City of Edmonton

The City of Edmonton’s Sustainable Development department used FME to assign redevelopment potential factors to parcels within the 104 Avenue Corridor as part of the Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP).

Without prior knowledge of FME, one staff member used the pre-built tools in FME to design repeatable workflows that collect and analyze parcel data, identify potential spots for redevelopment, and create zones specific to those areas. The conditions analysis was performed on land use, existing zoning, building ages, residential tenure, existing dwelling counts and residential density, tax assessed values, and commercial square footage. Each parcel’s development potential was then measured using numeric analysis.

The results provided intelligence for decision making by outputting maps of each analysis factor and assigning a redevelopment potential factor for each parcel. FME will also be used for the next phase, which involves creating and testing zones to see how they affect the surrounding area.

The City of Edmonton is the 6th largest city in Canada, and the capital of the province of Alberta.

“Anyone who has not dipped their toe into the FME pond should do it!! Jump right in with two feet, even if the water is over your head... it will be a ton of fun.” -- Iris Boettcher, City of Edmonton