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Adapting to Climate Change in Coastal Areas: Six Steps Local Land Use Planners Can Take by Amber NicolUsing a hazard mitigation lens, environmental planning principles, and coastal planning and climate change adaptation best practices, this article puts forward a six-step approach to help local land use planners prepare for coastal hazards in the context of a changing climate.
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Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan for Whale Cove (Tikirarjuaq)An action plan, a community workbook and a poster were developed to tackle climate change adaptation in Whale Cove.
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Climate Change Survey: Spring 2012: All Years Comparative AnalysisIn the 2009 pre-test respondents were ask to input the top three tools they utilized when addressing the impact of climate change over the last two years. In 2011 and 2012 a survey was distributed to our members to get input on the tools they utilized when addressing the impact of climate change over the last two years. This report is a comparative analysis of data from those surveys.
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Ecological Planning in a Time of Myth-InformationMary-Ellen Tyler emphasizes the ecological context of future planning. Warning us about the “myth-information" that can all too easily mislead us in this new age, Tyler highlights the question “What are we planning for?" We must now plan not so much for an urban “environment" as for an urban ecology, and we must make this kind of planning “human nature." Tyler focuses attention on innovative demonstration projects that embody the necessary type of “how" in response to her primary interest in “why."
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2012-2021 Regional Parks Strategic Plan and Financial Program to Implement the Strategic Plan
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2016 CIP Climate Change PolicyThe Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) believes the impacts of climate change affect and will continue to affect all aspects of our mission to ensure a sustainable future and to shape better communities.
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7 Colors Yunnan Agrifood Technopark - Qujing
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A Case Study of Five Communities in the Columbia BasinThe Communities Adapting to Climate Change (CACC) initiative supports communities to increase their adaptive capacity and resiliency to climate change impacts.
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A Kid’s Guide to Building Great Communities: A Manual for Planners and EducatorsCIP offers this Manual to assist with teaching and learning about urban planning and community development. It provides planners and educators with materials for use with children and youth in a variety of settings. It is particularly useful in a number of areas such as social studies, language arts, science and mathematics.
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A Path Forward: A Regional Planning Toolkit
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A Portrait of Post-modern Planning: Anti-hero or Passionate Pilgrim?Many commentators have argued that the modernist planning project has failed. This paper proposes a way forward for the profession, offering a portrait of the postmodern planner as a passionate pilgrim, a tireless seeker after social, environmental and cultural justice in the planning of human settlements.
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A Tale of Two Suburbs: The Physical Plan and its Implications for Active Transportation
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A Virtuous Circle: How Transportation Demand Management Transformed UBC
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Abu Dhabi Public Realm Design Manual
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Active Living, Children & Youth: What is the Canadian evidence sayingUnder the Healthy Canada by Design CLASP initiative, CIP joined forces with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information to summarize findings from Canadian built environment research conducted between 2007 and 2011...
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Active Transportation, Health And Community Design:What is the Canadian evidence saying?Under the Healthy Canada by Design CLASP initiative, CIP joined forces with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information to summarize findings from Canadian built environment research conducted between 2007 and 2011...
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Alexandra Park Revitalization PlanThis project prepared by Urban Strategies, took a dated social housing complex circa 1960 and, through a very public process, created the design for a revitalized and vibrant neighbourhood providing a variety of housing options, including rental, co-op and condominium style units. Through a self-financing model, the neighbourhood will change over the next 15 years with zero displacement and minimal disruption to the existing residents.
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An Analysis of the Efficacy of Rain gardens for the Protection of Water Resources in Annapolis Royal, NSRain gardens can be a simplistic, cost-effective method to assist in protecting water quality and quantity. They can also increase awareness about management of stormwater and importance of protecting water resources. Heather Chisholm, University of Guelph.
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An Analysis of the Efficacy of Rain gardens for the Protection of Water Resources in Annapolis Royal, NSRain gardens can be a simplistic, cost-effective method to assist in protecting water quality and quantity. They can also increase awareness about management of stormwater and importance of protecting water resources. Produced by Heather Chisholm, University of Guelph.
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An Introduction to Climate Change - A Canadian PerspectiveThis report is an introduction to the science of climate change summarizing Environment Canada’s understanding of the issue and the Canadian response. The report also examines the many possible impacts that a warmer climate will have on Canada and the World.
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Assessing Vulnerability to Climate Change and Flooding in the City of London, Upper Thames River Basin, OntarioA study was undertaken in the Upper Thames River Basin, in Ontario, to assess the risk of and vulnerability to flood and drought under present and future climatic conditions. This article identifies areas of vulnerable populations, which can help improve watershed, emergency preparedness and municipal planning.
