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Alberta Land Institute (ALI) is pleased to announce that it will provide funding in two exciting research areas. (more…)
Institute Awards Grants for Research in Property Rights, Wetlands and Agricultural Land Loss (more…)
Innovative Land Management
Rich in opportunity, Alberta's land base offers an abundance of economic, environmental and social resources. As the province continues to grow, increasing demands on its limited land base are amplified, while competition among various stakeholders for land-use heightens. As a result, the need to establish visionary public policy that addresses current land-use issues in Alberta while striking a balance between maintaining a healthy natural environment and providing sufficient economic opportunities for all becomes paramount.
Globally, our population is expected to grow from seven billion in 2012 to over nine billion by 2050. This rapid growth and the drive to maintain or improve standard of living increases the demand for resources and has a profound impact on land-use. Climate change, food security, loss of agricultural land, habitat loss, growing water scarcity, energy and other resource extraction are all contributing factors to the increasing demands being made on our limited land base around the world.
The Alberta Land Institute (ALI) leverages the multi-disciplinary research capacity of academic institutions and other organizations to develop, design, evaluate and support the implementation of innovative land-use policy options. ALI supports more informed land-use decisions by providing policy makers and land-users information that considers environmental, economic and social objectives as well as their impacts and potential trade-offs on the land base.
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