June 7, 2013

Assessing Property Rights and Land Use in Alberta

ALI Research Project to Shed Light on Key Land-use Issues What are the key issues surrounding property rights and land-use regulations in Alberta? One of ALI’s first research projects will address this question and the challenges facing the province today. “Our project is designed to make property rights clear for all stakeholders, including policymakers and land owners,” says Professor Eran…

June 3, 2013

Property Rights Legislation & Policies in Alberta: Part 2

How can private rights be protected without compromising the public good? 2012 Bill 6: Property Rights Advocate Act Called for the creation of a Property Rights Advocate that reports to the Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General. The purpose of the Advocate is to act as “a mechanism” for Albertans to voice their concerns, working to provide “impartial and independent information to deal with…

May 31, 2013

Property Rights Legislation & Policies in Alberta: Part 1

The 2008 Alberta Land-use Framework was created in response to Alberta’s rapid growth during the past decade. Its objective was to find a better way to coordinate land-use issues and, ideally, reduce conflict and increase sustainability in our province. Five years after its release, challenges remain in the area of property rights in Alberta. Land-use Framework Developed over a three-year period,…

May 30, 2013

Taking A Closer Look at Property Rights: Alberta Land Institute funds research project to examine governance & regulation

Property rights are a controversial issue in Alberta. A number of land-use statutes and policies have been developed in recent years that have encouraged public debate. As the dust settles there  is opportunity to clarify and examine the remaining challenges facing Albertans today in understanding property rights. Alberta Land Institute is supporting a research project that explores key issues and…

April 29, 2013

New ALI Funding Available for Land-use Research

Alberta Land Institute (ALI) is pleased to announce that it will provide funding in two exciting research areas. The application deadline is 4 p.m. June 28, 2013. It is expected that successful applicants will be notified by August 15, 2013. Research funding opportunities will cover municipal development and governance, which include: Assessing the Current Governance Framework for Land-use Planning…