A Checklist for Evaluating Alberta’s New Land-Use Initiatives
Canadian Institute of Resources Law
This article proposes a checklist for evaluating the likelihood that recent policy initiatives launched by the Government of Alberta will be successful in addressing the province’s pressing land-use issues. The checklist consists of eight questions that highlight the requirements for successful land-use initiatives. Issues addressed include the focus of these initiatives on the management of cumulative environmental effects, their ability to deliver integrated landscape management, and their implementation through land-use planning and the establishment of regulatory limits on the total amount or intensity of the activities that are causing landscape-scale change.
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