In 2007, ParioPlan was retained as prime consultant on an interdisciplinary team to prepare a Joint Sustainable Growth Study to develop an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) for the City of Leduc and Leduc County. The study, completed in 2009, determined directions for future growth and associated infrastructure for the two municipalities and provided guidance for the IDP. The study addressed a comprehensive area of development influence, local and regional trends, population forecasts, land inventories and requirements, infrastructure, key stakeholders, possible growth scenarios and preferred growth strategies.
The principles that guided the study were regional in scope and founded upon sustainable pillars including smart growth, creation of vibrant communities, environmental stewardship, economic development, and responsible governance. The five sustainability pillars provided a framework to guide future intermunicipal decision-making and implementation of the IDP.