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Avenues & Mid-Rise Buildings Study
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Bow to Bluff – Hillhurst – Sunnyside LRT Corridor Revitalization Initative
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Building Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change in Urban Planning in the City of MontrealThis project explores how Montreal's urban planning department is addressing climate change adaptation, identifies adaptation issues and presents a municipal adaptation framework. - Chee F Chan, McGill School of Urban Planning.
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Burnaby Social Sustainability Strategy
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Cambie Corridor Plan
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Can You Hear the Drum Beat? Our 10 Year Vision for Health & Healing
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Channel-Port aux Basques Downtown Design Study
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CIP Forays into Climate ChangeAs a profession, planners have always considered hundred-year storms or the constraints of building in hazardous areas. However, most of us do not view climate change and its undisputable effects as an additional lens through which we have to examine every aspect of our work.
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CIP Model Standard of Practice for Climate Change PlanningThe CIP Model Standard of Practice for Climate Change Planning allows planners to move from recognition of the challenges of climate change – and their professional responsibility to address it – to effective action on both climate change mitigation and adaptation. It presents a framework for addressing climate change that is flexible and meant to be tailored to meet local conditions.
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CIP NewsClimate Change and the Canadian Institute of Planners
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City of Dallas - CityDesign Studio - West Dallas Urban Structure Plan & Guidelines
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City of Edmonton Capital City Downtown Plan
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City of Saskatoon Culture Plan
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City of Toronto Natural Environment Trail StrategyFocused on all aspects of the network of natural trails running though Toronto, this study impressed the jury with its emphasis on the larger environmental context of trails, equitable access and community stewardship. There are some very useful takeaways from this study!
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City of Vancouver: Transportation 2040
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Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan - Clyde River, Nunavut The community of Clyde River has prepared this plan to better prepare for changes that have started or might happen as a result of climate change. It is a first step in a long journey to help the community adjust to climate change.
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Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan - Hall Beach, NunavutAvailable only in English.
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Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan for Cambridge BayThis report outlines a series of research, monitoring, planning and implementation activities that can be undertaken to address the identified potential climate change impacts.
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Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan for Glace Bay, Nova ScotiaThis project report provides the results regarding climate change actions with the community of Glace Bay when considering sea level rise and coastal erosion.
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Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan for IqaluitThe Atuliqtuq project of the Nunavut Climate Change Partnership is an important step to understanding climate change and building capacity in communities to adapt.
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Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan for Iqaluit - EnglishThis project report identifies specific impacts of climate change on Iqaluit, but also highlights ways in which the community can begin to collaborate to effectively respond and adapt to this new and everchanging challenge.
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Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan for Iqaluit - InuktitutThis project report identifies specific impacts of climate change on Iqaluit, but also highlights ways in which the community can begin to collaborate to effectively respond and adapt to this new and everchanging challenge.
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Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan for Stratford, P.E.I.This report aims to integrate relevant existing scientific climate change data and adaptation processes with community knowledge of climate change, in order to develop new tools that incorporate climate change concerns in community planning initiatives.
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Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan for the Hamlet of ArviatThe objective of this project is to raise overall awareness of climate change in Nunavummiut and to assist the community with identifying appropriate responses to the potential local effects of climate change.
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Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan for the Hamlet of Arviat (Inuktitut)The objective of this project is to raise overall awareness of climate change in Nunavummiut and to assist the community with identifying appropriate responses to the potential local effects of climate change (Inuktitut.
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Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan for Whale CoveAn action plan, a community workbook and a poster were developed to tackle climate change adaptation in Whale Cove.
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Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan: Clyde River, NunavutThe community of Clyde River has prepared this plan to better prepare for changes that have started or might happen as a result of climate change. This plan includes three parts: desired results, methods that will be used to achieve the results, and specific steps that will be taken.
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Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan: Hall Beach. Nunavut, March 2008Hall Beach is already experiencing the effects of climate change, and there are further changes projected. These projected climate changes are of considerable concern in the community. Through a combination of research and consultation, priority impacts have been identified with respect to infrastructure and community well-being.
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Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Through Urban Agriculture: A Montreal Case StudyWhen local governments create policy conducive to urban agriculture, it becomes an effective and significant climate change adaptation and mitigation strategy. Julia Lebedeva, McGill School of Urban Planning.
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Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Through Urban Agriculture: A Montreal Case StudyWhen local governments create policy conducive to urban agriculture, it becomes an effective and significant climate change adaptation and mitigation strategy. - Julia Lebedeva, McGill School of Urban Planning.
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Climate Change Adaptation in Glenburnie-Birchyhead-Shoalbrook, NFDThe goal of this Adaptation Plan for Glenburnie-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook is to assist the community in making decisions and planning for land use and investment that will mitigate the negative impacts of climate change and help to capitalize on the benefits of climate change.
