Evolving Infill

Insight Community Survey Results

Evolving Infill was one of several topics in Part 1 of the April 2017 Mixed Topic Insight Community Survey. The survey was open from April 11 - 18, 2017.
At the time the survey was launched, survey invitations were sent to 6,762 Insight Community members.
A total of 1,573 respondents completed the survey:
  • 1,564 members (or 23% of the invited Insight Community members).
  • 9 other individuals who accessed the survey via a link.  No demographic information was gathered for these 9 individuals.
To view the survey questions, click on the following link:

Question 1:

Respondents were asked to select all that apply to the following question:
"What do you think are the most important topics to discuss in Evolving Infill? "
  • Low scale infill contexts (single family homes, secondary suites, duplexes)?         
  • Medium scale infill contexts (Townhouses or Row Houses, Walk­-up apartments)
  • High scale infill contexts (Transit nodes or towers over 15 stories)
  • A Laneway Suites strategy                                                  
  • Conditions that support great infill
  • What the City's role in infill is
  • Housing diversity
  • I’d like to talk about… (fill in the blank)
  • I don't think infill is an important issue

Question 2:

Respondents were asked to rate, on a scale of 1 to 5 or "don't know" to the following:
"The level of importance of the following infill statements."
  • Balanced city growth patterns “up, in and out”
  • Environmental sustainability                               
  • Supporting new infrastructure investments like LRT
  • Make best use of existing infrastructure like parks and drainage
  • Increasing housing choice and diversity to support a range of households and families
  • Accommodating new Edmontonians as the city grows                                                                                    
  • Implementin g policy like the Municipal Development Plan
  • Densifying neighbourhoods                                      
  • Increasing City tax base

Question 3:

Definitions of core Neighbourhoods, Mature Neighbourhoods and Established Neighbourhoods were given. Respondents were asked to select all that apply to the following statement:
"When you think of residential infill and the relative affordability of homes in core, mature and established neighbourhoods, are you thinking mostly of homes that are:"
  • Rented
  • Owned
  • Government subsidized or supported
  • Other (please specify)

Question 4:

The definition of housing affordability is that housing costs not exceed 30% of a household’s annual income. Respondents were asked to select one response only to the following:
"Generally speaking, do you feel that housing is relatively affordable in Edmonton?"

Question 5:

Respondents were asked to select one response only to the following:
"Generally speaking, do you feel that the neighbourhood you live in now is relatively affordable?"

Question 6:

Respondents were asked to select one response only to the following:
"Do you currently rent or own the property you are living in? Note: Free form text responses are not published."

Question 7:

Respondents were asked to select all that apply to the following:
"Why did you choose the home that you live in now?"
  • Cost
  • Neighbourhood Feel
  • Walkable or bikeable neighbourhood
  • Access to public transit
  • Access to major roads and freeways               
  • Features of the home, such as size, number of bedrooms, design and layout.
  • Proximity to work
  • Proximity to school
  • Proximity to amenities, like parks, recreation centres, grocery stores
  • Proximity to family and/or friends                  
  • A garage
  • Parking
  • Neighbourhood safety
  • Other

Question 7a:

Respondents were asked to select one response only to the following:
"Of the factors you chose previously, which one was the most important when choosing the home you live in now?"
Note: Free form text responses are not published

Question 8:

Respondents were asked to select all that apply to the following:
"Throughout your entire life, what forms of housing have you lived in?"
  • Single family house
  • Apartment
  • Duplex/side-by-side
  • Triplex or fourplex
  • Basement or secondary suite
  • Garage or garden suite
  • Walk-up apartment
  • High rise apartment
  • Townhouse or row house
  • Tiny house
  • Trailer
  • Other (please specify)
  • None of the above

Question 9:

Respondents were asked to select all that apply to the following:
"In the future what forms of housing do you think you might live in?"
  • Single family home
  • Apartment
  • Duplex / side-by-side
  • Triplex or fourplex
  • Basement or secondary suite
  • Garage or garden suite
  • Walk-up apartment
  • High rise apartment
  • Townhouse or row house
  • Tiny house
  • Trailer
  • Other (please specify)
  • None of the above

Question 10:

Respondents were asked to select one response only to the following:
"Would you like to use a map to show us where in the future you might live within the city?"