Urban Planning and Land Use is the integration of the disciplines of land use planning and transport planning, to explore a very wide range of aspects of the built and social environments of urbanized municipalities and communities.
Urban Planning and Land Use Planning are important in managing the growth of cities, applying tools like zoning to manage the uses of land, and growth management to manage the pace of development. Historically, many of the cities now thought to be most beautiful are the result of dense, long lasting systems of prohibitions and guidance about building sizes, uses and features. These allowed substantial freedoms, yet enforce styles, safety, and often materials in practical ways.
Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw
The City's Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw are the two major community planning documents directing land use in the City of Prince Rupert. They set the stage for how our community develops, and guide Council decision-making. For more information on these documents, as well as rules for building and developing in our community, check out our Building and Developing in Prince Rupert section.