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Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Glenburnie-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook, v. 1Natural Resources Canada and CIP have partnered to develop this climate change adaptation plan for Glenburnie-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook, with the goal to build awareness and expertise on climate change within Canadian communities.
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Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Glenburnie-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook, v. 2The goal of this Adaptation Plan for Glenburnie-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook is to assist the community in making decisions and planning for land use and investment that will mitigate the negative impacts of climate change and help to capitalize on the benefits of climate change.
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Climate Change Adaptation Plan for KugluktukA local climate change adaptation plan was developed for Kugluktuk, as part of the Nunavut Climate Change Adaptation Planning project.
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Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Kugluktuk (Inuinnaqtun)A local climate change adaptation plan was developed for Kugluktuk, as part of the Nunavut Climate Change Adaptation Planning project.
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Climate Change And Environmental Planning: Best Practices for Rural CommunitiesThis poster looks at various best practices and different approaches to climate change adaptation in rural regions. - Chris Black, University of Guelph.
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Climate Change Benchmarking Survey - February 2011In 2011, planners across Canada were surveyed on their knowledge of climate change and whether climate change was a consideration in daily professional planning work.
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Climate Change Benchmarking Survey - March 2012In 2012, planners across Canada were surveyed again on their knowledge of climate change and whether climate change was a consideration in daily professional planning work. These are the results from that survey.
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Climate Change Benchmarking Survey - November 2009In 2009, planners across Canada were surveyed on their knowledge of climate change and whether climate change was a consideration in daily professional planning work.
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Climate Change in Prince George: Summary of Past Trends and Future ProjectionsIn the city of Prince George, flooding and increased risk of forest fire is already taking place as a result of climate change. An adaptation strategy was developed and described in this poster. Ian M. Picketts, University of Northern British Columbia.
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Climate Change Planning: Case Studies from Canadian Communities 2012This collection of case studies originates from CIP members across Canada. A request was sent to all CIP members seeking climate change planning projects that could be replicated in other jurisdictions or planning practices. The following ten case studies, spanning the country, were selected for presentation.
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Climate Change: Canadian Cities are doing their shareCities have a large role to play in developing and implementing policies that address climate change and its impact, and their success in this area will have a direct impact on citizens’ quality of life. Examples from Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal are discussed.
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Climate is Changing: We Must Change TooThis poster presents a climate change adaptation plan prepared for Whale Cove, Nunavut.
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Climate is Changing: We Must Change Too (Inuktitut version)This poster presents a climate change adaptation plan prepared for Whale Cove, Nunavut. (Inuit version)
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Cochrane Open Space Master Plan
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Cogswell Transformed: A Plan for the Redevelopment of the Cogswell Interchange Cogswell Transformed is an innovative plan which sets out a comprehensive and inspirational vision for the redevelopment of the Cogswell interchange in the Halifax Regional Municipality.
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Community Adaptation to Climate Change in B.C.In the city of Prince George, flooding and increased risk of forest fire is already taking place as a result of climate change. An adaptation strategy was developed and described in this poster. Ian Picketts, University of Northern British Columbia.
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Community Energy Planning: Critical Actions for SuccessCommunity Energy Plans (CEP) provides communities with local action plans that address climate change at the operational level. And while each Canadian community is unique and has different needs based on size, location and resources, many CEPs contain common elements.
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Community Plan Design Build: An Approach to Change
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Community Resilience to Flood Hazard: How do cross-scale institutions influence adaptability?“Cross-jurisdictional institutions” are the formal and informal rules, norms and values used by individuals and groups to mediate interactions between governments. This poster studies cross-jurisdictional influence over flood-management in the Fraser Valley. Erica Boettcher, UBC School of Community & Regional Planning.
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Complete Streets for NiagaraStreets are for people not just cars. “Tools before rules” was the motto for this project, which produced a handbook documenting extensive public input, goals, objectives, policies and clear illustrations; a discussion paper outlining the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders, and a pilot project. A walking audit of the pilot project allowed stakeholders and residents to measure physical attributes and visualise streetscape improvements.
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Cycling Through WinterCycling Through Winter presents a good discussion on the cycling experiences and path maintenance issues across a number of winter cities. An emerging topic for planners today, as demand for cycling infrastructure grows, the article featured clear and concise graphics, was well organized and offered readers thorough recommendations on the inclusion of alternative transportation in urban centers. The author also provides a good comparison on how other winter cities across the globe are adapting their designs for four season use.
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District of Saanich Case StudyUsing the District of Saanich as a case study, this poster reports on the benefits of aligning density and adaptation strategies.
