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Land Management

As an essential component of the City's integrated approach to environmental management, the Environmental Master Plan (EMP) is a long-term action plan to improve environmental performance and achieve tangible environmental outcomes for both the City and the community. The EMP has established nine long-term goals, three of which relate to land:

Goal #3: Promote Sustainable Neighbourhoods and Transportation Choices


  • Achieve a minimum density of 30-45 dwelling units per net residential hectare for new neighbourhoods
  • Achieve a minimum of 30% for medium and/or high density residential units for new neighbourhoods
  • Increase transit ridership equal to or greater than the overall rate of population growth for St. Albert

Goal #4: Preserve and Manage Trees, Parks and Natural Areas


  • Measure existing tree canopy cover and set future target
  • Protect top three priority natural areas in the undeveloped areas of St. Albert

Goal #5: Reduce solid waste generation


  • Reduce solid waste generation to 105 kilograms or less per person per year by 2020
  • Increase diversion rate to 75% by 2020
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Last edited: June 1, 2016

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