A Bold & Vibrant Future

Overview
As residents of the Hinton community, we know who we are and where we come from. We also know where we want to be 30 years from now. Our vision of the future is vibrant and bold and we are willing to work hard to achieve it.
When we imagine where we will be in 2040, we envision a community that:
  • Values economic, cultural and social diversity
  • Celebrates our unique cultural heritage, small-town charm and natural landscape
  • Balances innovative economic development with ecological, human, economic and social resources Encourages collaboration between local authorities, citizens, businesses and visitors in a manner that supports quality of life
The community’s complete vision statement can be found in Appendix C.

“We want to leave our grandchildren a community that will sustain them and their grandchildren to come.”
~ Community Consultation Participant.

Defining Sustainability
Sustainability involves living in a way that meets today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Five important and integrated dimensions must be kept in balance for a society to be sustainable: culture, economy, environment, governance and social.

Not sure what a word means? The glossary in Appendix F defines how key sustainability terms are used in this plan.