Navigating the world of municipal planning can be a complex, sometimes confusing journey.
But it doesn’t have to be.
The Town of Banff wants to help simplify the issues, discuss planning challenges with residents, and shed light on the municipal planning process in a series of roundtable reviews with town planners and council members.
Three roundtables will focus on local planning issues and the situations that shape Banff as a town within a national park. The meetings will be accessible to everyone, even those unfamiliar with town planning processes, as they’ll touch on how planning challenges impact you, your neighbourhood, and the community at large.
The first roundtable, Creating a Community of Choice – From Passionate Demands to Practical Solutions, will be held Thursday, April 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Whyte Museum.
“The roundtables will help residents understand how municipal planning can influence their lifestyle choices and shape their day-to-day lives in Banff,” said Randall McKay, manager of planning and development. “And they will have an opportunity to envision the future of their neighbourhood and community as a whole.
Creating a Community of Choice will look at planning and policy-making in the face of real-world constraints, with a focus on administrative processes in Banff.
Other topics include the May 26 roundtable review, Build out by Design – Place-Making and Transforming Neighbourhoods, which will touch on the transformation of urban landscapes in Banff, and the June 23 roundtable, The Changing Face of Banff – Roadmap for The Future, which will include a discussion on the integration of nature and the built environment.
“These are all important topics and relevant to Banff and the community going forward into the future,” McKay said. “These roundtables will simplify some of these complex themes and really show how municipal planning impacts individuals and the community as a whole.”
This three-part series is free and open to everyone. All roundtable reviews will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, 111 Bear St. Light refreshments will be served.