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Downtown Moves: Transforming Ottawa's StreetsStarting with a comprehensive visioning process to develop strategic direction the study identifies a typology of downtown Ottawa streets with specific design approaches to address efficient use of right of way, creation of identity, enhancement of urban quality and pedestrian and cyclist comfort.
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Downtown Sudbury Master Plan & Action Strategy
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Downtown Tomorrow: Linking Orillia’s Core to the Water
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Downtown Underpass Urban Design Guidelines
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Edmonton's WinterCity Strategy and Implementation PlanEdmonton has embraced the idea of winter programming through a focussed strategy that combines research into successes in other cities and consultation with citizens to produce ‘a blizzard of ideas’ for making the city more active and social in the winter months. The plan addresses implementation with both a new staff position and Advisory Council. The report is highly usable by other northern cities for both precedents and ideas.
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Eglinton ConnectsEglinton Connects is an excellent and comprehensive report on the redevelopment of Eglinton Avenue as a multi-modal connector spanning the City of Toronto. The redesign integrates light rail transit, bicycle lanes, and more extensive landscaping into the corridor along with land use and development guidelines for properties lining many kilometers of the avenue.
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Eglinton Crosstown Design Framework
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Enhancing Canada's Adaptive Capacity Through Better Use of Climate Knowledge in Land Use PlanningWith appropriate land use planning, Canadian communities can increase their capacity to withstand adverse weather impacts and adapt to climate change. Jose Otero, McGill School of Urban Planning.
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Enhancing Canada's Adaptive Capacity Through Better Use of Climate Knowledge in Land Use PlanningWith appropriate land use planning, Canadian communities can increase their capacity to withstand adverse weather impacts and adapt to climate change. Jose Otero, McGill School of Urban Planning.
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Expiring Operating Agreements Planning Guide Expiring Operating Agreements – A Planning Guide for BC’s Non-Profit Housing Societies is a technical manual specifically produced for the non-profit housing providers and administrators in British Columbia. As their government subsidized mortgages expire, this manual provides vital information for housing providers to move to a funding model where they will become self-sufficient and solely responsible for their continuing financial viability.
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From the Senior Editor - We've Got to Have a Plan This article discusses the implications of climate change in the local planning profession.
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Giiwedaa – Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek Comprehensive Community Plan
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Growing Malcolm Island Malcolm Island, situated off the northern end of Vancouver Island, has a population of over 600 full time residents. Without the support of a strong local governance system, the residents, in collaboration with EcoPlan, identified a need to ignite the local economy.
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Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Urban Forest Master Plan (UFMP) - A neigbhourhood scale approach to planningThe Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Urban Forest Master Plan was completed with a unique collaboration between Dalhousie University and the HRM. This project is very comprehensive which began with an inventory of the urban forest and resulted in a priority based action plan to sustain Halifax’s Urban Forest.
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Hall Beach, Nunavut, October 2007 - March, 2008Hall Beach is already experiencing the effects of climate change, and there are further changes projected. These projected climate changes are of considerable concern in the community. Through a combination of research and consultation, priority impacts have been identified with respect to infrastructure and community well-being.
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Health Equity And Community Design: What is the Canadian evidence saying?Under the Healthy Canada by Design CLASP initiative, CIP joined forces with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information to summarize findings from Canadian built environment research conducted between 2007 and 2011...
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Healthy Communities Legislative Comparison SurveyCIP commissioned a high-level survey of planners across Canada to compare the legislative, administrative and policy frameworks that support the creation of healthy communities. The report was completed in December 2013.
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Healthy Communities Practice GuideThis guide is designed for planning practitioners to help them in their work towards healthier communities, and to increase the understanding of the supporting role that health practitioners can play in reaching our common goals. It provides a framework for considering the interconnected aspects of a healthy community, and includes practical examples of how others are accomplishing their goals.
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Housing Choices: Second Units This project has taken a sensitive local issue, reduced its key issues to simple and clear logic and provided a well-reasoned solution that will benefit the community at large.
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Hurontario/Main Street Corridor Master Plan
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Investing in New York's Future. Affordable Rental Housing in Mixed Income ProjectsDr. Tsenkova’s well-researched article provides an invaluable presentation of the affordable rental housing mechanisms and policy context in New York City. The author presents the innovative financing mechanisms implemented in a clear and meaningful way. The discussion of the New York City experience provides good insights that could have an impact in the provision of affordable housing in Canadian cities.
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It's the Right Thing to do - or is it? Contemporary Issues in Planning EthicsSue Hendler defines planning ethics and goes on to summarize both the past and the possible futures of the field. Using a typology of five aspects of planning ethics, she outlines issues which she believes will help shape the field over the next several years.
