Quality of Life Indicators and the Crowded Municipal Agenda


  • Andrew Tucker


Local government might play a critical role in supporting culture, but the agenda of small city administrations can be heavily weighted with issues that prohibit a sustained discussion of the arts and quality of life.  This paper describes the municipal council environment and makes four recommendations in support of advocating quality of life issues.

Author Biography

Andrew Tucker

Andrew Tucker is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and has a career that  spans more than 30 years.  In that time, he has worked as a municipal planner in Alberta, the Northwest Territories and BC.  He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and is currently the Director of Planning for the City of Nanaimo.