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In 2020, Metro Vancouver and TransLink collaborated with Keltie Craig Consulting, Licker Geospatial Consulting, and Luna Aixin Consulting to explore regional inequity patterns through the mapping of data and stakeholder engagement. This panel discussion will present the work completed as part of this study, including findings from stakeholder engagement, best practice review, the extensive mapping of various social equity indicators, and multivariate indexes developed through advanced statistical analysis. In the absence of a generally agreed-upon model for analyzing and incorporating inequity in regional long-range planning, panellists will invite participants to consider how the findings could be used or refined in a policy-based context. In other words, how should long-range regional planning and strategies best consider and address the idea of social equity, to support more equitable regional land use and transportation planning in Metro Vancouver and beyond?
In 2017, British economist Kate Raworth published her paradigm-shifting book, Doughnut Economics. A bestseller, it influences how we look at economics as well as social and environmental policy and land use planning. The framework has been embraced by Amsterdam and a bevy of other cities – Brussels, Portland, Philadelphia – and the first city in Canada, Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. The doughnut envisions a ‘sweet spot’ where basic human rights and needs – what Raworth calls the “social foundation” – are met without people falling into a hole while at the same time respecting Earth’s carrying capacity. She contends that not only are many basic needs not being met by our current economy, but that we are in a condition of ecological overshoot as manifested by the climate crisis. So, what does this all have to do with land use planning? Planners address basic human needs, such as housing. Moreover, how cities are built has enormous implications for climate change, air pollution, retention or destruction of habitat, and overall environmental and social resilience. In this panel discussion, planners will learn to apply the “doughnut economic framework” in their day-to-day work.
Winnipeg Metropolitan Region has prepared Plan 2050 as a 30-year blueprint focusing on five key themes to ensure communities can succeed together when faced with complex and interdependent issues such as jobs and transportation, one environment, infrastructure and service needs. A first regional plan, the approach is collaborative and focuses on building strong communities, sharing data that will be central to understanding the region’s progress, and sharing solutions. This session will explore how the unique experiences in the Winnipeg Metro Region have been captured with emphasis on global priorities. Building on best practice and local leadership, this plan sets out a regional approach to planning that will benefit others interested in a strong economy, resiliency, sustainability, and Indigenous engagement in a regional plan.
Join leading experts and practitioners for an engaging and informative panel discussion on important housing and planning topics and issues. Moderated by Dr. Ren Thomas RPP, MCIP, panelists will tackle some of the most complex and urgent issues related to planning, homelessness, and affordability with a focus on innovative ideas and solutions.

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