Who We Are
The Alberta Land Institute (ALI) ALI is an independent research institute based at the University of Alberta. We are committed to research that supports and enhances land use policy in the province of Alberta and beyond. ALI’s work focuses on the changing landscape and the ways that planning and policy design can ensure the long-term sustainability of Alberta’s agricultural sector, its water and its natural areas.
Helping Alberta make better land use decisions
Nothing is more important, or more complex, than the choices we make regarding the use of our land, water, and natural resources.
These choices, made by policymakers, producers, and property owners, shape not just our landscape, but also our economy and our quality of life.
Since 2012, we have connected objective research with policies for better land management by:
High-quality research: ALI’s research meets the highest academic standards and has resulted in many graduate theses and peer-reviewed publications in leading journals. View our research
Funding: We support research across multiple disciplines – including planning, economics, engineering, law, and others – by providing or helping to secure project funding. Learn more about our funding programs
Knowledge mobilization: When research teams are ready to report their findings, we share their learnings with policymakers, stakeholders, and the public. We also host and present at workshops and conferences around the world.
Stakeholder engagement: ALI’s independence and commitment to the public interest allows us to bring together diverse groups of stakeholders to share perspectives and exchange knowledge to improve our understanding of the issues facing Alberta and the alternative solutions to them.
As Albertans make decisions that shape our landscape for generations to come, ALI is proud to contribute an objective foundation for discussion, consensus, and decision-making
We work with:
|NONPROFIT AGENCIES||ACADEMIA||LAND USE PLANNERS|
|POLICY-MAKERS||PROVINCIAL AGENCIES||LANDOWNER GROUPS|
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