Neighbourhood Planning

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...

Time to Celebrate Edmonton’s City Planners!

Sometimes it’s hard to get excited about urban planning. Even though it affects Edmontonians everyday, when done well, you don’t even notice the hard work that goes into planning. The best design,...

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...

A First Place for Every Stage

A lot has changed since Janna Plewes moved into her brand-new First Place home in Caernarvon in late 2013. For one thing, Janna got married, right in her new living room. “Afterwards, we went for ph...

One Year Later: Designing Great New Neighbourhoods

Last year, at just about this time (May 22, 2013 – to be exact), Council approved the “Designing New Neighbourhoods” policy, which supports the design of great new neighbourhoods in Edmonton’s...

First Place Program is First Class

Breaking into the housing market in a city like Edmonton can be difficult. The City’s First Place Home Ownership Program provides a helping hand. Recently, a number of City employees had a chance to...

Leading the way with innovative design for streets and new neighbourhoods

Written by: Kalen Anderson, Senior Planner, Urban Planning and Environment & Stephanie McCabe, General Supervisor, Transportation Planning As our city continues to grow, change and become increasi...

Designing Streets and New Neighbourhoods

By: Kalen Anderson, Senior Planner, Urban Planning and Environment & Stephanie McCabe, General Supervisor, Transportation Planning   This last year has been an exciting and productive one for...

Public Open House: Ideas Flowing In

Public consultation is now underway! Lots of great ideas and feedback are flowing in on the vision for great new neighbourhoods presented in the draft Designing New Neighbourhoods document. The projec...

Designing City Streets: Another Chance to Get Involved

Last week, our team met with about 100 Edmontonians. We had very interesting discussions about design possibilities for our new and existing streets. People appreciate that we are introducing a more f...

A Vision for Great New Neighbourhoods

We are very excited to be starting public consultation on the vision for Edmonton’s great new neighbourhoods today! An online dialogue has begun and I hope you’ll take part to share your f...

How Will the City Design New Neighbourhoods?

2012 was a busy year for Designing New Neighbourhoods, and we’re gearing up for a couple more busy months in 2013 to complete the project!  In May 2012 we asked Edmontonians to tell us what they th...

How Will the City Design Streets?

If you close your eyes one moment and imagine your ideal neighbourhood, what do you see? What about the different streets? How do they look? How are people using them? What makes them vibrant? As Edmo...

Oxford lot draw showcased support for a sustainable Edmonton

Being green doesn’t always mean being popular. But the success of a recent lot draw to sell 43 City-owned lots in a new Edmonton neighbourhood gives us plenty of reason to believe that our citizens ...

Testing your ideas on transit oriented development in McKernan/Belgravia

The McKernan/Belgravia TOD project team has been busy collecting, analyzing and synthesizing feedback we’ve received over the last few months on design options for the McKernan/Belgravia station...

Big Ideas for Great New Neighbourhoods

Fifteen ‘Big Ideas’ emerged from last month’s online discussion about the building blocks of great new neighbourhoods.   A ‘Big Thank You’ to everyone who joined in the conversation and sh...

Reviewing Your Big Ideas for New Neighbourhoods

The project team is combing through your feedback now and will post the “big ideas” on June 4, 2012 on the project’s website. The feedback will be shared with the project’s Design Team, who ar...

Great Ideas on New Neighbourhoods are Flowing in

Tell us what you think the building blocks of Edmonton’s great new neighbourhoods are! Have you checked out the Designing New Neighbourhoods project website yet? If not, come on over and take a look...

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