November 22, 2023
Bulldozer bulldozing a wheat field with a city skyline in the background

Edmonton Metropolitan Region and rural landowners lead the way in the preservation of agricultural land

Alberta's farmland is being lost to development. According to the provincial government's 2022 report, Alberta saw a loss of over 23,000 hectares of agricultural land from 2011 to 2020 with an additional loss of 13,071 from 2021 to 2022. Much of the lost land was highly productive crop land. Dr. Brent Swallow, Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics at the University of Alberta, says…

November 9, 2023

NEW PODCAST EPISODE: Edmonton Zoning Bylaw with Trevor Illingworth

EPISODE 3- WE'RE BACK! What's the deal with Edmonton's Zoning bylaw renewal? Join ALI's Aysha Wu and City of Edmonton City Planner Trevor Illingworth to learn all about zoning, the bylaw renewal and what's next for zoning in Edmonton. For more information on the zoning bylaw renewal check out these resources from the City of Edmonton Bylaw Renewal Library Zoning Bylaw Renewal Initiative City Plan…

October 26, 2023
The History of Solar in Alberta Webinar

Solar Alberta’s The History of Solar Energy: Past, Present and Our Uncertain Future

Renewable energy in Alberta has been a hot issue in the news, particularly following the Government’s announcement in August of a 7 month moratorium on the development of renewable energy. The government stated that the moratorium intends to address concerns about land use from municipalities and land owners. The backgrounder about the AUC pause and inquiry can be read here. In response to the announcement,…

October 13, 2023

International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction: Risk Communication

Scorching summer temperatures and smoky skies have increased Albertan’s awareness of natural disaster risk. However, a lack of effective risk communication in the province may be keeping Albertans from understanding the extent to which natural disasters may impact their lives and what action they can take. As part of its endorsement of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Canadian…

September 22, 2023
Alberta Land Institute Call for Proposals

2023 Call for Proposals for Research Grants

The Alberta Land Institute is excited to announce a Call for Proposals for its research grants competition. Open Date: September 22, 2023 Deadline: December 1, 2023 Funding: Maximum of $50,000 per year Project Period: Up to three years Open to: All researchers* Research Areas: Water Licensing Alberta Carbon Sink Potential Sustainable Agriculture: Amidst the Changing Climate Open *Researchers must…