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Webinar: Getting started with Sustainable Neighbourhood Development

Practical solutions to the common challenges of creating livable communities

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Session summary

Presented by FCM's Green Municipal Fund

Join our free webinar sessions on November 24 and December 1 and learn how to get started with sustainable neighbourhood development. Participate in discussions with leading sustainability experts and municipal representatives who have successfully developed sustainable communities. These webinar sessions are based on our new guide: Sustainable Neighbourhood Development: Practical Solutions to Common Challenges.

These webinars will help you learn how to:

  • Overcome common barriers to sustainable neighbourhood development.
  • Transform underused and unsustainable places in cities and towns into livable communities.
  • Increase interest in sustainable neighbourhood development among developers, municipal councils and citizens.

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Session 1: English

Date: Thursday, November 24, 2016
Time: 2 - 3:30 p.m. EST

This session offers practical solutions to six common challenges of sustainable neighbourhood development and features three innovative Ontario municipalities that successfully implemented sustainable neighbourhood plans.

  • Peter Whitelaw, Principal, Modus Planning, Design & Engagement Inc.
  • Adriana Gomez, Senior Project Manager, Sustainable Neighbourhoods, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
  • Amy Burke, Senior Planner, Municipality of Clarington, ON
  • Jennifer Wong, Sustainability Services Coordinator, City of Markham, ON

The English session of this webinar series is now full, but you can still register for our French session. Participants are welcome to ask questions in either English or French.

Session 2: French

Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Time: 2 - 3:30 p.m. EST

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In this webinar, learn how to transform underused and unsustainable places in cities and towns into livable, complete communities. The webinar will present best practices for developing sustainable neighbourhoods based on our new guide on sustainable neighbourhood development, as well as on Vivre en Ville's new guidebook on the same subject. You will also learn how a Quebec municipality has revitalized its community by applying sustainable neighbourhood best practices.

  • David Paradis, Director, Research, Training and Coaching at Vivre en Ville
  • Michel Larue, Director, Sustainable Planning Department at City of Terrebonne, QC



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