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Planning 101

Land use planning overview for non-planners

Michael Sullivan

on 14 December 2012

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Transcript of Planning 101

The Great Unknown... The Public Interest?? Who
How much
Why Acts and
Regulations So What do Nathan and I do? Nathan:
Community Design
Trail/Active transportation plans
Transportation Planning
Consultation Planning 101 What's Lurks Beneath the Surface? Planning???
Public Interest
Regulatory Framework
Planning Process
What We Do
Tying it altogether Who is the Public? Why Planners? When? Who do you think is the public?
Government Agencies (C.A.s, Feds, Province)
Interest groups (OFSC, Anglers & Hunters)
Others...? Is this the Public? Or is this...? What is Planning? Land-use planning encompasses various disciplines which seek to order and regulate land use in an efficient and ethical way, in an effort to prevent land-use conflicts.
"The scientific, aesthetic, and orderly disposition of land, resources, facilities and services with a view to securing the physical, economic and social efficiency, health and well-being of urban and rural communities." (CIP)
"Goal of land-use planning is to further the welfare of people and their communities by creating convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive environments for present and future generations." (APA) Putting Everything Together Planning is Holistic
And in the Public Interest So Planning is...
1. Strong, healthy communities
2. Resource Management
3. Public health & safety (PPS 2005) Principled Approach Rules, Rules, everywhere there's rules... Mike:
Master Servicing Plans
Impact Assessment (EIA)
Peer Reviews Common Features:
Holistic / principled approach
Long range focus
Consider alternatives
Professional judgement
Engagement (IAP2) Provincial Policy Statement GGH Growth Plan, LS Protection Plan Planning Project Types Planning Act, Heritage Act, Clean Water Act... Province-wide Policy Area Specific Policy EIS/EIA/NHS
Peer Reviews Regional/County
Official Plans Municipal Growth Policy OP Updates Special Studies Site Specific Development Zoning By-laws
C.A. Regulations Coordinate
Peer Reviews An Iterative Process... ? Holistic thinkers (we are trained to think broadly)
Visionaries (visualize the end result)
Inclusive approach (we often work collaboratively)
Risk managers (social science approach)
Communicators (regulatory, etc.)
Writing Skills Change is proposed (development)
As often as desired
At specific points based on law Several types of land are involved... ...A process that involves:
'highest and best use' of lands
policy decisions and development.
technical studies on land use change ...in order to PLAN! Your Community What/Where? Policies
Class EA
Special Studies Thank you! Michael Sullivan, MCIP, RPP
Nathan Westendorp, MCIP, RPP

Cambium Planning How Much? Time = cost
Appeals... ? The Known... project or program Types of Planners Urban Rural Natural heritage Development Municipal
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