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James Square
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Land Use Issues and the Changing EconomyPlanning the urban and rural areas in Canada is becoming increasingly complex as changes in economic, consumer and work force behaviour continue. The complexity is further affected by the increasing speed of change within the production, distribution and consumption cycle.
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Le premier Plan métropolitain d'aménagement et de développement du Grand Montréal
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Lessons from the City of TorontoThis poster draws on adaptation planning at the City of Toronto to identify challenges and opportunities for enhancing the adaptive capacity of communities.
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Local Climate Change Visioning: A New Process for Community Planning and Outreach Using Visualization Tools The Local Climate Change Visioning process uses realistic 3D imagery and spatial modelling of alternative climate futures at the neighbourhood scale to address climate change causes, projected impacts, and possible adaptation/ mitigation choices holistically.
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Maple Creek Heritage District Implementation PlanThe Maple Creek Heritage District Implementation Plan is being given an award of merit for a plan that sets out simple, straight forward and highly implementable goals with tangible and immediate outcomes. The preparation of the plan included a high level of community engagement and produced a plan that reflects the community’s vision and spurred the community into action before its completion indicating early success. The Plan is concise, easy to read and well put together making it accessible to a broader audience.
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Masterplanning for Land West of Thame Park Road, Thame, Oxfordshire, EnglandThis local residential plan is implementing a planning permission in the Town of Thame, England. It is the first permission of its kind to be adopted through the neighbourhood planning process as enacted through the UK Localism Act 2011.
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Mediation for Land Use Decision-MakingThe City of Calgary has developed a Planning Mediation Program (PMP) to help resolve difficult land-use and enforcement issues. The PMP uses private sector mediators who are contracted to work with disputants such as community associations, developers, and special-interest groups.
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Municipal Case Studies: CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE PLANNING PROCESS - Calgary
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Municipal Case Studies: CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE PLANNING PROCESS - Graham Island
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Municipal Case Studies: CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE PLANNING PROCESS - New Brunswick
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Municipal Case Studies: CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE PLANNING PROCESS - Salluit
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New Monaco Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan
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North Pigeon Lake Area Structure Plan
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Notes from the Field, May 2008The journey of a university professor, climate change scientists and government officials who travelled to Clyde River, Nunavut, with the goal of enhancing the resilience of Inuit communities.
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Nunavut ToolkitThe purpose of the Toolkit is to help Nunavut communities to plan for climate change adaptation. The Toolkit will expedite adaptation planning efforts and will ensure that the approaches used to develop climate change adaptation plans are similar. The Toolkit is a cost-effective way for smaller communities to prepare a Climate Change Adaptation Plan (CCAP) under the guidance of a planner. The Toolkit is based on lessons learned from completing CCAPs in seven Nunavut communities.
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Our 21st Century Challenge: Healthier CommunitiesRecently released data from the Canadian Health Measurement Survey “show that fi tness levels of children and youth have declined significantly since 1981, regardless of age or sex. Fitness levels of adults have also declined, particularly among younger adults. Among youth aged 15 to 19, the percentage whose waist circumference put them at an increased or high risk of health problems more than tripled.”
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Our Healing Journey: Pikangikum First Nation’s Comprehensive Community Health PlanThe Pikangikum First Nation (PFN) undertook the development of a Comprehensive Community Health Plan (CCHP) as a healing journey for their community. It was based on their Community Health Needs Assessment, which was in turn built on extensive community engagement, research and analysis. The CCHP is an innovative, accessible and “implementation ready” plan which translated the PFN’s needs, strengths, and vision into tangible actions.
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OurWinnipeg/SpeakUpWinnipeg
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Parkland County Environmental Conservation Master PlanParkland County’s Environmental Conservation Master Plan, Phase 1, inventories the county’s Environmentally Significant Areas (ESA’s), and outlines beneficial management practices for habitats throughout the county.
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Perspective on Climate Change: Benchmarking CIP member 2012This report represents the conclusion of the benchmarking and focus group process. It reviews the benchmarking surveys of 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012. Also, the outcome of the seven focus groups, while presented in a report in 2011, is included in this report to allow for a comprehensive analysis.
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Perspectives on Planning for Agriculture and Food Security in the CommonwealthPlanning for food security in the Commonwealth is a unique task that covers many subjects, faces many challenges, and has many inspiring opportunities for success. A number of perspectives on these challenges and opportunities are covered in this document. These topics are evolving and represent a snap-shot in time. This compilation of documents contains a top ten list of tools and strategies that any Commonwealth planner could use to move forward in planning for food security.
