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Produced by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Provincial Planning Policy Branch and Municipal Finance Policy Branch
Winter 2011

   
Municipal Planning and Financial Tools for Economic Development explores ways to approach economic development based on the built environment. This handbook is for municipal councillors, decision makers, economic development officers, planners, policy makers, engineers, architects, designers, landscape architects, developers, consultants, businesses, community groups, not-for-profit organizations and others interested in the connections between the built environment and sustainable economic development.
 

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Note to Users:

This handbook should not be relied upon as a substitute for specialized legal or professional advice in connection with local activities and decisions pertaining to economic development and to land-use planning and design. Some snapshots and case studies in this handbook are from other jurisdictions where laws may be different. Independent legal or professional advice should be obtained when determining the interpretation and application of any policies, legislation, regulations, programs, strategies, checklists and tools. Responsibility for decisions remains with the user of this handbook.