Regional planning as a tool for urban biodiversity

Regional planning as a tool for urban biodiversity

2018 paper explores legislative frameworks for urban biodiversity A home for wildlife does not often make a good home for humans. This is the (overly simplified) foundation for the challenge of biodiversity in urban areas. Biodiversity management falls to all levels...
Looking past the compliance deadline

Looking past the compliance deadline

The next steps for Lower Athabasca municipalities after the compliance declaration As the first regional plan developed and implemented in Alberta, the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan has pioneered the way for the province. It also serves as an indicator for what the...
The boom and bust of regional planning

The boom and bust of regional planning

Detailed history of land use planning in Alberta Regional planning is founded on dreaming of what can be achieved in the future and then setting out the steps to get there. It is an optimistic vision – which is typically created in optimistic times. And during periods...
Taking advantage of draft regional plans

Taking advantage of draft regional plans

Beaumont prepares for draft North Saskatchewan Regional Plan The North Saskatchewan region is eagerly awaiting the next steps in the development of their regional plan. When the draft plan is released, municipalities can take advantage of consultation opportunities...
Managing and prioritizing conflicting interests

Managing and prioritizing conflicting interests

The County of Newell uses a matrix to both review existing documents and frame discussions to meet the intended goals of the regional plan  With consideration for broad economic, environmental and social outcomes, the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan is far from a...
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