Urban street in Edmonton

Urban design makes our city more functional, attractive and sustainable through the careful arrangement and design of buildings and public spaces.

Urban design is the art of making places that work for people. It is about making connections between people and places through the arrangement and design of buildings. It generally deals with the space around, between and within buildings that are publicly accessible. Urban design is more than just making places look good, it is about creating places and spaces that work for people of all ages and abilities.

The City advocates for and promotes good urban design practices within Edmonton through a number of policies and practices including the development of the Urban Design Framework, principles and guidelines.