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Land-use Planning in Alberta


In response to Alberta's remarkable growth over the past years, the Government of Alberta started a comprehensive initiative to develop a new land-use planning system for the province. Introduced in 2008, the Land-use Framework ushers in a new approach to managing lands and natural resources to achieve Alberta's long-term economic, environmental and social goals.


The framework provides a blueprint for land-use management and decision-making to address Alberta's growth pressures. It is about better managing our growth, not stopping it. The framework is designed to ensure good stewardship of Alberta's lands and natural resources so that future generations of Albertans benefit from the province's natural beauty and prosperity, just as we do today.


The Land-use Framework was developed through extensive consultation with Albertans and their collective feedback formed a provincial vision and set of desired provincial outcomes.