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CSCE Web Presentation: Prairie Sky Gondola


Date: November 19, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - ONLINE


Project Profile:

Prairie Sky Gondola is a privately owned company that was born out of the Edmonton Project in March of 2017. With the diligent work of some of Edmonton’s most progressive and ambitious city builders, this lofty idea has continued to gain momentum and is now in Phase Two of project development with the City of Edmonton. The vision is to provide a modern-day urban transportation, river valley activation, and tourism experience that will connect communities and empower city builders.

Urban gondolas are increasingly being developed in other countries to supplement traditional transportation methods. Gondolas have been successfully built in Columbia and Bolivia and have drastically reduced commute times in these cities. This presentation will introduce urban gondola systems and their benefits in regards to energy efficiency, environmental footprint, and cost effectiveness.

The Prairie Sky Gondola in Edmonton is proposed to be the first urban gondola in North America. The gondola will connect the two main entertainment and dining districts in Edmonton, downtown and Whyte Avenue, and create a destination in West Rossdale. PSG, DIALOG, EllisDon, and Doppelmayr, along with other partners, have worked together to develop an alignment that meaningfully connects and enhances the surrounding areas, while minimizing technical risks. Station footprints were developed with machinery and boarding requirements and differing levels of commercial programming. This presentation will discuss the technical scope of work for the project including the development of the alignment, the conceptual design of stations and towers, and the identification of risks and safety requirements.



Jeffrey Hansen-Carlson, MBA, President and CEO | Prairie Sky Gondola

Georg Josi, P.Eng., IngDipl, Ph.D. | DIALOG

Victoria Buffam, E.I.T., MSc. | DIALOG


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