Innovation in Sustainability: Residential Infill

Being driven by the heart and pulse of an urban centre is just one reason people are embracing infill homes. Other reasons, such as short commute times, established neighbourhoods with plenty of character and trees, years of history and an eclectic group of neighbours are among others.

As Edmonton grows, mature neighbourhoods need a variety of diverse housing options to meet the changing needs and preferences of our population. Established communities are an integral part of what makes Edmonton so special and are a key factor in attracting new residents to the mature neighbourhoods. Infill breathes life into established neighbourhoods, rejuvenates infrastructure and supports community growth through viable schools and amenities.  

Strong communities have an important role to play to ensure that infill housing supports and revitalizes their neighbourhood. The City of Edmonton has been working on public engagement and implementation plans to increase and improve infill in our city. After several rounds of public engagement, the Infill Roadmap was created to guide future infill related activities and to support an ongoing dialogue about Edmonton’s changing neighbourhoods.

Kelsi and Myke Badry recently moved into an infill home after having enough of long commute times to and from work. Infill was something that worked well for this young family, and closely aligned them to the type of lifestyle they wanted to live.

In the video below, take a peek inside Kelsi and Myke’s home and discover why they are so in love with their neighbourhood, house and new lifestyle.

This video is the fifth and final in our “Innovation in Sustainability” series which ran throughout October. The series showcased Edmontonians sharing their stories about how they are living the City’s “The Way We Green” initiatives. To see all the videos, visit our YouTube playlist.