CONNECTING RESEARCH AND POLICY FOR BETTER LAND MANAGEMENT

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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.

The Alberta Land Institute (ALI) is an independent research institute founded at the University of Alberta. We promote research to inform public debate and decision-making in the province.


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:

MUNICIPALITIES CORPORATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTES
NONPROFIT AGENCIES ACADEMIA LAND USE PLANNERS
POLICY-MAKERS PROVINCIAL AGENCIES LANDOWNER GROUPS
PRODUCERS    

 

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