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2012 Sustainable Communities Conference and Trade Show: Post-Conference Resources

2012 Sustainable Communities Conference and Trade Show: Post-Conference Resources

February 8-10, 2012
Ottawa, Ontario

The FCM Sustainable Communities Conference and Trade Show 2011 took place February 8–10, 2012, in Ottawa, Ontario at the Westin Ottawa.

What I Learned at the SCC

Adapt this customizable PowerPoint presentation and share the wealth of ideas, information and innovative solutions you learned at the 2012 FCM Sustainable Communities Conference (SCC) with your colleagues and community.

All sessions contain one or more of the following seven content streams:

Climate Action
Rural and small communities
Social and economic linkages

Waste and wastewater


Some sessions were presented via webcast. Webcast sessions are identified by the following symbol: Icon video


Wednesday, February 8


Icon video Opening Ceremony
Icon video image-icon light-green-colorimage-icon-bleuimage-icon grey-color Plenary: Building a Green Economy for Canada
Icon video image-icon burgundi-colorimage-icon light-green-colorimage-icon-bleu Seminar: Sustainable Local Economic Development – Investment Attraction, Business Retention and Economic Expansion
image-icon-bleuimage-icon grey-color Workshop: Project Financing – Speed Dating for Capital
image-icon orange-color Advanced Training (Part 1): Partners for Climate Protection – Five Milestones 
image-icon-green-color Industry Exchange Session: Environmental Technology Verification Program
Icon video image-icon light-green-color Plenary: Placemaking – Soul of the Community and Beyond
Icon video image-icon burgundi-colorimage-icon-light-bleu-colorimage-icon-bleu Seminar: Water and Wastewater Management in Small Communities – Opportunities for Collaboration with First Nations
image-icon-bleu Workshop: Removing the Barriers to Brownfield Redevelopment                                                   
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image-icon orange-color Advanced Training (Part 2): Partners for Climate Protection – Five Milestones
image-icon grey-colorimage-icon orange-color Industry Exchange Session: Financing Home Energy Efficiency – Innovative Ways to Make Retrofits Pay
image-icon orange-color Study Tour: Ottawa Convention Centre, Green Building Tour
Sustainable Communities Awards Ceremony

Thursday, February 9

Icon video image-icon burgundi-colorimage-icon light-green-color Plenary: Revitalizing Low-Density Communities - Perspectives, Challenges and Solutions to Enhancing Existing Community Infrastructure
image-icon light-green-color Workshop: Net Zero Buildings
Icon video image-icon orange-colorimage-icon burgundi-colorimage-icon-bleu Seminar: Small Communities, Powerful Changes
image-icon light-green-colorimage-icon-bleu Advanced Training (Part 1): Implementing Sustainable Community Plans – Conditions for Success
image-icon light-green-color Industry Exchange Session: Nature's Place in Sustainable Communities – More Than Just Parks and Playgrounds
Icon video Plenary: Kicking the Fossil Habit – Drivers and Opportunities for Municipal Governments
image-icon light-green-colorimage-icon-bleuimage-icon orange-color Workshop: Building the Business Case for Regional Food Systems
image-icon light-green-colorimage-icon-bleu Advanced Training (Part 2): Implementing Sustainable Community Plans – Fostering Partnerships
Icon video image-icon-bleuimage-icon orange-color Industry Exchange Session: Climate Change Adaptation – Planning for Resilient Communities
image-icon-light-bleu-color Study Tour: Robert O. Pickard Environmental Centre (award-winning wastewater treatment facility)
image-icon light-green-colorimage-icon-bleuimage-icon orange-color Study Tour: Beaver Barracks (green rental housing on a former brownfield site)
image-icon-light-bleu-colorimage-icon burgundi-color Seminar: Energy, Poverty, Housing Retrofits and Youth: Providing Youth with Careers in the Energy Retrofit Sector  
image-icon-light-bleu-colorimage-icon grey-color Workshop: Infrastructure Financing – From a National Perspective to Alternative Financing Models at the Local Level
image-icon light-green-colorimage-icon orange-color Industry Exchange Session: Integrating Land Use, Landscape, Climate and Infrastructure Planning – Changing from Reactive to Proactive Planning
image-icon orange-colorimage-icon-green-color Study Tour: FCM "Walking the Talk" Tour (1) (green building tour and action review)                                
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Friday, February 10

image-icon orange-colorimage-icon-bleu Plenary: Nordic Leaders Panel
image-icon orange-colorimage-icon-bleu Seminar: Implementing Integrated Community Energy Solutions (ICES) – Building Partnerships for District Energy
image-icon-bleuimage-icon-green-color Advanced Training (Part 1): Sustainable Procurement – Municipal Purchasing and Procurement that Makes a Difference
image-icon orange-color Industry Exchange Session: Adaptation Initiative – Cities Working Together
image-icon-bleuimage-icon light-green-color Study Tour: Great Canadian Theatre Company & Hintonburg Community Tour
image-icon-bleu Plenary: Sustainable Communities and the General Purpose Technology Transition – Staying Livable, Building Resilience, and Being Smart
image-icon-bleuimage-icon light-green-color Seminar: Public Health – Opportunities of the Green Economy for the Health of Canadians
image-icon-green-color Advanced Training (Part 2): Sustainable Procurement and Corporate Social Responsibility
Seminar: Partnerships in Sustainability – Making It Work in the Transportation Sector
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