In the simplest terms, planning is the practice of guiding growth and development to achieve a vision of a desired future state. While land use planning can at first seem like a straightforward, confined process involving technicalities and minutiae like setback requirements and height limits down to the centimetre, it in fact relates intrinsically to the wider goals of a community - be they environmental, economic, social, cultural or otherwise.
From advocating on evolving legislation to well-managed boards, we take a structured and strategic approach to change.
Scroll through the categories below to learn more about our Goverance-related Programs & Initiatives.
Key Municipal Government Act amendments affecting planning
Updated December 2017
A key initiative for AUMA is to provide input on amendments to the Municipal Government Act (MGA), as it provides the foundation for the way that municipalities plan, govern, and pay for services for their residents.
Welcome to the AUMA Municipal Planning hub.
The hub has been developed to provide members with a basic understanding of land use planning in Alberta. The material is divided into four main parts:
The purpose of the property assessment and taxation hub is to provide a high-level learning resource for elected officials and municipal administrators who want to understand the responsibilities, methods and approach to assess and tax property in Alberta. In many cases, the property assessment and taxation system can be quite complex, and where this hub does not provide sufficient information, you are encouraged to contact Municipal Affairs or your local assessor for complete details.