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Canada's farms are changing. To maintain viability, many farmers are diversifying their land uses and business operations to include both agricultural and non-agricultural uses. Provincial policy, such as that in Ontario, supports these uses. Still, clarity in policy, practice, and implementation is critical. How should the planning profession permit these uses in training and walk the fine line in balancing farmland preservation, agricultural viability, and economic opportunity? Based on province-wide research, this presentation will explore trends in on-farm diversification, the impacts of on-farm diversification policy on family farmers, and the emerging approaches to support and responsibly plan for on-farm diversified uses in Ontario’s rural communities. Perspectives from planners at municipal and provincial levels in Ontario will be presented and aim to build consensus around best practices for promoting on-farm diversification. This study is a step forward in identifying the ways planners can support agriculture to maximize community benefit while protecting agri-food systems, promoting sustainable development, and supporting the entrepreneurial spirit of farmers.

Elevation 2.0 - SS-25: All Planners are Adaptation Planners

July 07, 2022 | Posted byPublié par : CIP | 2.0, Elevation
Through the Policy on Climate Change Planning, CIP recognizes that planners have a role in adapting to climate change. This session embodies the idea that “All Planners are Adaptation Planners” and demonstrates how planners can use existing skills and tools to assess climate change risks and advance climate adaptation and community resilience. We will review adaptation strategies, examine critical policy drivers, and guide planners toward additional learning resources. The session will include a condensed view of existing climate change adaptation and resilience training for planners developed with funding from Natural Resource Canada’s Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) program. The Climate Risk Institute participated in creating this program for Ontario and the Prairies in collaboration with CIP, OPPI, MPPI, SPPI, and APPI. The session will link key climate change risk assessment principles and adaptation approaches with planning tools and policies. It will conclude by demonstrating the Adaptation Resource Pathway for Planners, an interactive PDF to help identify climate change resources and training opportunities that match planners’ needs.
The Elevation Conference program encompasses both old chestnuts (housing affordability and climate change) and new challenges (COVID recovery, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation). The question is, with limited resources, how do municipalities respond? Do we pile on policies or make choices? Who dares to advise council, “You can have anything you want but not everything”? What is the role of planners when council must say "Sorry" to stakeholders? How do planners reconcile public and private voices? Reflecting the speaker’s 50 years of planning and academic experience, this session will address evidence-based policy research – often overlooked – and how it can help to narrow policy choices and allocate funds. Regardless of methodology, research cannot anticipate all its impacts or ensure public support in today’s media-rich environment. Combining analysis, action, and anecdotes, the presentation will demonstrate how research combined with engagement can helpwhen difficult choices must be made in the context of limited resources. Identifying new relationships between research and reality, it will build the planner’s tool kit by marrying policy analysis with participation.
The convergence of the global disruptions, like pandemic, social and racial unrest, political polarization and generational inequities have altered how we plan, design and build places. The use of the terms diversity, equity and inclusion has grown over the past two years, but what do those words really mean? How do we truly plan, design and build equitable and inclusive places for all? What does the AICP Code of Ethics tell us about our values and principles as planners? What is APA doing to prepare for the future. Join me as I share my reflections on planning for places and spaces and my thoughts about how planners need to think and act differently going forward.
Many local governments have adopted the BC Energy Step Code and developed climate plans with ambitious GHG emission reduction targets. At the same time, these local governments may also have policies and bylaws that do not support, and in some cases inhibit, construction of low carbon buildings. The Low Carbon Building Policy Toolkit was developed to help local governments remove barriers and make it easier to build low-carbon, high-performance buildings in their communities. In this session, toolkit authors Devon Miller and Brendan McEwen will provide an overview of the toolkit, and how it can be used by local governments seeking to remove barriers to the uptake of low carbon buildings in their communities.
This session will examine how the Metlakatla First Nation in northwestern British Columbia developed an innovative planning system to manage the impacts of development and achieve their community goals. In the seven years since initiation of the Metlakatla Cumulative Effects Management (CEM) Program, the Metlakatla has been recognized as a leader in community-based cumulative effects planning, acclaimed as a first-of-its-kind Indigenous-led planning initiative. The presenters worked with the Metlakatla to develop this program. They will describe the planning system and share stories and lessons from the Metlakatla experience with a series of case studies covering off-reserve housing strategies, health values and indicators, and energy management. Three keys to success will be highlighted: (1) moving from reactive to proactive planning by establishing community goals and targets; (2) developing strategies to achieve goals with tiered management triggers and action plans; and (3) continuous learning and monitoring. The presentation will illustrate how Indigenous values and practices formed the basis of the planning system and the role of strategies in achieving objectives.
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.
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