Welcome to Transforming Edmonton, the City of Edmonton’s official blog.

Here you will find words, pics and video to connect you to the work and the story of the City of Edmonton.

With your trust, the City of Edmonton plans, zones, builds, brings to life and maintains good things that are easy to see—a street, a sidewalk, a trail, a lane, a bridge, a swimming pool, an apartment tower, buses, the LRT, trees, the list goes on…

The City also helps create and protect good things that are, maybe, less easy to see, but just as vital: accessibility, affordability, community, belonging, safe mobility, nature, urban life, environmental sustainability, prosperity, health, financial health, civility and democracy.

Transforming Edmonton tells the story of how the City of Edmonton anticipates and responds to its environment to serve the million people who live here now, helping to build the kind of city that will soon convince and attract another million to build the meaning of their lives here. A city committed to improving community, the urban network, the regional economy and the environment.

2022 is another year of transformation in Edmonton. The City has a number of big projects on the books, including Valley Line West LRT construction, Vision Zero, the downtown Warehouse Park, the Zoning Bylaw Renewal Initiative and ongoing Truth and Reconciliation work.

These initiatives are complex. They are also part of a more basic story, which is to help make life better here, in Edmonton, now and for the future, now and with the past.

The City of Edmonton exists only because people have decided to create, preserve, live, thrive, belong and maintain access to good things here.

This blog tells those stories.

Thanks for being here.