Green REALTOR® Program
By: Monica Pohlman
Grant Number: 2006-24

Given the recent surge of media attention and consumer interest in “green” opportunities and challenges, the Alberta Real Estate Association and the Alberta Real Estate Foundation commissioned research to better understand the implications for Alberta REALTOR®S®. Seven key trends were identified that make the business case for enhanced attention to green issues by Alberta REALTOR®S®.

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Overcoming Barriers to Sustainable Urban Development: Toward Smart Growth in Calgary
By: David Co roux, Noel Keogh, Byron Miller and Jesse Row
Grant Number: 2006-20

This policy brief examined the most current and cutting edge research on sustainable cities. It examines the principles of smart growth as a sustainable approach to urban sprawl. 10 key actions are identified to move Calgary on the road to smart growth. This resource is available as a hard copy in the AREF office.

 

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LawNow Summer 2007
By: LawNow Magazine
Grant Number: 2006-16

LawNow is a bi-monthly magazine that provides unique insights into the changing social conditions by examining and reflecting on contemporary issues from the perspective of the law. This edition featured consumer information on real estate. A hard copy of this resource is available in the AREF office.

 

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A Study of the Feasibility of a Reciprocal Insurance Exchange for Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association
By: Alberta Mortgage Brokers' Association
Grant Number: 2006-06

The study explores the feasibility of a reciprocal insurance exchange for the provision of professional liability insurance for members of the Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association (AMBA). The study was undertaken as a component of its mission to provide the general public and other stakeholders with the highest possible standards of transparency, integrity, professional conduct, customer service, customer protection by compliance with a common code of ethics and business practices. A hard copy of this resource is available in the AREF office.

 

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Assessing the Proximate Value of Parks and Open Space to Residential Properties in Alberta
By: Alberta Recreation & Parks Association
Grant Number: 2006-05

The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) recognizes that the increasing urbanization of Alberta has significant implications parks planning, quality of life and economically sustainable communities. The premise, upon which the Proximate Principle is based, is that residential properties located near an amenity such as a park, open space or water way, will attract a higher capitalized value. Further, the higher capitalized value will result in incrementally higher levels of municipal property taxes, which when aggregated, are theorized to be sufficient to pay for the annual costs related to the development and maintenance of the amenity.

 

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The International Housing Coalition Case Study 3: Aboriginal Housing in Canada: Building on Promising Practices
By: Canadian Real Estate Association
Grant Number: 2005-23

This study entitled Aboriginal Housing in Canada: Building On Promising Practices was prepared as part of a series organized by the International Housing Coalition (IHC) for presentation at the World Urban Forum in June 2006. This resource is available as a hard copy in the AREF office.

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