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Formalized Impact Benefit Agreements (IBAs) between communities and resource project proponents are increasingly popular for defining benefits and mitigating adverse effects of natural resource development. These agreements are contracts signed by project developers, governments and impacted communities. This session will share a suite of planning student presentations from the School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM-Planning) Planning Program related to IBAs and Indigenous governance. While there is considerable information available about IBAs, significant gaps remain. There is an absence of research and knowledge to help communities, practitioners, and policymakers evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of these agreements. Also lacking are the fiscal mechanisms possible in IBAs, which ultimately determine who gets what, and what is fair. Underscoring the research are questions surrounding the growing tension between market-oriented resource development policies and growing recognition of Indigenous rights. This session will speak to these gaps, providing IBA models and case studies illustrating pathways for improving IBA structure and outcomes.
This session will look into some of the latest tools planners and architects are using to assess the human experience of the built environment. Car and technology companies have long been using these tools to help market their products; now planners can use them to understand the human experience of the built environment and how human perception is relational, meant for one-on-one interaction. They can help to create safer and healthier places and spaces for people. This session will present studies using mobile eye-tracking and galvanic skin response (GSR) monitors to reveal how the nervous system acts subliminally, directing our behaviour without conscious awareness or control. Participants will gain understanding of essential human biology and learn how we can track and record hidden behaviours that lay the foundation for the experience of place.
According to Revenue Canada, the United Church of Canada and the National Trust for Canada, close to 10,000 of Canada’s 28,000 church buildings will close in the next ten years. The Trinity Centres Foundation was established in 2018 as a pan-Canadian charitable organization with the goal of restoring and repurposing underutilized churches across Canada. TCF is creating dynamic new community hubs for various neighbourhood uses, applying a new social business model that generates both societal and economic value. The Foundation is committed to enabling churches to bring about positive change while maintaining a secure financial future. In the process, they are finding innovative ways to deliver services, advance social inclusion and revitalize communities and local neighbourhoods. With case studies from Montreal, Calgary and Kitchener Ontario, this presentation will explore the TCF model of: • Assembling community hubs in churches across Canada • Creating a Diversified Impact Investment Fund • Creating a shared services operating model.
This presentation will discuss BC’s response to COVID-19 for people experiencing homelessness and women and children fleeing violence. We will share data demonstrating the pandemic’s impact and outcomes for the emergency shelter and transition house sectors in BC and the effects on the people they serve. The presentation will discuss how the information collected from emergency shelter and transition house providers informs BC Housing’s planning and decision-making during the pandemic, and its usefulness for future pandemic and emergency planning.

Elevation 2.0 - SS-20: Fast & Funny Presentations

July 06, 2022 | Posted byPublié par : CIP | 2.0, Elevation
Short, back-to-back planning presentations that will make you laugh or make you think, featuring:
• Can We Use Phenomenological Tools in Planning? How to Understand and Use Indigenous Life World Experiences in Research
• My Backyard Dream Home, Episode 1: Granny in the Backyard
• Planners Taking Action: Listening and Learning from the PIBC Climate Action Subcommittee Sharing Circle
• Uncommon Answers to Common Planning Questions (Or the Answers We Wish We Could Give)
• Reimagining Canadian Housing: How Do We Want to Live?
In a region which has seen exponential change in housing prices, home ownership is increasingly out of reach in most of British Columbia’s urban centres. Strong growth pressures, historically low vacancies, and rent increases stressed tenants. In a fun, interactive session with fast-paced presentations, four BC municipalities—Burnaby, New Westminster, City of North Vancouver and Victoria—will compare and contrast their different approaches to addressing this “wicked” problem. While enabled under singular provincial legislation, the four cities have walked different paths. From supply-based approaches to incentives, zoning, regulatory restrictions, and everything in between, each municipality will share their respective creative approaches to rental policies, affordability, getting rental on the ground, and taking care of tenants.
From rejection of urban freeways and promotion of transit-oriented polycentric town centres to early adoption of driverless SkyTrain technology, Metro Vancouver has a strong history of transformative transportation planning. Now, the region is at a pivotal moment, facing growing inequality and affordability crises, worsening congestion, and a global climate emergency. TransLink took a collaborative and outcomes-based approach to developing the new long-range Regional Transportation Strategy: Transport 2050. Its development included TransLink’s largest-ever engagement program, a cross-jurisdictional team including the province, Metro Vancouver Regional District, transportation and planning staff from the 22 municipalities, and treaty First Nations of the Metro Vancouver region. It engaged with Indigenous Nations, Indigenous groups, social equity groups, and goods movement sector stakeholders. This session will outline how the process informed the outcome, underscoring the need for transformational change. Highlights include the use of multiple strategic lenses, the “Access for Everyone” theme, coordination of land use and transportation strategies, and demand management.
Recent social movements have brought diversity and inclusion to the forefront of our thoughts. Planners are learning and adapting practices to meet the needs of excluded and under-represented groups. In this session, we will explore one aspect of inclusion: 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion. This is an introductory session that will highlight how planners can alter their day-to-day tasks in simple, cost-effective, easily implementable ways to take steps towards fostering 2SLGBTQ+ inclusivity. It will cover pronoun use, considerations for public engagement events, writing policy and communications, and will also share examples of projects and tools already in place. As planning evolves, planners must reduce barriers and provide equal access and opportunity for 2SLGBTQ+ people in planning.
This session will focus on the development and financing of the Region of Peel's Housing Master Plan which, when fully funded and implemented, could result in the development of more than 5,650 new affordable rental units, including 226 supportive and 60 emergency shelter beds. The plan maximizes the housing potential of 31 sites in the Region of Peel land and Peel Housing Corporation property portfolio. Recently, Peel reached an agreement with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation for up to $276.4 million in federal funds to develop 2,240 of these units and beds by 2028.
Applying a Climate Lens to Ottawa's Official Plan
We are at a critical moment when global commitments, national policies, and local planning must work together to combat climate change and its impacts. Ottawa has seen increases in temperature, precipitation, heatwaves, flooding and tornadoes. Applying a climate lens in developing Ottawa’s new Official Plan was, therefore, a priority action approved by City Council in 2020, along with setting aggressive new targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 100% by 2050. This presentation will explain how Ottawa incorporated climate change considerations into its land use and growth management policies. Strategic goals were applied to multiple sections of the Plan using two distinct pathways: a mitigation pathway to reduce emissions, and an adaptation pathway to address the impacts of climate change.

Canada’s First Transect Official Plan
Ottawa’s new Official Plan is Canada’s first big-city plan to eschew the mid-20th Century land-use-based planning policy framework in favour of a Transect-based framework focused on form and function. The new Plan represents a milestone for the city as it surpasses the one million population mark and opens the O-Train system as the backbone of its transit network. The Transect-based plan aims to establish policy goals, objectives and approaches that are sensitive to context, capturing the range of environments for which the municipality plans (Downtown, Inner Urban, Outer Urban, Greenbelt, Suburban and Rural). It also sets the stage for evolution from suburban to urban, following the concentric rings that radiate from the downtown out.
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