Client: City of Edmonton

Role: Urban Design, Public Consultation, Design Illustrations, Policy

Year: 2017-2018

Project Description: GSA was part of a multi-disciplinary team of consultants that prepared a comprehensive Urban Design Analysis (UDA) report for the Alberta Avenue neighbourhood. Our team served as the lead urban designer for this project.

Key project tasks included the design and delivery of extensive public consultation initiatives, analysis of various interrelated networks, identification of gaps, opportunities, and focus areas, preparation of an urban design framework, and development of concepts for implementation. Our approach to analysis put a strong emphasis on local issues including traffic, connectivity, lighting, safety, placemaking, and open spaces. Special emphasis was placed on empowering communities and incorporating their input into the preferred concepts.

UDA concepts address:

  • Gaps in the bike network;
  • Unfriendly design of streets for pedestrians; and
  • Gaps in park spaces.

For this project, GSA received an Award of Merit for Urban Design Plans from the City of Edmonton in 2019.