Urban Growth Definition

Urban growth is defined as the rate of which the population of an urban area increases.  An area of urban growth includes a mix of different types and densities of residential housing along with commercial, institutional and office spaces.

 

Soil Classifications (also for FAQ Is all farmland soil the same?)

http://sis.agr.gc.ca/cansis/nsdb/cli/classdesc.html

http://www.smartgrowth.bc.ca/Portals/0/Downloads/StatsCan%20Agr%20Loss%20to%20Urban%20Areas%20Report.pdf

 

Chernozemic Soil

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernozem

 

Canadians losing the ability to feed themselves

http://www.organicagcentre.ca/NewspaperArticles/na_disappearing_farmland_tb.asp

http://newtrail.ualberta.ca/autumn2012/features/sustainablefoodproduction

http://www.moyak.com/papers/urbanization-agriculture.html

 

Government of Alberta Minister’s Letters

(See PDF’s)

 

FAQ Links

Lesser of Two Evils

http://www.sherwoodparknews.com/2014/05/16/lesser-of-two-evils

 

Is Agriculture in Decline?

https://www.fcc-fac.ca/en/about-fcc/media-newsroom/news-releases/2013/positive-year-for-agriculture-reflected-in-FCC-annual-results.html

https://www.fcc-fac.ca/fcc/about-fcc/corporate-profile/reports/farmland-values/farmland-values-report-2013.pdf

http://www.sherwoodparknews.com/2014/06/30/farming-alive-and-well

http://www.sherwoodparknews.com/2013/09/19/farms-have-worth

 

Edmonton LRT expansion

http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/ets/lrt_projects/southeast-to-west-lrt-mill-woods-to-lewis-farms.aspx

 

Other website links:

http://www.actionforagriculture.com/home

https://sites.google.com/site/unimaginebremner/home

http://www.allamfarms.com/

http://www.fao.org/soils-2015/en/