In practice, the disciplines of community planning and economic development planning are often integrated, particularly in small urban, rural municipalities and First Nations communities.
Community Plans are often referred to as Area Plans and Comprehensive Community Plans which incorporate all sectors of community including social and economic objectives.
District and Inter-municipal Planning
As Saskatchewan municipalities grow there is an ever increasing need for communities to consider how to facilitate the kind of growth that they want. Increasing economic opportunities, an influx of new residents, greater demands on aging services, rising costs for new infrastructure and more interest in land development are just some of the issues that municipal councils are required to consider. You can find a host of relevant tools on the Province of Saskatchewan site.
Video: Why Do Community Planning?
The Ministry of Government Relations has developed a guide to establishing Inter-Municipal Business Licenses. It includes information on the IMBL concept, the recent amendments enabling IMBL in Saskatchewan, key benefits, common misconceptions and IMBL arrangements in place in other jurisdictions, including data and analysis on a particular British Columbia region's experience. It also contains information on how to get started, and sample bylaws and agreements.
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Experiences in First Nation, Inuit and Northern Communities - Community Planning
Links to interactive tools to assist in land use planning in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities..
Community resilience and planning guides for communities.
Guide to engage citizens in the planning process.
Guide to planning in heritage areas.
Quality Growth Toolkit - and best practices.
Case studies in community planning and examples of inter-municipal agreements.
Toolkits for Aging Well in Communities.