Call for Green Development Case Studies

The Land Stewardship Centre of Canada is currently developing a Green Communities Guide to provide community stewards (including elected officials, municipal departments, stewardship groups, watershed planning and advisory councils, developers, and others) with information on practical tools (e.g. design practices and policies) to help make the built environment more ecologically-functional, or "green." Based on this research a publication will be produced later in 2008 and a workshop series will be conducted in late 2008-2009 to share the results with target audiences.

Part of this project involves compiling case studies of green development initiatives from across Alberta, and from elsewhere in North America if necessary. To do this part of the project we are asking for your help in suggesting green projects and initiatives that have been successfully implemented in Alberta or abroad.

To suggest an project, please click on the following link, or copy and paste it into your browser:

All submissions must be received by July 1, 2008.

Examples of the types of green development initiatives that we are looking for include:

  • Innovative stormwater management practices
  • Low impact grading and site development policies
  • Low Impact Development (LID) projects
  • Pervious paving
  • Greywater recycling
  • Cluster development
  • Transfer of development credits/rights
  • Alternative Development Standards to allow innovative street design
  • Tree protection policies
  • Xeriscaping and naturalization projects
  • Local food production and processing
  • …and many more!

For more detailed information about the Guide or to provide your valuable input to the project via a short survey, please visit our website at:

Thanks in advance for your help!

The majority of funding for this project has been contributed by the Alberta Real Estate Association. We are also grateful to the Shell Environmental Fund, Ducks Unlimited Canada, and Alberta Sustainable Resource Development for their financial contributions. Additional support and direction has been provided by Alberta Municipal Affairs, City of Edmonton, Alberta Environment, Alberta Tourism Parks Recreation and Culture, EnerVision, and the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association.

If you have any questions please contact my colleague Sarah Primeau, the Green Communities Guide Project Coordinator, at (780) 240-8778 or email her directly at [email protected]

Best regards,

Sarah Hipkin, M.Sc.
Communications & Education Director
Land Stewardship Centre of Canada