July 6, 2021

A Guide to Green Choices: Ideas and Practical Advice for Land Use Decisions in British Columbia Communities

BC Ministry of Municipal Affairs

A Guide to Green Choices provides practical advice and ideas for local governments making land use decisions. The guide is meant to assist communities of all types (large, small, rural, resort-based, urban, etc.) and maximize both creativity and adaptability to varied scales, specific contexts, and changing on-the-ground conditions. It provides ideas and guidance across seven key issues that or common themes in planning growth and land use: green settlement patterns, protecting natural features, integrating settlements with nature, community economy, transportation choices, social inclusion, and food supply.

A Guide to Green Choices


  • Green Infrastructure
  • Land use and Transportation
  • Transportation
  • Water and Wastewater