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 thought was important when building a great new neighbourhood, and were very pleased with the response we got.  To share what we heard, we posted the results – called “the Big Ideas” – on the (Designing New Neighbourhoods) website. If you haven’t yet had the chance, check them out at www.edmonton.ca/DesigningNewNeighbourhoods.

Since last spring, the project’s multi-disciplinary Designing New Neighbourhoods (DNN) Design Team has been working hard to prepare a draft document, based on feedback from a range of stakeholders, which will inform the development of great new neighbourhoods.  The result of these efforts is a comprehensive policy approach based on a shared vision for the future that will support the creativity, innovation and flexibility needed to build terrific places for Edmontonians to call home.

Starting on January 29 and running until February 15 the draft document (Designing New Neighbourhoods: Guidelines for Edmonton’s Developing Communities) will be posted on the City’s project webpage. We will be hosting another online dialogue to hear your feedback on the work that has been produced.

In collaboration with the Complete Streets project, the DNN project team will be hosting meetings  to share information and get public feedback.

Meetings

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Time: 4-8 pm
Location: Terwillegar Recreation Centre,2051 Leger Road

Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Time: 4-8 pm
Location: City Hall,1 Sir Winston Churchill Square

Designing New Neighbourhoods and Complete Streets information poster boards will be available in City Hall for viewing from January 31 until February 15, so if you’re in the neighbourhood please come in and take a look!

We really want to hear your feedback on this draft document and are excited to hear what you have to say about the collaborative vision for great new neighbourhoods. We’re always happy to meet fellow Edmontonians in person, so please stop in at Terwillegar or City Hall to say hello and learn more about these key city initiatives.

Stay tuned for the launch of the materials next week!

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Kalen Anderson
Kalen Anderson is the Acting Director of Urban Policy + Analysis in the Urban Planning and Environment Branch.
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