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Emergency management and disaster response

Municipal governments play a central role in emergency management. Although the federal and provincial governments actively engage in emergency planning, operational measures to address emergencies and their impacts are implemented locally. Local officials are often the first to respond to emergencies—which means that municipalities must have plans and resources in place to respond effectively to emergencies within their borders.


Sustainable transportation systems contribute to the economic, environmental, social and cultural health of communities. They increase mobility, connecting people and driving economic growth while also reducing environmental impact.

The following links include resources that can help municipalities make their transportation systems more sustainable and more conducive to a variety of users. Although this isn’t an exhaustive list of resources, it’s a good starting point for municipalities interested in taking action:

Asset management

All Alberta municipalities own, operate and maintain various infrastructure assets—each with a defined service life. Service life is the length of time an asset provides an acceptable level of quality, quantity, reliability, cost and responsiveness. Municipalities must ensure the full service life is attained, and that maintenance, rehabilitation and/or the replacement of assets are cost-effective. This guide offers a tactical framework to help municipalities address their social, economic and physical needs through the creation and implementation of an asset management plan.


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