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Municipal Planning Hub

Welcome to the AUMA Municipal Planning hub.

The hub has been developed to provide members with a basic understanding of land use planning in Alberta. The material is divided into four main parts:

  • An overview of proposed planning related amendments to the Municipal Government Act (MGA)
  • A discussion of the purposes of planning and a brief overview of the history of planning.
  • A review of legislation, the hierarchy of plans and roles and responsibilities.
  • Information on planning issues, trends and best practices.

Links to additional resources are provided here. Key AUMA policy positions on planning are presented at various points in the hub.

While the hub document can be downloaded and read as a whole, it is designed for quick access by clicking on key terms that will link directly to that segment of the hub. In this way members can use the hub to provide a quick refresh when planning issues are under consideration.

The hub is intended to be a continuously evolving project. New material will be added as issues arise and as new concepts and ideas are identified.

Key Municipal Government Act amendments affecting planning