Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.



Are you developing a housing energy retrofit program to reduce carbon emissions and tackle energy poverty? This session will feature two initiatives designed to provide planners with accessible data on housing energy use, efficiency opportunities and energy costs: the Canadian Energy End-use Mapping (CEE Map) project and the Energy Poverty and Equity Explorer. We will share research results to date including reviews of community energy and emissions plans and building energy mapping applications, work accomplished to develop an integrated housing data layer and next steps in energy mapping prototyping in support of Kelowna’s Climate Action goals. Results from the Building Energy Mapping and Analytics Concept Development Study will be shared, along with an update on the National Building Layer. The Canadian Urban Sustainability Practitioners' (CUSP) Network will demonstrate the Energy Poverty and Equity Explorer. Until now, policymakers lacked data on where energy cost burdens are occurring and who is being unjustly impacted. The new tool ( offers insights for the entire country. CUSP will share preliminary findings on where energy poverty is most acute, who is grappling with it and contributing factors.
How can we transform the way we do our work to better serve cultural communities? Planners from the City of Vancouver’s Chinatown Transformation Team (CTT) will share their experiences working alongside the Chinatown community to sustain its legacy as a place of equity and opportunity for all. The result will be a long-term plan that addresses social, cultural and economic development needs. The CTT is using an innovative planning approach for Chinatown that centres culture and community’s way of life as the foundation of building a future. The approach expands our understanding of what planning can do in matters of intangible culture, community identity, equity, and relationship building. Planning that addresses the needs of historically discriminated cultural communities is complex, important work. The presenters will share lessons learned in stewardship groups, cultural asset mapping, community assets management, relationship-building, and more. The principles shared in this session are applicable beyond Chinatown: they are important to any planner interested in advancing equity, meeting the needs of minorities, supporting culture and heritage, and working with community.
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