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Session Details

Shaping our Future: A Resilient Metro Vancouver 2050

29 September 2020

        James Stiver, Metro Vancouver. A Resilient Metro Vancouver 2050

        Jason Emmert, Metro Vancouver. Metro Vancouver's Regional Climate Action Strategy

Webinar Format
Interactive Workshop

Presentation and Discussion

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Objective

This session’s objective is to explore opportunities to integrate resiliency into regional land use, climate change, and transportation strategic plans by a) identifying data and implementation gaps, and b) generating “big ideas” to inform shared strategies and policy directions.

 

Description

Three major long-range planning initiatives are currently being developed by Metro Vancouver and TransLink to address land use and growth management, climate change, and transportation at the regional scale – Metro 2050, Climate 2050 and Transport 2050. 

 

By attending this session, participants will explore opportunities to integrate the concept of resilience and supportive policy approaches into these three major, regional-scale plans. Participants will be asked to actively engage in dialogue and contribute their expertise to a) help identify data and implementation gaps at the regional scale, and b) brainstorm opportunities to strategically fill these gaps by generating “big ideas” that could help us collectively move from knowledge to action, and closer to a resilient region by 2050.

While all participants are welcome, the intended audience for this session includes practitioners in the fields of land use and transportation planning, emergency management, climate change, engineering, and academia, as well as other professionals with related knowledge and interests.

Contributors

Convened by Edward Nichol and James Stiver (Metro Vancouver), With Tony Vi, Senior Planner, Strategy & Plan Development, Translink and Jason Emmert, Senior Planner, Metro Vancouver Air Quality and Climate Change Division. With facilitation support from: Trisha Maciejko & Miranda Myles (IPREM) and Mark Seinen & Craig Busch (Metro Vancouver)