Comprehensive Guide for Municipal Sustainability Planning


The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association published the Comprehensive Guide for Municipal Sustainability Planning which could be used by any community undertaking their Integrated Community Sustainability Plan. The guidebook provides information on five phases of sustainability planning:

  • structuring the process;
  • creating a shared understanding of sustainable community success;
  • determining and analyzing strategy areas for success;
  • action planning; and
  • ongoing implementation and monitoring.

It also includes a number of tools that municipalities might find helpful as they embark on Integrated Community Sustainability Planning.

The guidebook can be found here.


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