The City of Regina outlines standards and specifications when it comes to development of land or buildings for both residential and commercial use. The Zoning Bylaw published by the City of Regina provides these standards related to their land use zones and regulate the construction, reconstruction, alteration and use of buildings, structures and land for residence, business and industrial. Specifications describe the materials and work required for development which provides certainty in the end result, whether it be quality and / or aesthetically. The City of Regina also provides detailed guidance on the maintenance and development of its urban forest for both public green spaces and private residences through The City of Regina Urban Forest Management Strategy and Tree Planting Priorities, Requirements, Procedures and Specifications
The reason communities have standards is to protect the integrity of the outcome of the development and to protect the local biophysical environment, such as the plants, animals, soil and water around it. Essentially, they want developments to fit into the area, developments and areas to look good and to protect and work with the external environment around it.