Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities – University of Alberta
This report from the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities reviews the Land-use Framework, Alberta Land Stewardship Act and the regional planning process with consideration for rural communities.
Researchers identifies gaps within Alberta’s governance structure for land-use related decisions and the goals of the Land-use Framework:
- Implementation gap
- Knowledge gap
- Scalar gap
- Structural gap
In response to these gaps, the report suggests two options for governance by rural municipalities:
- Large-scale amalgamation of rural municipalities to increase collaboration
- Developing regional sustainability frameworks through cooperation among municipalities and a process to identify common values and goals.
Read more from the full report.