This month’s CPL webinar, “Planning for Biodiversity,” is taking place on September 23 at 1:00-2:30 pm. The webinar will connect planner’s work to Sustainable Development Goal 15, which addresses ways to protect, restore, and promote sustainable land use through information sharing, management, and cross-sectoral work.
The planning profession plays a vital role in achieving the related SDG targets by ensuring that biodiversity conservation is supported locally, regionally, and nationally. Our panel of presenters will share ways to reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss through effective management and policy and by listening and learning from traditional knowledge holders.
Cassandra Cummings RPP, MCIP
Diamond Head Consulting
Cassandra draws on her biology background and knowledge of planning and policy tools to reduce the impact of development on the environment and protect biodiversity. She uses this unique skill set to develop and implement city-wide environmental policies, strategies, and plans.
Jeff Robson RPP, MCIP
Jeff Robson is Intelligent Futures’ Design Lead, uniting effective visual communication practice with a foundation in urban planning to deliver impactful strategic plans that build capacity and break complex problems into achievable milestones.
Faisal Moola, Ph.D.
University of Guelph
Holding a PhD in biology from Dalhousie University, Moola has published widely in scientific journals on topics of ecology, conservation biology, and environmental policy and has contributed to a number of significant conservation and sustainability policy outcomes in Canada.