Urban Planning

Lean Mean Watering Machines

A project like the new Downtown Bike Network is a great win for Edmonton. It gives residents a convenient, safe and eco-friendly way to commute, and to boot, it’s a pretty addition to downtown ̵...

Revitalizing Stony Plain Road

Edmonton has no shortage of destination hot spots and one such example can be found in the Stony Plain Road Business Improvement Area (BIA). The area is becoming a cultural and family friendly area wh...

You’ve never seen Jasper Avenue like this before

From mid-July to October, you’ll have the chance to try out the new plan for Jasper Avenue, 109 Street to 124 Street, before it begins being constructed in 2019. Beginning July 15th, the Experience ...

2017 is the year of the Quarters Downtown!

It’s only March, but it has already been a fantastic year for the Quarters Downtown. Here’s a quick snapshot of what’s been happening. Glow Lantern Parade Magical prehistoric sea creatures swam ...

Building diverse and inclusive communities through affordable housing

Edmonton is one of Canada’s fastest growing cities, growing by 21% or 135,000 over the past decade. With that growth, Edmonton has become more culturally and ethnically diverse than at any point in ...

More Parking Choices Coming to a Neighbourhood Near You

We’ve all received those coupons for 2-for-1 deals, on everything from pizza to movie passes. The City is now introducing their own version of the deal for how you choose to use your property. Curre...

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...

Imagine Jasper Avenue: Past, Present, Future

Jasper Avenue has been recognized as Edmonton’s Main street for over a hundred years, and holds a unique and interesting history, tied to the evolution and growth of western Canada. Jasper Avenu...

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...

What’s in a tree? New landscaping rules for homeowners take root in Edmonton

What has that tree done for you lately? The answer is, a lot. When you think of some of Edmonton’s best neighbourhoods, what characteristics come to mind? The road, the sidewalk, the different house...

When Rogers Place Opens…the Downtown Community Arena

The northeast corner of Rogers Place is home to a new community gem – the Downtown Community Arena. Though it’s a smaller structure, it will have a mighty impact on the area. Between 2001 and ...

When Rogers Place opens…Traffic Downtown

It’s a phrase you’ll hear often over the next few months: plan ahead and give yourself extra time. Downtown is becoming a destination – not just for events at Rogers Place, but also for the ...

Neighbourhood Lifecycles

The lifespan of a community is a constant cycle of growth and change for both its infrastructure and its residents. Neighbourhoods are not static – all communities progress through lifecycles, w...

Variances: balancing development needs with zoning regulations

Edmonton’s variety of terrain – from flat prairies to the steep river valley – means that not every property in the city is the same. Accommodating the unique features of each property s...

Supporting Edmonton’s Mature Neighbourhoods Through Change

All communities progress through life cycles, where the population changes and character evolves. This natural evolution presents an opportunity to rejuvenate mature and established neighbourhoods to ...

When Rogers Place Opens…Parking Downtown

While it’s true that a lot of new parking spaces aren’t being built as part of Rogers Place, there’s a very simple reason why. It didn’t need it. That is because there will be more than 18,000...

What is Zoning?

You may have heard of development tools such as zoning and overlays, but do you know how they help shape our city? Zoning is the main tool the City uses to help balance growth and create sustainable c...

Downtown Walks the Talk

Inspired by the Streets for People Walkability Symposium and free public lecture taking place later this month, we’re taking a closer look at what makes Downtown walkable. What makes a street enjoya...

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