Our industry is constantly being tasked with achieving targets. Targets on how we build and develop land, targets on population density, targets on timelines, targets for policies and codes, targets on targets on targets.

With a lot of expertise, strategy and hard work, some of these targets are achievable. However, many of the targets that are set out for us are inconceivable and unrealistic.

At the FREE BILD Industry Information Forum, we will be discussing three topics that all have targets associated with them. These topics are regional planning alignment and how it will impact the industry, density goals and targets set for 2039 and beyond, and targets to maintain a sustainable association.

Regional Planning Alignment

The Calgary Metropolitan Region Board (CMRB)’s provincial level target is focused on alliance and collaboration, aimed at aligning the regional municipalities in growth, development and service activities. The CMRB consists of 10 Calgary Region municipalities that are tasked with working together to accomplish the following three main targets by January 1, 2012:

  1. Create a regulation to establish a growth or land use plan
  2. Create a regional servicing plan that validates the fulfillment of the growth plan
  3. Create a regional evaluation framework

The CMRB is an exciting concept that fosters a lot of potential for our industry and the municipalities. However, the targets set out seem like an awful lot of work to fit in to two and half years. BILD Calgary Region and a panel of experts will discuss this topic in further detail, including the barriers, opportunities and risks, and what it could mean for your business in the future.

 

Density Goals