Government of New Brunswick
 Sustainable Community Design - Online Seminar

(new conservation language for subdivisions)

Conservation Design for Subdivisions is growing in popularity and gaining recognition among homeowners, developers, bankers, real estate agents, engineers, planners, surveyors, landscape architects, and municipal officials and staff.

Developed for those interested in building subdivisions and other developments using sustainable development practices. Each module represents a piece of the puzzle for the implementation of the concept.

Those who follow the principles set out in all modules will be able to implement and co-ordinate their own property subdivision in New Brunswick.

Note: Implementation of the Sustainable Community Design concept may require adaptation for rules and regulations in the jurisdiction where the land to be subdivided is located.



"The following seminar, developed by Daniel Savard of the New Brunswick Department of the Environment, does an admirable job of filling the need to address sustainability with subdivision design - in a clear and thorough manner."

Randall Arendt, FRTPI, ASLA (Hon.), *Author of Rural by Design, Conservation Design for Subdivisions, Growing Greener, Imagining Better Communities, and many more books on subdivision design, and an advocate of "conservation planning". >> More






Daniel Savard, MCIP, MBA, senior planner, N.B. Department of the Environment, describes the concept of Sustainable Community Design and introduces the goals of the series.
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A sustainable subdivision makes sense. The theory is easy to understand.  Learn how this new subdivision concept is rapidly becoming the preferred alternative.
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Module 1


Module 1 - Issues and Context

Issues and Context
In this Module we will provide a picture on how subdivisions are handled in the Province of New Brunswick, and propose sustainable community design (SCD) for subdivisions as an innovative tool for subdivision .
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Module 2


Module 2 - Options with SCD subdivisions

Options with SCD subdivisions
Module 2 is divided into six sub-modules that are themselves subdivided into 13 sections. >> More


Module 3


Module 3 - Adaptation to NB context: Practical and legal aspects

Adaptation to NB context:
Practical and legal aspects

This module describes how sustainable community design subdivision (SCD) can be adapted to NB context.
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We hope that this E-Learning training seminar was helpful and provided the necessary information for implementation of the SCD concept.
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Contact : Association of Municipal Administrators of New Brunswick
Ph.: (506) 453-4229
Fax: (506) 444-5452

Resource: Provincial and Community Planning

Partnerships between Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Association of Municipal Administrators of New Brunswick, Efficiency New Brunswick, and Federation of Canadian Municipalities (ACT Program)

Members of the Canadian Institute for Planners can have 5.0 structured learning units for their Continuous Professional Learning when they go through the presentation of all 17 modules.

We acknowledge the contribution of the Association of Municipal Administrators of New Brunswick and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities with the ACT Program for this online seminar.