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COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY PLAN

COMMUNITY

SUSTAINABILITY

PLAN

In its broadest terms sustainability can be defined as:

In its broadest terms sustainability can be defined as:

“sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

“sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Adapted from the Brundtland Commission of sustainable development

Adapted from the Brundtland Commission of sustainable development

DEFINING SUSTAINABILITY

In its broadest terms sustainability can be defined as:

“sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Adapted from the Brundtland Commission (World Commission on Environment and Development)

THE FOUNDATION OF

A

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY

THE FOUNDATION OF A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY 5 PILLARS OR DIMENSIONS

5 PILLARS OR DIMENSIONS

A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY

A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY RECOGNIZES THAT ALL PILLARS OR DIMENSIONS HAVE AN EFFECT ON ONE ANOTHER TO

RECOGNIZES THAT ALL PILLARS OR DIMENSIONS HAVE AN EFFECT ON ONE ANOTHER TO HAVE A BALANCED COMMUNITY

CULTURAL– IDENTITY AND SENSE OF PLACE

CULTURAL– IDENTITY AND SENSE OF PLACE Cultural - Celebrating vibrant and festive communities for the expression

Cultural - Celebrating vibrant and festive communities for the expression and enhancement of a distinct identity and strong sense of place.

Preserving and celebrating the historical heritage of the region Advancing and promoting Hinton as a regional leader for arts and culture through learning, performing, and the promotion of local art and artists Attracting visiting visual and performing artists Celebrating the diversity of multiculturalism in the region

and artists Attracting visiting visual and performing artists Celebrating the diversity of multiculturalism in the region
and artists Attracting visiting visual and performing artists Celebrating the diversity of multiculturalism in the region
and artists Attracting visiting visual and performing artists Celebrating the diversity of multiculturalism in the region

ECONOMIC DIVERSITY AND LOCAL PRODUCTIVITY

ECONOMIC DIVERSITY AND LOCAL PRODUCTIVITY Economic – Creating a flourishing and diverse local economy through

Economic – Creating a flourishing and diverse local economy through decisions that create conditions conducive to economic development and communities in which people want to live and do business.

Actively pursuing opportunities for diversification Managing balanced growth to sustain a vibrant economy Promoting and encouraging regional business partnerships Strengthening our role as a regional hub

a vibrant economy Promoting and encouraging regional business partnerships Strengthening our role as a regional hub
a vibrant economy Promoting and encouraging regional business partnerships Strengthening our role as a regional hub
a vibrant economy Promoting and encouraging regional business partnerships Strengthening our role as a regional hub

ENVIRONMENTAL NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENTAL NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT Environmental - Preserving the quality of natural and built environments

Environmental - Preserving the quality of natural and built environments that minimize the negative impacts of development.

Respecting the natural environment and resources by meeting the needs of the present without compromising the long-term viability for future generations Sustaining and celebrating the natural heritage and biodiversity of the region Minimizing the ecological footprint in all aspects of the environment

the natural heritage and biodiversity of the region Minimizing the ecological footprint in all aspects of
the natural heritage and biodiversity of the region Minimizing the ecological footprint in all aspects of

GOVERNANCE TRANSPARENT AND INCLUSIVE

GOVERNANCE TRANSPARENT AND INCLUSIVE Governance – Ensuring transparent, collaborative, and inclusive decision making

Governance – Ensuring transparent, collaborative, and inclusive decision making in which representation and leadership is accountable to the community

Providing proactive leadership that is transparent and collaborative with the citizens Providing fiscal responsibility and accountability to the community Ensuring that programs and services support the changing needs of the community through partnerships and collaborative efforts Supporting and advancing civic engagement

changing needs of the community through partnerships and collaborative efforts Supporting and advancing civic engagement
changing needs of the community through partnerships and collaborative efforts Supporting and advancing civic engagement
changing needs of the community through partnerships and collaborative efforts Supporting and advancing civic engagement

SOCIAL HARMONIOUS AND INCLUSIVE

SOCIAL HARMONIOUS AND INCLUSIVE Social – Allowing the growth of communities that promote stability, diversity and

Social – Allowing the growth of communities that promote stability, diversity and a high quality of life for all.

Ensuring the needs of citizens are realized through effective programs and services Upholding and building a safe community for all citizens Fostering inclusion of all members of society Supporting opportunities and environments to encourage social interaction Encouraging healthy and active lifestyles

Supporting opportunities and environments to encourage social interaction Encouraging healthy and active lifestyles
Supporting opportunities and environments to encourage social interaction Encouraging healthy and active lifestyles
Supporting opportunities and environments to encourage social interaction Encouraging healthy and active lifestyles
Supporting opportunities and environments to encourage social interaction Encouraging healthy and active lifestyles

COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY PLANNING IS AN:

OPPORTUNITY

Each of us has a vision of what Hinton & Area should look like in the future!

a vision of what Hinton & Area should look like in the future! AND A shared
a vision of what Hinton & Area should look like in the future! AND A shared

AND

A shared responsibility for achieving that vision!

