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Land Use Planning Topics: Land Tools Compendium-Adaptive Resuse (scholarly references)

Land Use Planning Topics

Land Tools Compendium: Adaptive Reuse

References that have links are freely available on the internet.


Alberta Environment and Parks (2014). Efficient Use of Land: Implementation Tools Compendium. Government of Alberta.

Created in 2014 by the Government of Alberta, this compendium outlines tools and practices to implement strategies for the efficient use of land. The strategies are targeted to planners, landowners and developers, public land managers, and public service providers – anyone involved in land use decision making. Some of the strategies have been tested and applied within Alberta and other strategies are adapted from planning practices around the world.

Araujo, A., van Koeverden, A., Carter, J., & Peters, A. (2017). Our City, Our Spaces: Adaptive Reuse for Community Benefit.

Many communities in Ontario have been experimenting
 with approaches to reanimate spaces, reinvigorate neighbourhoods, and encourage innovation. Our City, Our Spaces report analyzes 4 case studies of innovative uses of public space