Guide for Local Area Planning

A successful Calgary starts with its communities. Our goal is making sure Calgary remains a great place to live for citizens living here now and people who will move here in the future. It’s important our communities are vibrant and inclusive, with more choices to live, move and gather.

The Guidebook is a policy document that combines existing policies, improved policies and new policies all in one place. It makes for a more inclusive and consistent way to plan a community’s growth. It keeps Calgary and its communities on the map as one of most livable and welcoming cities in the world.

Updated Guidebook is online at