Land use planning webinar series
AUMA has partnered with the Land Use Secretariat to host a land use planning webinar series to provide the opportunity for municipalities to learn more about and discuss the Land Use Framework and related policies and strategies. Information on upcoming webinars is available on AUMA’s events page.
Recordings of Past Webinars
Pulling in the same direction: Aligning land use decision making
Featuring an update on the status of regional plans, the requirement for municipal compliance with the plans that have been adopted and an overview of efficient use of land principles.
This old plan: Preserving Alberta’s history through land use planning
Featuring an overview of the assistance that the Historic Resources Branch of Alberta Culture can provide to municipalities in identifying potential historic resources when developing Area Structure plans and in meeting municipal obligations set out under the Historical Resources Act and Land Use Framework.
Living history: how municipalities can bring historic resources to life
Featuring information on the opportunities and tools available to municipalities to preserve and protect locally significant historic resources including lessons learned by the City through implementing their award winning Heritage Preservation Program.
To conserve and Protect: Implementing Alberta’s Wetland Policy
Featuring an update on implementation of the policy and how municipalities can support its implementation
Wetlands Why? What? When? Where? Who? How?
Featuring information from the province in response to municipal questions regarding Alberta’s Wetland Policy and the further details on role of municipalities in implementing it.
Planning related organizations
Alberta Land Institute (ALI) is an independent, non-partisan research institute based at the University of Alberta that connects research and policy for better land management.
ALI conducts and funds interdisciplinary academic research on land-use challenges in Alberta and Canada to develop and evaluate alternative policy options that consider social, economic and environmental perspectives.
ALI’s areas of study include municipal development, water, agriculture, and governance.
Regulated Professional Planners
APPI works to support its members so its professional planners can
Cities Region Studies Centre (CRSC)
Research and community development
Discussions on community planning
LSC’s mission is to facilitate stewardship by improving understanding of healthy ecosystems, supporting community stewardship, and strengthening policies that affect resource use.
LSC’s core programs and services include:
|Urban and Regional Planning Program University of Alberta||
|Urban Development Institute (UDI) Alberta||
|Canadian Institute of Planners||
|Federation of Canadian Municipalities- Green Municipal Fund||
Sustainability Planning Resources
|Natural Resources Canada||Climate Change Adaptation Planning
Climate change is rapidly introducing new challenges for municipalities to address, leading to increasing emphasis on preparedness in municipal planning. The Government of Canada has assembled a series of resources for climate change adaptation planning on this website.
|Nova Scotia Ministry of Municipal Affairs||Planning Resources
The Province of Nova Scotia has assembled a list of planning resources that can assist municipalities with geographical information systems, demographic changes, and urban development in rural areas. While this site is tailored for Nova Scotia municipalities, communities in Alberta often face similar issues and may benefit from this information.
|Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs||
Land Use Issues and Trends
|Smart Growth Online||
Smart Growth Clearing House
The clearinghouse is also the virtual home of the Smart Growth Network, a nationally recognized coalition of leadership organizations that have formally endorsed the principles of smart growth.