Draft Regional Growth Plan - Have Your Say!

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The ten municipalities in the Calgary Metro Region are working together to develop a long-term plan for managed, sustainable growth in the region. In 2020, nearly 5,000 community members took the time to learn more about the growth planning process and share their views through two phases of public engagement.


Check out the "What We Heard Report" for a summary of the Phase 2 engagement process that took place last November, and click here to access the report from Phase 1. The Board wanted input from the public as one stream of information to use when making their final decision on the plan.


As municipalities continue to grow, urban and rural development areas are converging and boundaries between municipalities have become blurred. As the region adds another million people, greater cooperation among all the municipalities that make up the Calgary Metro Region (CMR) will be needed to create a resilient and globally competitive region.

It is intended that the draft regional growth plan will result in the following benefits for the Calgary Metro Region, when compared against a “business as usual” scenario:


In order to achieve these benefits of regional planning, we’ll have to manage growth differently than we have in the past. The key features of the draft plan include Preferred Placetypes and Preferred Growth Areas. The draft plan says that new development will only happen in prescribed areas rather than happening in an ad hoc way, with the exception of local employment areas and small subdivisions. In this third phase of public engagement, we’re asking you how comfortable you are with these key elements of the draft plan.


We want to know how comfortable you are with doing things differently so that together, we can achieve better outcomes for the long term sustainability of our region. Public input is an important consideration for the Board in determining how to move forward together, so please take the time to share your thoughts today!


Please take some time to review the draft Regional Growth Plan and visit the FAQ for more information. Share your views by responding to the survey, quick polls, and discussion forum below. If you missed our open house on March 30, you can watch the recording to learn more, and check out the responses to the questions received during that session.


Don’t forget to sign the guestbook to tell us what part of the region you’re from.


In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Stoney Nakoda Nations (Chiniki, Wesley, Bearspaw), the Métis Nation of Alberta (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

The ten municipalities in the Calgary Metro Region are working together to develop a long-term plan for managed, sustainable growth in the region. In 2020, nearly 5,000 community members took the time to learn more about the growth planning process and share their views through two phases of public engagement.


Check out the "What We Heard Report" for a summary of the Phase 2 engagement process that took place last November, and click here to access the report from Phase 1. The Board wanted input from the public as one stream of information to use when making their final decision on the plan.


As municipalities continue to grow, urban and rural development areas are converging and boundaries between municipalities have become blurred. As the region adds another million people, greater cooperation among all the municipalities that make up the Calgary Metro Region (CMR) will be needed to create a resilient and globally competitive region.

It is intended that the draft regional growth plan will result in the following benefits for the Calgary Metro Region, when compared against a “business as usual” scenario:


In order to achieve these benefits of regional planning, we’ll have to manage growth differently than we have in the past. The key features of the draft plan include Preferred Placetypes and Preferred Growth Areas. The draft plan says that new development will only happen in prescribed areas rather than happening in an ad hoc way, with the exception of local employment areas and small subdivisions. In this third phase of public engagement, we’re asking you how comfortable you are with these key elements of the draft plan.


We want to know how comfortable you are with doing things differently so that together, we can achieve better outcomes for the long term sustainability of our region. Public input is an important consideration for the Board in determining how to move forward together, so please take the time to share your thoughts today!


Please take some time to review the draft Regional Growth Plan and visit the FAQ for more information. Share your views by responding to the survey, quick polls, and discussion forum below. If you missed our open house on March 30, you can watch the recording to learn more, and check out the responses to the questions received during that session.


Don’t forget to sign the guestbook to tell us what part of the region you’re from.


In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Stoney Nakoda Nations (Chiniki, Wesley, Bearspaw), the Métis Nation of Alberta (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.