Urban Places

We are a big city getting bigger all the time, composed of distinct communities that come together to create a cohesive whole. As Edmonton’s neighbourhoods increase in density, they become more and more vibrant. People and businesses thrive when they have more housing and mobility options.  
Well-integrated and attractive spaces change how Edmontonians experience our city —they make people want to live, shop, work and play in Edmonton. By planning and building high-quality urban places now, we keep Edmonton’s future growth sustainable and attractive. This is central to Edmonton’s appeal, because no matter how large we are, it always feels more like home when we are part of a community.
Edmonton’s urban places have interesting and diverse activities and events, distinctive and lively culture and transportation options that create a vibrant urban experience in a city that is built to connect people and places. 
Urban Places looks at 3 priority areas:
• Growth and neighbourhood vibrancy
• Housing options
• Urban business


Indicators reflect the extent to which the City’s priorities are being achieved and speak to the direction the City wants to go in.  A trend is the general direction of the indicator and shows either a progression or regression. The indicator’s trend status reflects results for the most recent data point compared to previous results. For some indicators, a time-lag exists and the latest available data is presented.  
Click on a specific indicator to learn more about it and see trends and recent results.

  • Green - positive change in result compared to previous result
  • Orange - minimal change (either positive or negative) or no change compared to previous result
  • Red - negative change in result compared to previous result

Indicator category: Growth and neighbourhood vibrancy

Indicator category: Housing options

Indicator category: Urban business