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Solutions to municipal sustainability challenges: Webinar series

November 14-27, 2017

Session summary

Solutions to municipal sustainability challenges: Webinar series. Learn how you can turn sustainability challenges into opportunities.

This webinar series focuses on topics that were featured at FCM's 2018 Sustainable Communities Conference, which was held in Ottawa, ON, from February 6 to 8, 2018.

Is your municipality looking for sustainable solutions to waste management, to neighbourhood infrastructure retrofit or to asset management strategies?

Our free webinar series will help you address these challenges and find innovative solutions that will significantly benefit your residents, the environment and your community. This includes:

  • Discovering creative solutions for communities of all sizes that you can apply to make your municipality more sustainable
  • Finding inspiration for your next initiative from managing your waste, to retrofitting car-dependent communities, to advancing your sustainability initiatives through effective asset management 

French webinar


Waste as a resource

Every municipality produces and manages waste. Many waste management strategies can be costly, complicated and can have negative environmental impacts on your community. Explore ways your municipality can turn waste into a resource, and generate economic, social and environmental benefits for your community, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions and lowering waste management costs. See what options may work for you to help make your community more sustainable.

Speakers:

  • Nicolas Greugny, Waste management coordinator, Conseil régional en environnement et développement durable de l'Outaouais (CREDDO)

  • Daniel Normandin, Executive Director, Institute of Environment, Sustainable Development and Circular Economy

Presentations — Delivered in French 

Implanter une écologie industrielle et territorial — Nicolas Greugny

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L'économie circulaire - une transition incontournable — Daniel Normandin 

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English webinars


Retrofitting car-dependent communities

Is your community investigating ways to upgrade or update your ageing infrastructure? Are you looking to bring new life to car-dependent areas, including building walk and bike paths? This webinar explores how you can adapt your existing infrastructure to enable alternative and active modes of transportation, as well as the benefits to adapting this approach. Learn what type of sustainable transportation methods best fit your municipality's needs.

Speaker:

  • John Henderson, RPP, Housing Programs Administrator, Housing and Social Services Department, City of Kingston, ON

  • Sonya Meek, Senior Manager, Sustainable Neighbourhoods, Toronto Region Conservation Authority

Presentations

Rideau Heights Regeneration — John Henderson

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Integrated Infrastructure Renewal - Lessons from SNAP — Sonya Meek 

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Asset management for sustainability experts

Managing your municipality's assets using an integrated approach can help you take efficient action on climate change and reduce its impacts on your municipality. In this free webinar, learn about asset management and approaches being currently used by Canadian municipalities. Find out how you can take on the effects of climate change with sound asset management practices, and how this can help your community better prepare for the future.

Speakers:

  • Angela Danyluk, Sustainability Specialist, Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability, City of Vancouver, BC
  • Karina Richters, Supervisor, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, City of Windsor, ON
  • Kim Fowler, M.Sc., MCIP, RPP, Principal, Sustainability Makes Cents Consulting

Presentations

Managing change: integrating sustainability & asset management — Angela Danyluk

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Embedding Climate Change (& Environmental Sustainability) in AM — Karina Richters

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Sustainability & Asset Management — Kim Fowler

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Page Updated: 02/05/2018