Beyond the Horizon: Sustainable Land Use Trends and Opportunities
Real Estate Foundation of BC
In 2018, the Real Estate Foundation of BC partnered with The Firelight Group to examine issues and trends on land use, sustainability, and rural planning. Through this project, we reviewed literature, interviewed land use experts, and conducted a survey of land managers and other professionals. REFBC also commissioned a public opinion poll on land use, sustainability, and rural planning. Their findings are available in a new report, Beyond the Horizon, which consolidates feedback from advisors into five priorities: 1. Coordinate land use actors and initiatives to harmonize planning with a geographic area. 2. Align land use frameworks to guide decision-making and track impacts. 3. Mobilize land use education and outreach to engage citizens and share data. 4. Support Indigenous-led processes for land use planning, management, and governance. 5. Adapt the roles of non-profits to complement Indigenous and local government leadership. The findings from this project will help to inform REFBC’s grantmaking and partnerships.