Municipal Powers, Land Use Planning, and the Environment: Understanding the Public’s Role
Municipalities exercise a broad range of powers that have significant impacts on the environment. This report examines the emerging role of Alberta’s municipalities in environmental regulation and the widening scope of municipal authority to respond to local environmental concerns. The report also provides a specific, detailed explanation of the municipal land use planning process, and a guide to opportunities for public involvement in land use planning and other municipal processes. Written for the general public, the report provides a wealth of practical guidance for individuals and groups seeking to influence how our municipalities manage growth and address environmental concerns.