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Place D'Armes (Bilingual - 2013)
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Planned Creativity - My First Planning Assignment How planning affected the life of a northern community.
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Planning for Climate Change and Coastal Zone Management: Land Use Vulnerability, Hazard, and Exposure in Halifax Harbour, Halifax Regional MunicipalityThe areas and land uses adjacent to Halifax Harbour are at risk of damage as a result of future climate change. Policy options that can minimize the hazard, exposure and vulnerability of residents and property in the coastal zone are proposed. Amanda Kosloski, Dalhousie University.
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Planning for Climate Change and Coastal Zone Management: Land Use Vulnerability, Hazard, and Exposure in Halifax Harbour, Halifax Regional MunicipalityThe areas and land uses adjacent to Halifax Harbour are at risk of damage as a result of future climate change. Policy options that can minimize the hazard, exposure and vulnerability of residents and property in the coastal zone are proposed. Amanda Kosloski, Dalhousie University.
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Planning for Climate Change in Coastal Regions of Tantramar, NB: Risks And RecommendationsThe Tantramar Planning District, located on the coastline of Bay of Fundy, has several areas at risk of coastal flooding and erosion associated with climate change. Planning recommendations have been developed to address this potential threat. Sabrina Hood, Dalhousie University.
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Planning for Climate Change in Coastal Regions of Tantramar, NB: Risks And RecommendationsThe Tantramar Planning District, located on the coastline of Bay of Fundy, has several areas at risk of coastal flooding and erosion associated with climate change. Planning recommendations have been developed to address this potential threat. Sabrina Hood, Dalhousie University.
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Planning for Climate Change: A strategic, value-based approach for urban planners
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Planning for the Impacts of Climate Change on Traditional Agricultural Communities: A Case Study of the Mennonite and Amish of Southwestern OntarioAgriculture is among the most frequently cited human systems likely to be affected by climate change. Mennonite and Amish communities have adapted coping measures to maintain farm and sustainability in spite of weather related events. Rian Allen, University of Guelph.
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Planning for the Impacts of Climate Change on Traditional Agricultural Communities: A Case Study of the Mennonite and Amish of Southwestern OntarioAgriculture is among the most frequently cited human systems likely to be affected by climate change. Mennonite and Amish communities have adapted coping measures to maintain farm and sustainability in spite of weather related events. Rian Allen, University of Guelph.
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Planning the Digital CityThis article summarizes a keynote address that was delivered to the 1999 CIP Conference. It looks at how the global information society is reshaping urban systems, cities, towns and communities, and what planners could be doing to anticipate and respond to these radical transformations in work, living, business and urban environments. Seven "key drivers" of change are presented, thus providing a framework to help planners analyze change in their own communities. Some urban outcomes associated with these trends are described.
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Planning vs. Human Rights? The Case of Minimum Separation Distances
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Planning, Politics and Climate Change: Research Results Results from a study on the local politics of climate change are summarized to offer insights for planners on how climate change decisions are made by local governments.
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PlanSJ - Saint John's new Municipal Plan
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Preparing for Climate Change Impacts in local, regional and state governments This article reviews a tool, designed for public decision makers, to reduce climate change impacts: "Preparing for Climate Change: A Guidebook for Local, Regional and State Governments", written by the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington and the office of King County Executive Ron Sims, in association with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.
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Project Overview: Mainstreaming Climate Change Tools for the Professional Planning CommunityThis backgrounder provides an overview to the work CIP and NRCan are currently conducting to bring climate change awareness to professional planners across Canada.
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Public Spaces, Activity and Urban Form Strategic Framework, Saskatoon City Centre Plan Phase 1
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Public-Private ParnershipsThis poster focuses on bridging the business sector and the government in implementing climate change adaptation programs through fostering stronger private-public partnerships.
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Queen's University Campus Master PlanQueen's University Campus Master Plan is a thoughtful framework to guide the physical evolution of the university in a coordinated and strategic manner. The plan is respectful of the campus’ heritage, is considerate of the surrounding communities and aligns with the city’s goals for the area. It will connect the Main and West campuses through enhanced streetscape and make them equivalent in amenities, but not identical in design.
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Réaménagement de la place Pierre-Boucher et du parc du PlatonLa Place Pierre Boucher combines appreciation of local, social, cultural, historical and archeological features as well as social aspects in an exemplary urban design that is sympathetic to the existing context and executed in an exciting modern vernacular.
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Reclaiming Indigenous PlanningReclaiming Indigenous Planning is a varied and interesting collection of 70 essays edited by Ryan Walker, Ted Jojola, and David Natcher to capture many facets of the history and current experiences of aboriginal peoples internationally, with a focus on communities across Canada. The book assembles case studies and personal narratives to demonstrate “the critical need for Indigenous communities to reclaim control of the political, socio-cultural, economic and environmental agendas that shape their lives”.
