Frequently Asked Questions

About the Land Use Planning Hub

What is the Land Use Planning Hub?

The Land Use Planning Hub is an informal network created to support the implementation of Alberta’s regional plans. By connecting practitioners and planners from around the province, the Land Use Planning Hub shares information, stories and feedback related to land-use planning. The website was created and is managed by fRI Research with support from the Land Use Secretariat.

Who can participate in the discussion forum?

Anyone interested in the development, implementation and ongoing analysis of regional plans in Alberta can participate. The stories and information support land use planners and practitioners from all sizes of municipalities.

Why was the discussion forum created?

The discussion forum was created to connect and support land use practitioners in Alberta as they implement regional plans. It is a place to ask questions, share information and learn about Alberta’s regional plans to improve the ease and effectiveness of their application.

Is this connected to the Government of Alberta?

The discussion forum is an informal network that is supported by Alberta’s Land Use Secretariat but it is not managed, moderated or run by the Land Use Secretariat or other provincial agencies.

Who moderates the discussions?

All discussions, questions and stories on the discussion forum are moderated by fRI Research, a non-profit corporation that works toward sustainable land and resource management. Learn more about the team behind this project.

How do I get more help?

For any questions about the website, discussion forum or topics posted in the discussion forum, contact us anytime. Questions about Alberta’s regional plans and compliance can be directed at the Land Use Secretariat.

How do I suggest ideas for articles, discussion topics or resources?

To improve the website and forum, we are open to hearing any ideas or suggestions for articles, topics or resources. Send us a message with any feedback.

How to use the discussion forum

Do I need to sign up to participate?

No, you don’t need to sign up to participate. All users can explore the information, stories and questions in the discussion forum. If you want to post a question or response, you will need to fill out your name, email and organization. Only the name will be displayed to the public – feel free to use a preferred display name. The email and organization information is only used to analyze usage of the discussion forum. We will not share your information with anyone. Read more about our privacy policy.

What type of posts can I create?

The discussion forum is open to any questions, stories or ideas related to land-use planning in Alberta. If you are not sure if your question is suitable or have any questions about using the forum, send us a message.

How do I post a question or topic?

Posting a question is simple. Go to Post a Question and enter in your name, email, organization and question. Only your question and name will be displayed – feel free to use a preferred name you would like to be displayed. For first-time users, all questions and information will be moderated by our team of moderators and should be displayed within 24 hours. We only moderate to ensure spam is reduced and the questions are placed into the best subject. If you are unsure where to ask a question, send us an email and we will help you out.

How do I respond to a topic?

Respond to any topic by completing the form below open topics. You will need to fill out your name, email and organization. Only your name will be displayed – feel free to use a preferred display name. Comments will be moderated before they are displayed, but moderation will be completed within 24 hours of submission. To add a new topic, complete the Post a Question form.

How do I report inappropriate or inaccurate responses

For any questions, concerns or comments, contact the moderators by filling out the contact form. We are happy to address any concerns to ensure all discussions are meaningful.

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