LEADING THE PROCESS

LEADING THE PROCESS THE CITIZENS ADVISORY GROUP 10 volunteer members of our community from diverse backgrounds,

THE CITIZENS ADVISORY GROUP

10 volunteer members of our community from diverse backgrounds, and 2 Hinton Town Councilors.

The committee’s role is to champion the process, providing input and engaging and listening to the public throughout the process.

COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

PHASE l STRUCTURE THE PROCESS PHASE ll DEVELOP A 30 YEAR VISION I D E
PHASE l
STRUCTURE THE PROCESS
PHASE ll
DEVELOP A 30 YEAR VISION
I D E N T I F Y
PHASE lll
S T R AT E G Y A R E A S
A N D
G OA L S
PHASE IV
DEFINE ACTIONS TO ACHIEVE GOALS & VISION
PHASE V
COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY PLAN IMPLEMENTION

HINTON & AREA’S

COMMUNITY

SUSTAINABILITY

PLAN

FRAMEWORK

2040 Vision Strategy Areas
2040
Vision
Strategy
Areas
Goals Actions
Goals
Actions

2040 VISION (draft) as we see it

2040 VISION (draft) as we see it We see Hinton in 2040 as a community that

We see Hinton in 2040 as a community that is:

STRATE

More diversified economically, culturally and socially. More vibrant by celebrating our unique cultural heritage, small-town charm and natural amenities. More balanced by achieving innovative economic development while protecting and conserving our ecological, human, economic and social resources. More engaged with government, citizens, businesses and visitors working collaboratively, thus allowing everyone to enjoy a positive quality of life.

9 STRATEGY AREAS

Built Environment/Housing & Settlement

Commerce,Trade, Economy, Agriculture, Labour & Employment

Government & Partnerships

Health, Social Wellbeing & Food

Education & Lifelong Learning

Natural Environment

Recreation & Leisure

Infrastructure, Energy,Water,Transportation, Materials & Solid Waste

Arts, Culture & Heritage

GOALS & ACTIONS

GOALS & ACTIONS REQUIRE LOCAL RESIDENTS, LOCAL BUSINESS AND STAKEHOLDERS’ INPUT

REQUIRE LOCAL RESIDENTS, LOCAL BUSINESS AND STAKEHOLDERS’ INPUT

THE PLAN

is an OVERARCHING document that:

THE PLAN is an OVERARCHING document that: Serves as a long-term guide for making decisions Will

Serves as a long-term guide for making decisions

Will move the community towards the desired vision and goals of sustainability

Living document that requires continual modification as actions are achieved and local and global conditions change

Reviewed and evaluated on a regular basis

IMPLEMENTING THE PLAN

Upon Council approval:

THE PLAN WILL BE IMPLEMENTED AS AN OVERARCHING AND GUIDING DOCUMENT FOR ALL OF THE TOWN’S OPERATIONS.

Align existing plans and policies To develop future plans and policies Future decision making

Regional collaboration Community Initiatives

COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY PLAN
COMMUNITY
SUSTAINABILITY PLAN

COMMUNITY USE OF THE PLAN

Developed with the intention that it will be used by a wide variety of individuals, the business community and organizations that are interested in the future of the

community.

The plan will :

Build on our community’s assets; Help to encourage partnerships and collaboration; Build on existing plans and investments; Assist our community reach its potential.

partnerships and collaboration; Build on existing plans and investments; Assist our community reach its potential.

WHY SHOULD YOU GET INVOLVED?

Become known for your interest in creating a sustainable community Be part of an important movement that is taking place in your municipality, region and province Have direct influence in this planning process that will shape our community and ultimately affect all of us

province Have direct influence in this planning process that will shape our community and ultimately affect

So WE and future generations can

work, live and play

in a healthy, vibrant and diverse Hinton community.

So WE and future generations can work, live and play in a healthy, vibrant and diverse
Tell us how you see it • Participate in surveys • Look for us at

Tell us how you see it

Participate in surveys

Look for us at the Home & Leisure Show on April 23 & 24, 2010

Join us on Facebook

Come have coffee at the Community Coffee Shop (Municipal Library - Teck Coal Room)

May 10 - 1:00 P.M. To 5:00 P.M.

May 20 – 5:00 P.M. To 8:00 P.M.

May 31 - 1:00 P.M. To 5:00 P.M.

Visit www.hinton2040 .ca