August 2013

Found 4 blog entries for August 2013.


1) TRANSFORM EDMONTON'S URBAN FORM
Blatchford will increase density
and take advantage of existing infrastructure.
It also will help nearby mature neighbourhoods remain strong and vibrant.
It will become a model that can shape future developments.

2) SHIFT EDMONTON'S TRANSPORTATION MODES 
Blatchford will offer area residents convenient LRT and transit service,
and will promote other alternatives such as walking and cycling.

3) PRESERVE AND SUSTAIN EDMONTON'S ENVIRONMENT
Blatchford will be sustainable and resilient
by reducing the ecological footprint of the community and its residents.

4) IMPROVE EDMONTON'S LIVABILITY
Blatchford will encourage residents to live active, healthy lifestyles,
in a community which is safe and offers many recreational

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CLIMATE RESPONSIVE DESIGN
Hills and landscapes will be designed to minimise wind impact.
Buildings will be designed to optimise solar access.

GREEN BUILDINGS
Buildings will be constructed to use less heat, power and water.
Could use high performance glazing/facades, green roofs, passive design.

CARBON EMISSIONS
Goal is carbon neutral by using renewable heat and power.
Walking or using transit reduces emissions, as does green buildings.
Right now, Edmontonians produce an estimated 24 tons of CO2 per person.
Goal for Blatchford is 4 tons of CO2 per person.

DISTRICT HEAT AND POWER
Blatchford could include a district heat and power plant that would use renewable sources
for energy, such as biomass or geothermal heat.

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
Large stormwater

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SOCIALLY  it will promote residents to lead healthy lifestyles, and build a sense of community
                   by offering attractive, welcoming and safe public spaces to convene.

ECONOMICALLY  it will be designed as a mixed-use community
                               so there will be 10,000-12,000 jobs on site.
                               The design also balances costs and benefits, offering amenities
                               which contribute to a high quality of life,
                               but while ensuring that the cost of the homes is available for all
                               and not just an exclusive few.

ECOLOGICALLY    it will be designed to reduce our daily impact on the environment
                            

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With the New Blatchford Community on the old City Centre Airport
which will be home to up to 30,000 Edmontonians 
living, working and learning in a sustainable community 
which uses 100 per cent renewable energy, is carbon neutral, 
significantly reduces its ecological footprint, 
and empowers residents to pursue a range of sustainable lifestyle choices
making Edmonton again a leader in 22nd Century living

          

Meet Blatchford...a walkable, transit-oriented, and sustainable community.
Featuring homes for all stages of life, a great city park,
and opportunities to shop, dine, and work,

It is bordered by Yellowhead Trail to the north,
Kingsway to the South,
121 Street to the West,
106 St to the East at NAIT

The Blatchford area resting on the old City

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