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Planning Smart Energy Communities

December 17, 2019 | Posted byPublié par : CIP | WTPD 2019
This session covered different approaches to incorporating smart energy systems into the planning of communities in Canada and the Netherlands. It included a demonstration of a new Smart Energy Communities' Benchmarking Tool from QUEST.

Approaches to Density

December 17, 2019 | Posted byPublié par : CIP | WTPD 2019
In this session, delegates learned about different approaches to enabling higher housing density, including the City of Miami's Transfer of Development Density (TDD) program, which allowed the transfer of unused residential density from historically designated properties into Transit Oriented Development (TOD) areas. From Canada, delegates heard about the City of Edmonton's approach to encouraging infill development, from the innovative Infill Roadmap to the Missing Middle Infill Design Competition.
In this session, delegates learned about inclusionary zoning and housing policies in the US and its uptake in Canada. Through a pratical demonstration of available tools, participants learned about program feasibility, and common pitfalls and possibilities when calibrating inclusionary housing policies to development realities. 
PEG( is Winnipeg's community indicator system, measuring the health and well-being of the community year over year-in ways that count. Is it through Peg that Winnipeggers learn how their lives, their neighbourhoods, and their city is changing. This presentation featured the benefits of the new platform for gathering and communicating data and highlighted how the simplicity of the tool allows it to be replicated, customized, and implemented both at the local level, or scaled-up to the global level.

Tiny Towns-21st Century Housing

November 08, 2018 | Posted byPublié par : CIP | Planning, WTPD 2018
This presentation will provide an overview into the tiny home movement, integration strategies, and the Tiny Town concept. The Tiny Towns Association is developing a framework that municipalities can use to build support for tiny homes. It will be based in part on the existing supportive zoning by-laws and new concepts that are being presented around the world. 
This session brought to light the most recent best practices in environmental health to respond to emergent trends. Further on, the panel discussed highlights and resources for systematic reviews supporting planning decision making and evidence based decisions, and the European network of "Living Lab" a new approach to a multidisplinary concept to support innnovation, urban planning and architecture for a healthier, walkable built environment.

Advancing Municipal Natural Asset Management in Canada

November 08, 2018 | Posted byPublié par : CIP | Asset Management, WTPD 2018
Local governments need to rethink how they deliver services reliably and cost-effectively. For a growing number of Canadian municipalities this means looking around them at existing natural assets such as forests, riparian areas and coastal ecosystems for answers. This presentation described the rationale for and evolution of municipal natural asset management, including the development of the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative and implications for the planning community.

Localizing the SDG's and the New Urban Agenda in Canadian Cities

November 07, 2018 | Posted byPublié par : CIP | WTPD 2018
The New Urban Agenda is often highlighted as a 'roadmap' for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in urban contexts. This keynote adress broadly summarized Canada's domestic status on the SDGs, and identified action areas with reference to the New Urban Agenda. Learning outcomes for this session include an enhanced understanding of how Canada is living up to global commitments, and the role of planners and other urban actors in localizing international agendas.

Planners and the New Urban Agenda in Canada

November 07, 2018 | Posted byPublié par : CIP | WTPD 2018
This bi-lingual presentation by members of the NUAC committee featured a discussion of the key challenges and opportunites for addressing social, cultural, environmental and economic sustainability in Canadian cities by focusing on three important domains: 1) sustainable and resilient growth management; 2) sustainable mobility; and 3) affordable and sustainable housing. This is a call for action that challenges planners to be the source of solutions and to use the communities in which we work as platforms to advance innovative sustainable development practices.
This session featured a presentation by Ken Cameron FCIP, RPP based on his recent book, "Showing the Way: Peter Oberlander and the Imperative of Global Citizenship". The book describes the journey of Peter Oberlander from refugee to foundational roles in Canadian planning and international cooperation on human settlement issues. It draws on the interlocking themes of postwar reconstruction, citizenship and the training of planners to transform ideas into action.
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