Jason Pfeifer is an interdisciplinary designer and photographer with a background in architectural and communication design. He is specifically interested in design decisions that are made (or aren’t made) and the profound effect they can have on outcomes in communities.

He’s a graduate of UBC’s Environmental Design program in the school of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and holds a diploma in Digital and Interactive Media Design.

Breaking the Grid: Edmonton’s City Beautiful Plan

Until around the mid-twentieth century, almost all subdivision plans for Edmonton were conceived as a traditional grid of streets and... Read More

Two New Edmonton Interactive Building Age Maps

In the past 24 hours not one but two interesting online interactive maps have been published to explore the age of the city’s... Read More

The Edmonton Streetcar & Its Urban Form: Part 2

Some time ago now, I wrote Part 1 of The Edmonton Streetcar and its Urban Form. In it I identified that Edmonton’s favourite... Read More

The Edmonton Streetcar and Its Urban Form: Part 1

Jasper Avenue, Whyte Avenue, 124th Street, Alberta Avenue, 95th Street, 97th Street, 109th Street.  What do all of these streets share... Read More

The Scale of Two Cities

Edmonton and Manhattan It’s no secret that Edmonton has a reputation for low density development.  There is a lot of... Read More