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Region of Peel Economic Study: Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Investment Beyond 2031The Region of Peel Economic Study provides an economic model of long-range direction, and supports efforts to understand growth implications through the effective allocation of scarce resources towards potable water and wastewater infrastructure.
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Renaissance Thinkers for a Fragmented World
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Renewable Energy: Exploring Options for Farmers, Rural Landowners, and Rural Communities Renewable energy is poised to become one of the key topics for rural communities in Canada. Increasing numbers of communities, local cooperatives, and individuals are getting involved in renewable energy development, driven by a host of potential benefits.
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Rideau Canal Multi-use Crossing
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River Valley + Tributaries Park Concept Plan
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Rural Communities & Climate Change University of GuelphThis poster provides a discussion on the impacts of climate change on rural communities and its implications for rural planning practice.
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Rural HandbookThe purpose of the Handbook is to help small Canadian communities to prepare and implement a Climate Change Adaptation Plan (CCAP). The Handbook focuses on small Canadian communities3, as CIP has learned from its surveys and focus groups that there is a pressing need in these communities for assistance to address the impacts of climate change.
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Ryerson University Advanced Studio 2008: Urban Heat Island Mitigation ToolkitThe Urban Heat Island Mitigation Strategy Toolkit outlines a diverse set of mitigation strategies, including cool pavement, cool roofs, green walls, urban forestry, shade, other technologies and public art and community engagement.
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Ryerson University Advanced Studio 2008: Urban Heat Island Mitigation Toolkit The UHI effect occurs when heat from solar radiation is absorbed by man made surfaces such as rooftops and pavement and then released into the air increasing the temperature of the area. It has detrimental impacts on public health, and is a direct cause of increased energy usage from the use of air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
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Sea Level Rise Adaptation Primer - A Toolkit to Build Adaptive Capacity on Canada's South CoastsThe document includes an excellent glossary, summary tables, provincial legislation summaries, municipal bylaws, and extensive listed and web linked bibliography. It was a pleasure to read and review and should be within easy reach of politicians, planners, students, conservation authorities, and citizens alike.
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Shifting Gears: The Emergence of Cycle Tracks in The Canadian Urban LandscapeThe author provided a timely and relevant article articulating the emerging importance of cycle tracks as different modes of transportation increase in use and development in Canadian communities. This article clearly identifies the benefits and challenges in North American cities and should be used to better inform decisions of any future cycling infrastructure.
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Spirit Garden, Thunder Bay Waterfront
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Taking the PulseBenchmarking Planning for Healthier Communities - Questionnaire Results
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Taking the Pulse 2
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The Basics of Climate Change Learn the basics of Climate Change.
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The Business of Land Use PlanningThe capital costs of infrastructure, as well as the cost of maintenance and replacement costs, combined with a limited range of revenue generating tools, is creating challenges for many communities. As all/ land use decisions made by a community ultimately create fiscal outcomes it is critical for these decisions to consider the financial effects of development.
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The North Saanich Whole Community Agricultural Strategy
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The Old Versus the NewDuring the last decade, major government interventions shaped the urban pattern at many levels. Quality of life improved for many, but the legacy of sprawl remains. To effect change, a fundamental reordering of priorities is required, and it will be incumbent upon the planning profession to find ways to assert some influence over the tough choices that lie ahead.
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The Parklandia ProjectParklandia was conceived to introduce school-aged children to the concepts and principles of land use and municipal planning and to the planning profession as a whole. Through a three month long program, Grade six students in Parkland County, Alberta participated in the development of a project in Parklandia, a fictitious community which struggled with the competing interests of the development community, the elected officials and stakeholders.
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The Potential for District Energy SystemsIn the face of a changing climate and an uncertain energy future, it is imperative for municipal governments to become more involved in energy planning.
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The Qu'Appelle Valley Integrated Tourism StrategyThe Qu’Apple Valley Integrated Tourism Strategy provides the vision for tourism development within the Qu’Apple Valley Calling Lakes Region. The relationship between the Fire Hills Qu’Apple Tribal Council, the Planning Commission and Tourism Saskatchewan provides an excellent model for engagement of First Nations in tourism planning.
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The Thompson Economic Diversification Working Group ProcessThe Thompson Economic Diversification Working Group Process reflects the power of partnership and common purpose between municipal governments, Aboriginal peoples, local business organisations and the resource sector as direct responses to the challenges of Canada’s northern urban centers and opportunities for sustainable economic growth.
