March 20, 2023

Sustainable Neighbourhood Development

Publish Date
Federation of Canadian Municipalities

This guide provides top-line, how-to information about the planning and development of sustainable neighbourhoods, offering practical solutions to common challenges. It answers
important questions about sustainable neighbourhood development:

  1. What is a sustainable neighbourhood, and how can I make the case for pursuing this kind of development?
  2. What are the major challenges, and how can they be overcome?
  3. Where else in Canada has this been done successfully, and what factors led to that success?
  4. Where can I go for more in-depth information?


  • climate solutions
  • community planning
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Planning
  • Health & Social Planning
  • infrastructure planning
  • land use
  • Resilient Communities