People & Place
By: University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work
Grant Number: 2005-04

This report was written by the People and Place project team. It addresses the primary purpose of the project – a business rationale and strategy for the development of a mixed-use affordable housing/business incubator liner building along International Avenue (17th Avenue SE) in Greater Forest Lawn.

Grant #: 2005-04
Author: University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work
Year: 2007
Format: pdf

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The Fiscal Implications of Land Use in a Rural Municipality: A Cost of Community Services (COCS) Study for Red Deer County, Alberta
By: Miistakis Institute
Grant Number: 2004-36

Land use planning is a complex process. The report is designed to help connect the fiscal land use components of municipal decision making in a straight forward and cost-effective way. Red Deer county sits at Alberta’s centre. It is one of the fastest growing regions in Alberta. The county looked at the cost of community services study to better plan for the future.

Grant #: 2004-36
Author: Miistakis Institute
Year: 2004
Format: pdf

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The Wetaskiwin Comprehensive Housing Needs Assessment for the City of Wetaskiwin the County of Wetaskiwin No.10 and the Town of Millet
By: Seniors' Homes & Community Housing
Grant Number: 2004-34

This comprehensive housing needs assessment is designed to provide an overall strategy for Seniors’ Homes & Community Housing to follow in addressing affordable housing issues within the City of Wetaskiwin, the County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 and the Town of Millet.

Grant #: 2004-34
Author: Seniors’ Homes & Community Housing
Year: 2004
Format: hard copy

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Farm, Ranch and Acreage Property Program: Needs Assessment December 2004
By: Olds College
Grant Number: 2004-30

A unique training opportunity for REALTOR®S® to achieve excellence in rural client service . The course includes: * Presentations from experts in related fields * Touring country residential properties and looking at characteristics that affect value * Critical thinking and group discussion to turn industry challenges into solutions For more information on the course, visit: http://www.oldscollege.ca/programs/ContinuingEducation/ag-land-environment/rural-real-estate-program.htm

Grant #: 2004-30
Author: Olds College
Year: 2004
Format: Needs Assessment

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The Alberta Smart Growth Report
By: Allan Bolstad for the Sierra Club of Canada
Grant Number: 2004-29

A report on Smart Growth in Alberta and steps needed to advance the smart growth principles.

Grant #: 2004-29
Author: Allan Bolstad for the Sierra Club of Canada
Year: 2005
Format: pdf

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Ecotrust Eco-Home Demonstration Project
By: Alberta Ecotrust Foundation
Grant Number: 2004-22

The Alberta Ecohome outlined four primary goals relating to the environmental performance of the home and the engagement of community groups, industry groups and the greater community. A. Design and construct an eco-demonstration home. B. Provide a platform for numerous collaborations and partnership in the community. C. Build the capacity of environmental non-government organizations (NGOs). D. Provide new opportunities to build awareness of energy efficiency and environmental options for new homebuyers and the community.

Grant #: 2004-22
Author: Alberta Ecotrust Foundation
Year: 2006
Format: hard copy

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SAIT Course Module: Alberta’s “Green” Building Programs and Initiatives
By: SAIT
Grant Number: 2004-07

This course was funded as part of the Albert Eco-Home Demonstration project and identifies the builder and renovator requirements for developing “green” homes. It also outlines the homebuyer benefits of each of the “green” programs and initiatives in Alberta, including: EnerGuide for New Houses, EnerGuide for Existing Houses, Built Green and R-2000.

Grant #: 2004-07
Author: SAIT
Year: 2005
Format: hard copy

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Urban Growth and Land Use Initiative
By: Canada West Foundation
Grant Number: 2004-05

The Urban Growth and Land Use Initiative is a part of the Canada West Foundation’s “Western Cities Project”. The report outlines the environmental costs of current development and highlights the potential econmic and environmental benefits of integrating natual features and ecological services into community design. The overall intent of the report is to encourage policmakers, the development industry , consumers and other interested parties to work together to enhance public policy.

Grant #: 2004-05
Author: Canada West Foundation
Year: 2004
Format: hard copy

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The Open Space Toolkit for Alberta: Alberta’s Amenities Rush
By: Chinook Institute
Grant Number: 2003-42

The Open Space Toolkit for Alberta is a community training workshop series designed to help rural residents understand and practice sustainable land use and conservation. The booklet and accompanying workshops are meant to engage community residents, municipal offi cials, and land management and development professionals in a dialogue that provides an understanding of the nature of Alberta’s current growth and its impacts, imparts an appreciation of the ecological and cultural values of natural landscapes, and off ers strategies and tools that help participants identify, anticipate and address local land use issues.

Grant #: 2003-42
Author: Chinook Institute
Year: 2005
Format: Website

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On the Living Edge: Your Guide for Waterfront Living
By: Sylvan Lake Watershed Stewardship Society
Grant Number: 2003-36

On The Living Edge contains information specifically for lakefront and streamside properties in Alberta. REALTOR®S® use this publication as a gift for waterfront purchasers, information for consumers and for pre-purchase support. The publication includes information on erosion, septic systems, building by water and purchasing tips.

Grant #: 2003-36
Author: Sylvan Lake Watershed Stewardship Society
Year: 2005
Format: pdf

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Home Buyers’ Guide to Environmental Stewardship
By: Chinook Institute
Grant Number: 2003-35

The guide is a resource to inform prospective home buyers about the area’s environmental and lifestyle assets. It encourages environmentally responsible choices and stewardship actions relating to living in close proximity to wildlife and habitat corridors.

Grant #: 2003-35
Author: Chinook Institute
Year: 2003
Format: pdf

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LawNow June/July 2003
By: LawNow Magazine
Grant Number: 2003-30

LawNow magazine featuring the topic of housing.

Grant #: 2003-30
Author: LawNow Magazine
Year: 2003
Format: hard copy

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