Renting 101 – A Guide to Renting in Alberta
By: Legal Resource Centre
Grant Number: 2008-21

Taking the laws that apply to renters in Alberta and presenting them in a useful, quick-reference format, this booklet can be used as a convenient ready-reference source for students and first-time renters. This is the latest publication resulting from Phase V of the Legal Resource Centre’s Residential Tenancies Legal Information Program.

Grant #: 2008-21
Author: Legal Resource Centre
Year: 2009
Format: pdf

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Sustainability Primer
By: The Natural Step
Grant Number: 2008-17

These latest publications offer creative methods to help municipalities, businesses and organizations find the balance between planning futures and protecting the environment. The Sustainability Primer offers strategies to difficult planning challenges, while Planning for Sustainability: A Planners Guide details the framework to develop strategic and sustainable goals.

Grant #: 2008-17
Author: The Natural Step
Year: 2009
Format: pdf

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Planning for Sustainability – A Starter Guide
By: The Natural Step
Grant Number: 2008-17

These latest publications offer creative methods to help municipalities, businesses and organizations find the balance between planning futures and protecting the environment. The Sustainability Primer offers strategies to difficult planning challenges, while Planning for Sustainability: A Planners Guide details the framework to develop strategic and sustainable goals.

Grant #: 2008-17
Author: The Natural Step
Year: 2009
Format: pdf

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Land Use Simulator website Alberta Tomorrow
By: Miistakis Institute/Forem Technologies (Brad Stelfox)
Grant Number: 2008-16

Simulations of changes in land use over time as well as forcasts based on historical rates of change.

Grant #: 2008-16
Author: Miistakis Institute/Forem Technologies (Brad Stelfox)
Year: 2009
Format: website

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Strategic Research Draft Summary Presentation: Edmonton Residential Real Estate, REALTOR®S & Consumer Expectations
By: REALTOR®S Association of Edmonton
Grant Number: 2008-15


Professional research through focus groups and a consumer survey to determine what the public knows about RECA and their role, the public’s relationship with RECA and what they want (need) from the regulator to protect them.

Grant #: 2008-15
Author: REALTOR®S Association of Edmonton
Year: 2008
Format: RAE Strategic Research

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Future of Alberta Land Use Customized Land Use Presentations for the Real Estate Industry by Brad Stelfox
By: Alberta Real Estate Foundation
Grant Number: 2008-14

This is a customized and interactive powerpoint presentation focused on the real estate industry in Alberta, with emphasis on residential growth.

o Comparison of growing out (sprawl) vs growing up. o Indicators on land footprint, infrastructural construction and maintenance costs, commuting time, fuel requirements, etc. o Projected population growth in urban, rural residential, and agricultural residential settings.

o Changes to family metrics (size, age, other demographics) and how they will influence demand side for different growth forms.

Grant #: 2008-14
Author: Alberta Real Estate Foundation
Year: 2008
Format: Alberta Land Use Presentation

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Building Towards Water Efficiency: Policy Innovation and Education in New and Existing Homes
By: University of Waterloo
Grant Number: 2008-09

Residential builders and REALTOR®s have been neglected in water efficiency research. But these groups can be a highly influential and there are some exciting examples of innovation in Ontario, the Canadian West and in California. This two-year research project investigates the sample groups’ deep beliefs and values – their tacit knowledge. The results will be used to contribute to effective policy for residential water efficiency.

Grant #: 2008-09
Author: University of Waterloo
Year: 2009
Format: pdf

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Crowsnest Pass Affordable Housing Needs Assessment
By: Crowsnest Pass Affordable Housing Committee
Grant Number: 2008-08

The Crowsnest Pass Affordable Housing Needs Assessment combined quantitative (statistical) data analysis with targeted Interviews and Focus Group Meetings (qualitative analyses) in order to identify and explore: Population and demographic trends; Household incomes; Housing availability (housing supply, form and tenure including market, nearmarket and non-market housing); Housing issues related to adequacy, suitability, affordability and accessibility; Other indicators of housing/economic hardship where data was available; and Impacts that the community may be experiencing as a result of declining housing affordability and choice.

Grant #: 2008-08
Author: Crowsnest Pass Affordable Housing Committee
Year: 2009
Format: pdf

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Alberta Green Roof Conference
By: Alberta Ecoroof Initiative
Grant Number: 2008-03

The Alberta Ecoroof Initiative co-hosted a regional conference on green roofs in 2008 with the Calgary Zoo and various local organizations. One hundred delegates attended the conference representing a variety of industries including landscaping, architecture, roofing, and real estate and development. The conference featured speakers from Canada and the US on demonstrating the benefits of a green roof system, sharing information on challenges, and advancing an action plan to establish a local green roof industry through case study review, research and policy development. On June 10, 2008, 52 delegates participated in a tour of green roofs both old and newly established to demonstrate what has already been achieved in and around Calgary. The tour concluded at the Alberta Ecoroof Initiative demonstration roof at the Alastair Ross Technology Centre in the University Research Park.

Grant #: 2008-03
Author: Alberta Ecoroof Initiative
Year: 2008
Format: hard copy

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Designated Agency – Resource Guide
By: Alberta Real Estate Association
Grant Number: 2007-42


Designated agency is an option for brokerages as of March 1, 2008. The resource guide was compiled for REALTOR®S® and brokers to better understand the model of designated agency.

Grant #: 2007-42
Author: Alberta Real Estate Association
Year: 2008
Format: pdf

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