Community Visioning – Priddis Millarville Residents Association

 

Community Visioning – Priddis Millarville Residents Association

Communities can struggle to see their vision for the future reflected in local government decisions, largely because it is difficult to articulate. One way to craft this vision is through a facilitated community workshop.

The Issue / Idea

The Priddis Millarville Residents Association (PMRA) needed to articulate a comprehensive vision for their community that they could use to communicate with their municipal council.

The Project

Situated in the scenic foothills of Alberta, and directly south of the city of Calgary, the Priddis Millarville area is experiencing tremendous growth pressure, and has seen an accelerated rate of change over the last several years. This has translated into a more rapid pace of activity, but challenges in understanding what the community is progressing towards, and what are desirable versus undesirable changes.

In this light, the Priddis Millarville Residents Association (PMRA) approached the Miistakis Institute to facilitate a meeting with the local community to articulate the character of the community as they hope to see it 30-50 years (two generations) from now.

The report below presents the results of that visioning exercise, identifying some initial value-based and collective elements of how the community views itself in the future. Although this report is not intended to be a blue print to the future, it does propose further steps (Recommendations) to be taken to create a shared vision for the community amongst the residents of the Priddis Millarville area.


Report: Developing a Community Vision for the Priddis-Millarville Area

 

Organization

This project was undertaken by

The Miistakis Institute

Status

This report was released in

2007

Supporters

Priddis Millarville Residents Association

Conservation Easement Guide for Municipalities

A Conservation Easement Guide for Municipalities

A practical how-to guide for municipalities considering holding conservation easements or establishing a conservation easement program

The Issue / Idea

Municipalities are eligible holders of conservation easements, but have very little information on how – and why – municipalities might go about using this tool.

The Project

To respond to the issue, the Miistakis Institute developed a ‘How To’ guide that informs municipalities about what conservation easements are, the municipal considerations for using this tool, details on what a conservation easement includes, and direction on how to create and administer a conservation easement program. The guide also comes with several Alberta-based resources and templates.

The sections of the guide are:

  • The Basics (What is a conservation easement?)
  • Conservation Easements and Municipalities (policy, planning, financial, and special considerations
  • Administration (preparing, creating, and stewarding a conservation easement and/or program)

Municipal Conservation Easement Guide

Municipal Conservation Easement Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet 1
10 Things Municipalities Should Know About CEs
Fact Sheet 2
Comparison of 3 Municipal Conservation Tools
Fact Sheet 3
Conservation Easement Sequence of Events
Fact Sheet 4
Overview of a Municipality’s Potential Costs Related to CEs


Municipal Conservation Easement Program Resources

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Conservation Easement Web Resources

Templates and Drafting Resources

Example Plans and Policies

Provincial Legislation

Support Organizations

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Organization

This project was undertaken by

The Miistakis Institute

Status

This guide was released in

October 2017

Supporters

Max Bell Foundation

Anonymous Foundation