The Growth Analysis Unit provides information and analysis to support decision making. Highlights of our work are provided below and larger data sets are available through Open Data.
The Way We Grow
Take a look at The Way We Grow Progress Measures Snapshots.
The Way We Grow is the name of the City of Edmonton's Municipal Development Plan. In the Progress Measures Snapshot, progress is measured and detailed to see how the city is achieving the strategic goals set out by "The Way We Grow". Target date for achieving these goals is 2018. A more detailed report will be released shortly.
Growth Coordination Strategy
Take a look at the Growth Modelling Framework.
The goal of the Growth Strategy is to improve how City Administration supports, monitors, and reports Edmonton’s growth and change and the impacts of such. One of the outcomes under the Growth Strategy is to develop and provide new analytical tools for staff. A dynamic Growth Modelling Framework is currently under development and will be used to project future growth and its impact, will improve the quality of data used to guide funding decision and growth policies and priorities.
Infill Related Activity
What is Infill? There are different types of Infill Development. Residential infill, simply put, is the development of new housing in established (this includes core, mature and established neighbourhoods in Edmonton) neighbourhoods. This new housing may include secondary suites, garage suites, duplexes, semi-detached and detached houses, row houses, apartments, and other residential and mixed-use buildings.
If you are looking for information on a City-wide level that includes our Developing Neighbourhoods, please go to our Who We Are and Where we Live and our City Wide Land Use sections below.
Mature Neighbourhood Reinvestment Report
This report is an annual publication that analyzes residential building permits granted within Edmonton’s mature neighbourhoods.
Vacant Land Inventory
These detailed reports and inventories are the first of their kind in Edmonton. In future years they will provide the foundation to analyze trends in vacant land absorption.
Snapshot documents provide the general audience with quick, accurate and easy to understand information. These snapshots are most often prepared annually.Our Infill Snapshots provide specifics on the types of permits issued in central, mature and established neighbourhoods, rather than developing areas.
City Wide Land Use
Edmonton's development is diverse with many types of land uses throughout the city, including:
Take a look at our General Zoning Categories Map to see how our different land use zones are dispersed in the City.
Land use is regulated through zoning, which helps determine the type of development for different areas of land. Land development also requires the preparation of Area Structure Plans and Neighbourhood Structure Plans.
The reports in this section focus on Vacant Lands, Land Supply, Zoning, Density and Housing Starts at a City wide level.
Who We Are and Where We Live
Edmonton's population is young and diverse. There's a mix of people who have been here a long time, and new residents ready to call Edmonton home.
The growth of the City continues to be supported by strong net migration and natural increase as people move here to establish their young families. Did you know that a neighbourhood has a life cycle?
Data from this section is sourced from and the City of Edmonton. The next Federal (Statistics Canada) census is scheduled for 2016. For more information on the next municipal election, view the Municipal Census.
Density in the City
This spreadsheet and map considers the relationship between density and residential built form.
Statistics Canada monitors population change country-wide and provides updates to their data at different times of the year. The following reports highlight and discuss population change and household change, respectively. For more information on how Statistics Canada tracks, monitors and reports population and demography please go to .
Re-imagining shared spaces in our city.
Learn about Edmonton's plans for the next 30 years.
Infill is important to building a sustainable city.
Developing innovative and data-driven solutions through current trends and technology.
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