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This panel presentation will share the experience of developing the first multi-jurisdictional sea level rise strategy in Metro Vancouver and possibly in BC. Located on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish First Nations, the North Shore region of Metro Vancouver extends over 65 km of Salish Sea shoreline. Sea level rise is a significant concern, as coastal land uses include port, industrial and commercial, critical transportation and power infrastructure, high-density mixed-use and single-family residential, park, and sensitive ecosystems. The session will explain how the District of North Vancouver, City of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver, North Shore Emergency Management, Port of Vancouver, and Squamish Nation collaborated to develop the award-winning North Shore Sea Level Rise Risk Assessment and Adaptive Management Strategy (2021). Panellists will review the project’s process, explain how partners worked across jurisdictions, what the technical analysis revealed, the communications and engagement tactics used, and lessons learned. Attendees will learn how the strategy is being implemented with a new Coastal Development Permit Area in West Vancouver.
How can we transform our ways of planning so that culture can shape our cities? The City of Vancouver’s Chinatown Transformation Team (CTT) uses an innovative approach that sees cultural values and a community’s way of life as the key to shaping its future. Their process expands our understanding of planning’s role by going beyond buildings and into matters of intangible heritage, community identity, relationship building and community-directed change. The result will be a long-term plan to address Chinatown’s social, cultural and economic needs and maintain it as a vibrant living community. In this session, CTT planners will share their experiences working to tackle complex challenges and sustain Chinatown’s cultural heritage as part of the City’s commitment to cultural redress and equity. They will share lessons learned on values-based planning, the community stewardship process, cultural asset mapping, and more. The principles shared in this session apply to communities beyond Chinatown. They are valuable for any planner interested in advancing equity, meeting the needs of minorities, working with the community and shaping communities through culture and heritage development.

Elevation 2.0 - SS-11: Let's Just Make It a Pilot

July 06, 2022 | Posted byPublié par : CIP | 2.0, Elevation
This interactive session will focus on upholding and highlighting the value of short-term, limited budget experimental approaches to new and reimagined ideas. The presenters will share their experiences in achieving success with pilot programs, projects and processes launched in the Town of Coaldale, Alberta, at the University of Lethbridge, and in the City of Lethbridge. The presentation will suggest a roadmap for successfully building and launching pilots, followed by opportunities for audience participation to enrich the learning at this session.
Managing other people is never easy, and some people make it particularly difficult. Your effectiveness when dealing with negative and challenging team members can mean the difference between a toxic, drama-filled workplace and an engaged, collaborative, and productive organization. Turning things around takes skillful management and patience. Learn successful strategies and tips for building a positive, productive workplace by knowing WHAT to focus on to move these interactions forward, HOW to respond, and WAYS to manage the impact of employee behaviour. Quickly and effectively address, coach, and counsel employees with problematic attitudes to improve their behaviour.
Urban and regional planners are often unsure about the impacts of their interventions, particularly when they must contend with the many “wicked” problems and challenges that characterize much of planning practice. Plan monitoring and evaluation have long been recognized as key elements of plan-making and implementation. In practice, however, planners tend to aspire to – rather than do – plan evaluation. This session will introduce participants to the fundamentals of plan monitoring and evaluation. It will (a) review key evaluation concepts and processes; (b) discuss the characteristics of useful indicators; and (c) consider factors that can impede or facilitate effective plan evaluation. The session will be two hours in length and comprise lecture and presentation content from PowerPoint slides along with exercises to apply course learnings.
Want to do more with data but don't know where to start? Going beyond static charts and maps, we can harness tools from the field of data analytics to transform data into information that enables public participation and better policy advice.   This workshop on data visualization for planners will cover new approaches to sharing data with the public, colleagues, and decision-makers, focusing on creating interactive dashboards. Participants will learn data visualization best practices and how to create interactive dashboards using Tableau Public (free data visualization software).   The workshop will guide participants through four elements:   1. A brief introduction to design principles 2. An interactive, back-to-basics dashboard collage exercise replete with markers, glue and magazines 3. Deeper dive into data visualization do's and don'ts with takeaways that participants can implement in future work 4. Conclude with a crowd-sourced dashboard building exercise, using live participation to build a dataset and populate a dashboard.

Elevation 2.0 - WOR-04: Playful Planning: Gamifying Engagement

July 05, 2022 | Posted byPublié par : CIP | 2.0, Elevation
What if planning was a little bit more fun? Research shows a strong link between having fun and feeling motivated. This interactive workshop will share what we know about gamifying engagement. We will walk through three engagement techniques that incorporate gameplay. Get ready to play cards, choose your adventure, and walk in someone else’s shoes.
“Natural” Disasters and Natural Assets: The Path to Climate Change Resiliency

Natural assets are environmental features that provide vital services for our communities. However, they are largely undervalued and unrecognized as valued assets. This research explores how natural assets can serve as a change element for municipalities to bridge the gap between case study results and policy implementation.
Kristina Bell: Unpacking Form-based Codes in a British Columbia Planning Context

Form-based codes (FBCs) have been advertised as the answer to our planning problems, but where are BC’s FBCs? Kristina examines the applicability of FBCs to BC planning under the Local Government Act and explores the implications of trying to approximate them in practice with a case study on Whistler. Her session concludes with key lessons learned and recommendations for local government planning.

Elevation 2.0 - LT-10: Accessing Whistler Through All Ages

July 05, 2022 | Posted byPublié par : CIP | 2.0, Elevation
Learn about Whistler’s latest accessibility projects and how accessibility benefits everyone. The tour will start with a presentation on the Resort Municipality of Whistler's interactive map and how it is used to inventory, maintain and bring awareness to the accessible infrastructure within the main Whistler Village. Participants will then travel to Whistler Olympic Plaza to learn about managing accessible infrastructure and opportunities for improvements when making capital investments. We will explore the site’s design rationale and how development included consideration of everyone: patrons, staff and performers. We will visit the inclusive play area designed for children and parents of all abilities for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. At the Gateway Loop, participants will see how the facility works better for everyone, and hear about accessibility of the Whistler transit system and plans for improvement. The tour will conclude at the base of the mountain to learn about the emerging adaptive mountain biking and hiking market, adaptive skiing, snowboarding, freeride and race programs, and accommodating all guests on both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
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