Working Across Boundaries – People, Nature, Regions
Matthew McKinney and Shawn Johnson,
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Cambridge, Mass., 2009.
Review by: Jon Linton
Many pressing issues for municipalities cross jurisdictional boundaries. Examples are destination tourism marketing; environmental issues (which often are aligned on a watershed basis); services coordination (transportation, policing, etc.); strategic planning; growth and land use management; economic development; and the list goes on.
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Rediscovering the Wealth of Places
In this video, Dr. Greg Baeker talks about his book – Rediscovering the Wealth of Places – and how municipal cultural planning can help municipalities of all sizes and circumstances, from large urban centres to mid-size cities to rural areas and small towns to support economic development and community building. Visit our YouTube page to watch the video.
The current municipal taxation system has failed at keeping municipalities financial soluble and in ensuring infrastructure is appropriately maintained and financed. Property taxes and provincial grants are the standard and norm for municipal financing; however, this must end as there is no direct accountability between the source of revenue and where spending goes. – Peter Scholz, Cairnstone Planning and Gian-Carlo Carra, City of Calgary
Read this article in the November 2014 Environment issue of Municipal World magazine.
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