Room B

2021 CPAA Conference - Day 2

Room B - Day 2

8:30 am - 9:45 am
3B. The Role of Municipal Leadership
in Stormwater Resilience Planning
Marissa Koop, B&A Planning Group
Jennifer Massig, Magna Engineering
Traditionally, stormwater management has been an engineering exercise that assesses water within our communities as a liability.  In this session, we will explore the idea of shifting stormwater management to a high-level planning practice where municipalities can take a leadership role in encouraging innovation by using simple policy tools to address climate change, resiliency, and water quality, resulting in stormwater utilized as an asset.
10:00 am - 11:15 am
4B. The Evolution of Public Engagement
Through a Pandemic and Moving Forward
Bridget Honch & Tamille Beynon
B & A Planning Group
The fast-acting nature of the COVID-19 pandemic meant organizations had to, and must continue to, adapt to evolving protocols and restrictions – and quickly. For community engagement and public participation, this meant immediate transition to COVID-safe procedures while keeping the participant experience at the core. In this presentation, B&A Planning Group’s Communications & Engagement team discuss how their process for public participation has evolved and the innovative solutions that will shape community engagement moving forward.
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
5B. Municipal Boundary Battles
Annexations in Alberta
Sandeep Agrawal
School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Alberta
Adjusting municipal boundaries changes a municipality significantly in how and where it grows, manages its financial affairs, and provides services to its residents. Annexation is the most common and frequent form of boundary adjustment in the smaller communities in the province of Alberta and elsewhere in Canada. This talk will present preliminary findings of an ongoing study including a typology of annexations in Alberta along with a few recent trends that are shaping the annexation debate in the province. It also expounds on the reasons for where and why annexations happen in the province, how they impact the municipal and regional growth patterns, and whether they are economically beneficial to the annexing municipality.
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
6B. Innovations in Wastewater Treatment
Innovations in Wastewater Treatment: Pilot Projects in Rural Alberta
Zimran Khokhar & Darcy Mulroy
Brazeau County
Adjusting municipal boundaries changes a municipality significantly in how and where it grows, manages its financial affairs, and provides services to its residents. Annexation is the most common and frequent form of boundary adjustment in the smaller communities in the province of Alberta and elsewhere in Canada. This talk will present preliminary findings of an ongoing study including a typology of annexations in Alberta along with a few recent trends that are shaping the annexation debate in the province. It also expounds on the reasons for where and why annexations happen in the province, how they impact the municipal and regional growth patterns, and whether they are economically beneficial to the annexing municipality.

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