Sustainable Communities

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Steering Windsor into the Future - Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP)?

An ICSP is a long-term plan, developed in consultation with YOU that provides direction for OUR community to realize the goals it has for the four foundations of sustainability: environmental, cultural, social and economic.

  • Environmental (e.g., long-term energy planning, solid waste management, climate change adaptation, and biodiversity and wildlife habitat preservation);
  • Cultural (e.g., festivals and events, institutional and heritage buildings);
  • Social (e.g., accessibility, affordable housing, transit, parks and recreation, public safety, emergency measures); and,
  • Economic (e.g., community economic development (CED), tourism, downtown districts, commercial/industrial districts).

What is Sustainable Development?

Sustainable Development's traditional definition is "development that meets the needs of the present, without adversely affecting the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (from the Report of the Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future). It means using methods, systems and materials that won't deplete resources or harm natural cycles. But, it's more important to remember that engaging in sustainability is more than working to improve the health of the environment - it incorporates broader quality-of-life ideas that take into consideration economic, social and, increasingly, cultural aspects.


Council approved the final ICSP report on March 23, 2010

Council approved the Windsor ICSP To Province (9 MB), submitted to the Province of Nova Scotia March 2010.  The ICSP is a living document...updated annually as matters/items evolve.  The Town of Windsor is committed to actioning the matters identified by YOU and by council.  As with anything, some things take time and resources.  Below are updates on the Goals & Actions to-date.

Summary reports & updates

20180918 Economic Development Focus Group Session Minutes Notes Amended

20180619 and 20180904 Cultural Focus Group Session Minutes Notes

20180619 Social Focus Group Session Minutes Notes

20180515 Environmental Focus Group Session Minutes Notes Amended

20161221 Strategic Priorities & Vision Town of Windsor

Town of Windsor ICSP Goals & Actions Accomplished To-Date (July 2016)

Town of Windsor - Sustainable Transportation Report (3 MB)

Town of Windsor - Municipal Climate Change Adaptation Plan (MCCAP) (2014)