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An Airport Transformed

Five international design teams released their ideas this week for redeveloping Edmonton's City Centre Airport into a dense, energy-efficient neighborhood. Green roofs, canals, ice rinks and geothermal heating all come into play.

The city set a goal of zero-net greenhouse gas emissions, even while adding 34,000 jobs, shops and housing for 30,000 residents. Proximity to transit is key in all the proposals, and a high-speed rail link to the new neighborhood could be in the cards in the future.

This video shows footage of the proposal presentation last week (after a commercial):

Thanks to Tom Young

Full Story: Proposals vie to transform Edmonton City Centre Airport site

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