Planning Guides

The resources in this database provide legal mechanisms, innovative policies, and best practices that planners can use to help their communities adapt to climate change, protect green infrastructure, and carry out sustainable land and water use practices.

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Tobacco Reduction

BC Healthy Communities
Published: 2013
This Action Guide supports British Columbia’s local governments in their efforts to build healthier communities for all. It shares promising practices and examples of how local governments can create conditions that support healthy and thriving communities. Actions can include implementing bylaw and policy changes, and supporting programs and partnerships with community stakeholders. The specific actions recommended below are compiled from both evidence-based best practice and promising innovations that are showing results in Canadian communities.

Subject Areas:
  • Health
  • Regulatory Bylaw
  • Sample Plans/Policies/Strategies
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