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The Tower Neighbourhood Renewal Initiative
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The Urban Sprawl Debate: Myths, Realities and Hidden AgendasThis paper argues that the intense anti-sprawl rhetoric focused on suburban residential growth, especially in Toronto, is misplaced, and is driven largely by implicit agendas other than the effective management of urban development.
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Thomas AdamsAdams was born in 1871 on a dairy farm just outside of Edinburgh, Scotland, and in his early twenties he even operated a farm himself. From these agrarian roots, he went on to become a founding member of the British Town Planning Institute, founder of the Town Planning Institute of Canada and a founding member of the American City Planning Institute, forerunner of the American Institute of Planners.
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Three Books on Planning
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Tools for Promoting Green Building in Private Development: A Strategic Assessment of Options for the Vancouver RegionBuildings are consistently identified as a significant contributor to energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. If implemented successfully, the widespread adoption of green building practices and standards would serve both to mitigate the causes of climate change and to foster resiliency.
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Tools for Promoting Green Building in Private Development: A Strategic Assessment of Options for the Vancouver RegionBuildings are consistently identified as a significant contributor to energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. If implemented successfully, the widespread adoption of green building practices and standards would serve both to mitigate the causes of climate change and to foster resiliency.
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Town of Trinity Municipal Plan and Development Regulations
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Town of Truro Community Plan
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Township of Langley Age-friendly Strategy The Township of Langley, recognizing its aging demographic, undertook to develop an age-friendly strategy. CitySpaces Consulting Ltd. tackles the issue of aging with clear, simple actions and a progression of ideas that are easy to follow. Introduction of new engagement tactics using computers with students helping seniors was a powerful inter-generational method to compile results from its pop-up road shows.
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Transit-Supportive Guidelines
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TransLink Transit Oriented Communities Design Guidelines
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Tunney's Pasture Master Plan The Tunney’s Pasture Master Plan is implementing the federal government’s long-term vision for this major employment campus in the City of Ottawa. Based on a strategic vision, the plan identifies how future development could transform this area into a leading-edge employment centre based on mixed use and transit-friendly principles.
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UniverCity
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Urban Heat Islands: A Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for MontrealThis poster maps UHI risks across the island of Montreal, examines the nature of the problem at the local scale, and recommends a neighbourhood-focused approach to UHI adaptation.
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Urban Heat Islands: A Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Montreal This project maps UHI risks across the island of Montreal, examines the nature of the problem at the local scale, and recommends a neighbourhood-focused approach to UHI adaptation.
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Urban Heat Islands: A Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Montreal This study of climate change adaptation evaluates urban heat islands (UHI) in Montreal and makes recommendations for a neighbourhood-focused approach, with climate-sensitive private and public investments to help increase vegetation coverage and reduce areas of dark impermeable surfaces.
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Urban Planning and Multiculturalism: Beyond SensitivityMulticulturalism brings up culture alongside race, class, and gender as the bases of defining differences in community needs. This paper argues that such differences should be accommodated by revising planning policies, regulations, processes and standards, and by rethinking planning principles to serve all groups fairly.
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Vision 2051
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Weathering Climate Change: Community Adaptation to Inland Flooding This poster explores current research on climate change adaptation planning and design in Australia, North America and Europe to provide an overview of climate change adaptation to inland flooding as well as the effects of climate change on the planning profession.
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Weathering Climate Change: Community Adaptation to Inland Flooding This report explores current research on climate change adaptation planning and design in Australia, North America and Europe to provide an overview of climate change adaptation to inland flooding as well as the effects of climate change on the planning profession.
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Where Planning Meets Multiculturalism A View of Planning Practice in the Greater Toronto AreaPlanners' experience with ethno-cultural diversity in the Greater Toronto Area was identified at a one-day York University conference called Planning in a Multicultural Region. Examples illustrate how ethnicity and culture affect planning practice in a variety of ways – beyond conflicts over land use and across typical divisions within the profession. Experience suggests that planners continue to struggle with the appropriate role for ethnicity and culture in the planning process.
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Working It Out Together: Pikangikum First Nation's Community Health Needs AssessmentThis project, developed by Beringia Community Planning Inc. in association with the Pikangikum First Nation, examines a very important issue in aboriginal planning – community based health planning. Using a community development approach, the process was driven from the bottom-up allowing for capacity building and healing through planning. The approach went well beyond the identification of health needs and looked at employment, housing and governance.
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Workshop Presentation: Mainstreaming Climate Change Tools for the Professional Planning Community presented in Sackville, NBThis presentation provides an overview to the work CIP and NRCan are currently conducting to bring climate change awareness to professional planners across Canada.
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Yellowknife Smart Growth Development Plan
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