students in NAIT’s Alternative Energy Technology program have a clear view of Blatchford. The program’s classroom and laboratory, located in the NAIT Centre for Sustainable Energy Technology, bord...

Blatchford: Building green from the ground up

What will it take to achieve environmental sustainability? Since 1992, Carbon Busters has been working with communities and cities to find out. As specialists in reducing the environmental footprint o...

Blatchford: Connecting to Edmonton’s Future

A piece of raw land the size of 362 football fields located minutes from a major city’s downtown core doesn’t come along very often. That’s why the City of Edmonton is in an enviable position wh...

Blatchford: Connecting Communities

Victor Dorian has made knowing about Blatchford a priority. As a long-time resident of Prince Rupert, Victor lives in one of the closest neighbourhoods to the site where the Blatchford community is be...

Blatchford Redefines Urban Living in Edmonton

In 2010, City Council set a vision for the redevelopment of the former airport lands. They envisioned building a leading sustainable community in the heart of the city where up to 30,000 Edmontonians ...

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