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What is Sustainable Development?

"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs".

Source: World Commission on Environment and Development (Brundtland Commission) Our Common Future (1987), Oxford: Oxford University Press.

The Link between Sustainable Planning and Gas Tax Funds

In May 2005, the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta signed an agreement to transfer federal gas tax funds to Alberta municipalities. The 2005 Canada-Alberta agreement includes a requirement that municipalities develop an "Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP)".

Sustainability Plans 

The City of Grande Prairie has followed Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA)'s Municipal Sustainability Plan (MSP) process and developed a long-term Municipal Sustainability Plan for the community. The City also partnered with AUMA and neighbouring municipalities to create a Regional Sustainability Plan

Five Dimensions of Sustainability

The City considers five dimensions when making decisions that affect the future growth and development of the community.

  1. Culture
  2. Economic
  3. Environment
  4. Governance
  5. Social

Related links

See related links for more information on sustainability

Last updated: 6/18/2015 8:54:50 AM