This is a comprehensive reference to the legal aspects of smart growth in BC. The Guide explains the current laws and policies that can help or thwart smart growth, which is using land more efficiently. More compact urban centres can reduce the ecological footprint of citizens living in these areas, with less stress on air, land and water. As rapid growth, uncontained urban development, loss of farmland, and sprawl threaten the well-being of our communities, its more important than ever to get it right the first time around.
Sustainable Development; Strategies; Canada; Local Government; Smart Growth BC Institute for new economics
West Coast Environmental Law Research Foundation