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No part of this generic guide should be relied on as definitive planning or legal advice.

This guide was created by the Miistakis Institute as a practical overview of how Transfer of Development Credits programs could be applied in Alberta, and not as a definitive legal, policy, and/or planning resource.

Although conceptually straightforward, there is no one-size-fits-all pattern for Transfer of Development Credits (TDC) programs; like the communities that create them, each program is unique. As well, the legal, planning, and best-practice environment around this tool is evolving. This means the information and suggestions contained within this guide should be taken as introductory information. There are detailed planning, legal and other issues that require professional, municipality-specific advice before a TDC program can effectively be implemented.