Conference Presentations

Transforming Business as Usual Through Development Charges – APPI Conference – October 2 to 4


The Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) is just around the corner and this year’s conference is being held at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge from October 2nd to 4th.Lynda Cooke , a Senior Municipal Engineer from our Calgary office will be presenting on October 3. Here is a quick synopsis of the session:

Transforming Business as Usual Through Development Charges

Presenters: Lynda Cooke – Urban Systems, Kathy Dietrich – City of Calgary, Shanie Leugner – City of Regina,
When: October 3, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Lynda Cooke – Senior Municipal Engineer
Both Calgary and Regina conducted extensive and transparent consultation processes to update their development charge policies to fairly allocate costs of growth-related capital infrastructure, and work towards achieving financial sustainability over the long term. At the intersection of land use, infrastructure and finance – the process of updating development charge policies has actually served as a catalyst to transform “business as usual” practices for each municipality in the areas of policy development, stakeholder involvement, and long-term financial planning. Hear about how they did it, the lessons learned, and how you can apply them in your community.

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