Sustainable Development is a forward-looking organization that plans, promotes and advocates change that moves this city towards the Edmonton envisioned by the citizens we serve.
The work of this Department concentrates on planning and executing for the development needs of today and the future.
With one of Canada's strongest economies, Edmonton's urban growth and expanding economic opportunities will establish Edmonton as a top-tier city. Working with regional partners on planned and sustainable development will ensure the Capital Region remains a top destination for investment.
The operations of Sustainable Development are based on its commitment to:
- Plan, resource and execute to meet the corporate goals related to The Way Ahead, including the implementation of The Way We Grow and The Way We Green, and the development of The Way We Prosper;
- Meet legislative and legal obligations for land development regulations, neighbourhood and area planning, construction safety and business licensing; and
- Provide responsive and responsible services to customers.
Sustainable Development was reorganized in 2011 and is now comprised of four branches and is also accountable for Transformational Projects.
The Current Planning Branch helps the City of Edmonton to realize its vision of safe, healthy, attractive, vibrant and sustainable communities.
The branch is responsible for ensuring land is developed according to city bylaw regulations, buildings are constructed to recognized safety standards and businesses operate with the correct licences.
The branch helps the public by processing building and development permit applications and providing advice and information on planning processes.
The Housing and Economic Sustainability Branch is a strong advocate for the development and maintenance of safe and affordable housing and communities for Edmontonians both today and tomorrow. The Branch also advances economic development strategies to support Council’s Vision for a vibrant and inclusive city that attracts investment, ensuring ongoing sustainability and success.
This Branch works with City Council in developing the growth and environmental vision for the City of Edmonton. These strategic policy frameworks that will influence the way Edmonton looks, feels, operates and interacts within its city-centred region 30 years from now and beyond.
Branch activities include: corporate land use and environmental policy, area plans, city wide and area specific guidelines and programs, undertakes urban design projects and reviews, evaluates and develops plans for parkland and the integration of biodiversity throughout the city.
Corporate Properties conducts the City’s land development activities and manages the Corporate real estate portfolio, which includes developed properties such as City Hall and Century Place and redevelopment projects like Station Pointe and the Blatchford Redevelopment, and greenfield development such as Goodridge Corner. The Branch is responsible for the timely acquisition of land for capital projects, land inventory management and leasing and property sales.
For more information:
Current Planning Service Centre
5th floor, 10250 - 101 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3P4
Hours of Operation:Monday to Friday
8am to 4:30pm
In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311