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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.
This presentation focused on how product development and organisational methods from the tech sector can be used to re orientate the focus of planning practice on the end-user-- the communities we are supporting. Nick Williamson specifically provides examples from his practice as a local government innovator, leading a team to develop a highly successful prototype community plan in only 5 days using co-design methods. As a Canadian import to New Zealand, Rhiannon Barbour helped relate lessons learned in New Zealand to Canadian planning practice.
Acknowledging that cities are called to be leaders in climate action, this presentation presents the research that served as the basis of the book "Cities Leading Climate Action-Urban Policy and Planning". Specifically, it endeavors to understand how cities are responding to climate change's causes and impacts within the remit of local governments. Drawing on in-depth case study research on Vancouver, Portland, Glasgow and Dublin, Dr.Dekker examined the policy development processes employed by urban policy makers to respond to climate change, looking specifically at the utilization of collaborative planning.
This webinar consisted of a brief overview of the Shared Path (its genesis, mandate, and activities). followed by a discussion about letting treaties guide planning in order to work towards meaningful implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), as well as the principles of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC).
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