Edmonton Downtown Public Places Plan

Client City of Edmonton
Location Edmonton | Alberta | Canada

Edmonton’s Downtown Core is rapidly transforming New investments, such as the recently refurbished Legislature Grounds, Ice District and LRT Valley Line, are attracting high-density and mixed-use developments, including residential apartments and office facilities. Despite recent investments, the total amount of both municipal parks and other publicly-accessible open space within Downtown is limited. Residential populations are expected to more than double by 2030, making increases in the amount, quality, functionality and connectivity of open space increasingly important. 

O2 was invited by the City of Edmonton to develop new strategies for providing open spaces and improving the public realm to meet the needs of a growing residential population, attract families, and support a vibrant downtown. The project will direct the implementation of the Capital City Downtown Plan, as it pertains to parks and open spaces. 

The Edmonton Downtown Public Places Plan will meet community needs and desires to create a sustainable, vibrant, well designed and accessible Downtown through its public places.