The city of Edmonton wants to get youth involved in the future of our city.
And it’s doing that by visiting students in grades four to six as part of the Infill Design School Program, and asking them to design their very own infill dream home.
Senior planner with the city, Lana Phillips says while some kids drew extravagant infill homes, others were more subdued.
“Some of them, their dream home was the place they lived whether it was you know like a two story or a one story, there was a lot of variability. Almost all of them were sort of a match to their neighbours houses like one, two story’s and some them there was a variety of sort of a more traditional look to some of them, what we would consider more modern colours.”
Phillips says, the program is a spin-off of the city’s first ever infill design competition.
“Really for these guys it’s just a chance to, for them to be a part of the conversation about infill and recognizing that students, children, they’re a part of our community too and have something to offer to the conversation and how we grow as a city.”
Infill is a form of home building that preserves the livability of existing neighbourhoods and has been occurring in Edmonton since 1920.
You can check out drawings students have submitted here.