Land use planning for economic development: guide for municipalities

Questions and resources to help you create a land-use plan for different areas, from a remote or rural area to a downtown business district.

This guide outlines resources and questions to ask to help you develop a land-use plan for your community that incorporates economic development objectives. Questions and resources are organized by zone: rural resource zones, agricultural zones, natural areas and tourism destinations, suburban zones and downtown business districts.

Information includes:

  • why land use planning is important to a community’s economic development
  • questions to ask when creating a land-use plan in different areas
  • planning resources

  • Guide

Author: Department of Municipal Affairs
Department: Municipal Affairs and Housing