Neighbourhood Planning

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 ...

Developing an entire city takes a lot of planning

As our city grows, the landscape around us is changing. Land is being developed and new buildings are being constructed to support citizens, business and industry. So how exactly does all that land ge...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Edmonton’s Infill Roadmap – where we travelled and what comes next

Road trips are exciting! No matter how well you plan your route, there will always be unexpected detours and can’t-miss viewpoints along the way. It’s no different with Edmonton’s Infill Roadmap...

Building a Great City

Have you ever passed by a residential construction site and wondered if your neighbourhood has as much construction as other neighbourhoods?  Have you wondered if “that” neighbourhood really is a...

Exciting, innovative change for Jasper Place!

Anne Stevenson, a principal planner with the City of Edmonton, has spent the last two-and-a-half years with her team developing the Jasper Place Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) – a detailed 105-pa...

Revised Rules Encourage More Creative Housing Design

Walkout basements, 9’ ceilings and drive-under garages are immensely popular in Edmonton. Chances are you know someone with one or more of these features in their homes yourself! Until recently, the...

How Green Is Your House?

You’ve heard all about the new development invigorating Edmonton’s downtown, but did you know that there are innovative developments happening all over the city? Sharon Swischook, Property Sales O...

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...

Innovative process points to high-quality future suburban communities

City planners are changing public perception of their profession by trying non-traditional approaches to encourage vibrant, liveable neighbourhoods. Mention the subject to Barnali Banerjee and Kalen A...

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