Recent Work & Statements

Submission to the Regional Plan Review Process

Submission to the Regional Plan Review Process

Introduction and Background Our HRM Alliance is a coalition of 63 organizations across health, environment, trails, business, community growth, and transportation sectors advocating for a sustainable future through greenbelting and complete communities. The Alliance...

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2020 Municipal Election Toolkit

2020 Municipal Election Toolkit

Environment and the City Halifax Regional Municipality, along with all Nova Scotian municipalities, are holding municipal elections on October 17, 2020. The results of this 2020 election will set the tone of Halifax’s locallybased environmental action for the next...

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Akoma Support Letter

Akoma Support Letter

 To: Mayor Savage and Regional Council Dear Mayor Savage and Members of Halifax Regional Council, Our HRM Alliance is pleased to express our support for the Akoma Development Plans in their current form and in the requested zoning change by Akoma Holdings...

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Halifax Green Network Plan User’s Guide

Halifax Green Network Plan User’s Guide

Why a Greenbelt? Between 1992 and 2014, Halifax nearly doubled in area but only grew in population by a fifth. To ensure continued access to nature, livable communities, and lower our tax burden we must control the sprawl of development. The solution is a greenbelt:...

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The Halifax Green Network Plan has Arrived!

The Halifax Green Network Plan has Arrived!

Environment and the City The moment that many of us have been waiting for since 2014 when the Regional Plan directed staff to create a greenbelt for Halifax has finally arrived! Halifax Regional Municipality introduced the final draft of the Halifax Green Network Plan...

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Extended Ferry Service: Our HRM Alliance Letter to Council

Extended Ferry Service: Our HRM Alliance Letter to Council

Dear Mayor Savage and Regional Council, I am writing to you in support of Downtown Halifax Business Commission and Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission, in their campaign to keep the extended ferry service for the Alderney Ferry. While both have presented excellent...

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Statement on Municipal Campaign Finance Accountability Review

Statement on Municipal Campaign Finance Accountability Review

Our HRM Alliance calls on the municipality to take a strong stance on promoting fairness, accountability, and public participation in the new by-law on election campaign financing regulations. In the 2016 Halifax Regional Municipal election, Councillors received 34%...

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Our Asks for the Halifax Green Network Plan Consultation

Our Asks for the Halifax Green Network Plan Consultation

HRM has scheduled the Public Engagement sessions for the Halifax Green Network Plan, where they are looking to gather information from the public about how we can best implement data collected in the first two phases of the Plan. We’re advocating for the HGNP to...

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Why is housing affordability an environmental issue?

Why is housing affordability an environmental issue?

Jenny Lugar, Our HRM Alliance Coordinator A couple weeks ago, I spoke to CBC’s Pam Berman about the latest draft of the Centre Plan and expressed that my primary concern with the Plan, which is intended to direct growth in the Regional Centre for the next 15 years, is...

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22 Years of Squandering Growth in Halifax

22 Years of Squandering Growth in Halifax

“I have travelled to many places, but rarely did I find such a rich and well preserved landscape as around Halifax.” This is how Douglas Olsen, President and CEO O2 Planning+Design, described Halifax at the first stake holder session for the Halifax Green Network...

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