March 30, 2015

Unscrambling (Sub)Urban Growth

Municipal development is one of ALI’s four main areas of study, and with Unscrambling Sub(urban) Growth, Dr. Sandeep Agrawal, the Director of the University of Alberta Planning Program, is examining one aspect of that subject: the growth of cities. Currently in the midst of a one-year project funded by ALI, Dr. Agrawal is developing a ‘state of knowledge’ report to help us understand what researchers…

March 12, 2015

Living Laboratories Wetlands project kicks off in Rocky View County

When it comes to determining the true cost of restoring wetlands in Alberta, you need to talk to land owners. That premise forms part of the foundation of the Alberta’s Living Laboratory Wetlands Project, and was the central theme of the research program’s public kickoff last night in Rocky View County. Bringing a group of land owners together with representatives from of some of ALI’s partners,…

February 24, 2015

Can we restore your wetland?

Can we restore your wetland? We’re about to find out. This morning, the Alberta Land Institute launched the Alberta’s Living Laboratory Wetlands Project, a multi-year, interdisciplinary research program that will see researchers work in partnership with private land owners to restore wetlands on their property. The objective? To use some of the most advanced scientific techniques available to…

November 20, 2014

Respecting Property Rights

This week saw the introduction of Bill 1, “Respecting Property Rights”, in the Alberta Legislature. Earlier this year, the Alberta Land Institute released A Guide to Property Rights in Alberta, and one of that study’s authors, Dr. Eran Kaplinsky, today posted his observations about this new piece of legislation: Earlier this year, my colleague David Percy and I published A Guide to Property…

June 2, 2014

Over $160,000 Available for Land-use Research

Alberta Land Institute (ALI) at the University of Alberta welcomes interested researchers to submit a research proposal for our following research initiatives: Urban Form, Land Use and Sustainability: Recommendations and Key Research Gaps (up to $45,000 funding available) Linking Environmental Goals with Business Risk Management Programs in Canadian Agriculture (up to $60,000 funding available) Municipal…