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The Basics of Municipal Planning and Development Law

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University of Calgary, Faculty of Law

Murray Fraser Hall, Room 3340

2878 University Way NW

Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

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The Basics of Municipal Planning and Development Law

This course is about municipal planning and development law to help lawyers, planners, municipal administrators and professionals in other fields to understand the complexities of the current municipal policy and regulatory system. Municipal planning and development practice requires knowledge of the interconnectedness of many provincial policies, laws, regulations, codes of practice and best management practice guidelines. Recent amendments to the Municipal Government Act have introduced new voluntary and mandatory institutional arrangements to manage growth, and through intermunicipal planning and collaboration to develop, maintain and fund intermunicipal services and facilities. These new provisions also require land use planning and development practices to comply with a number of provincial regional land use outcomes.

The course provides basic knowledge to participants, along with how the knowledge might be applied in certain planning and development scenarios. Course materials will be provided by the Canadian Institute of Resources Law. In addition, each participant will be required to purchase or download a copy of the Municipal Government Act through the Queen’s Printer, at http://www.qp.alberta.ca. Participants should bring laptops.

Course Outline

Each of the topics listed below will be introduced and participants will be asked to address a real life land-use problem in the Calgary Metropolitan Region where knowledge of Part 17 of the MGA might need to be applied to resolve the issue.

Definitions

Purpose of Part 17 of the MGA

Institutional arrangements under Part 17, exemptions from application

Statutory plans

Land use bylaw

Development permits

Subdivision approvals

Subdivision and Development Regulation

(If time permits) Effect of regional land use plan regulation

Participant project work and reporting of solutions

Required materials:

Municipal Government Act and Subdivision and Development Regulation. Both are available from Alberta Queen's Printer http://www.qp.alberta.ca/

Understanding Land Use in Alberta:

https://landuse.alberta.ca/LandUse%20Documents/Understanding%20Land%20Use%20in%20Alberta%20-%202007-04.pdf

Links to additional materials found online will be provided during class.

Dr. Judy Stewart will instruct the course. Dr. Judy Stewart has over 25 years of experience working in municipal planning and development as a town councillor and mayor, and as a lawyer in both private and municipal practice.

Should there be insufficient registration for the seminar; the Institute reserves the right to cancel the seminar prior to the seminar date. The Institute reserves the right to cancel any seminar or substitute instructors at its discretion. A full refund will be provided if the Institute cancels.

We kindly remind you to bring your own lunch for the break.


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University of Calgary, Faculty of Law

Murray Fraser Hall, Room 3340

2878 University Way NW

Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

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