Webinar: Sustainability in Action: Performance Measurement
Thursday, December 5, 2013
12:00–1:30 p.m. EST
This is the second session in the new GMF Sustainability in Action webinar series.
Each webinar includes:
- an introduction to sustainability principles related to the webinar topic
- an overview of select tools, resources and policies in use in Canadian municipalities
- examples of innovative initiatives and promising practices
- advance reading material and other resources
- an interactive Q and A session
Check out the presentations and other resources from the first webinar on sustainable land use planning, and stay tuned for details on upcoming sessions about infrastructure planning and water management.
Performance measurement is a key step in successfully implementing any sustainability plan. Results must be tracked and analyzed to determine whether objectives are being met. This can be a challenging process, particularly when the plan applies to an entire community and cross-cuts multiple sectors. To meet this challenge, municipalities are developing innovative ways of tracking progress towards their sustainable community plan goals and objectives.
This webinar will highlight performance measurement approaches in small and large communities. Speakers will offer concrete examples of how municipalities can manage, analyze and report on relevant data. Representatives from the Fraser Basin Council will share knowledge and lessons learned from over a decade of experience in sustainability performance measurement. We recommend the Council's Measuring & Reporting on Sustainability: A Report on Lessons Learned as pre-webinar reading.
- Amy Greenwood, Program Coordinator, Watersheds and Water Resources Program, Fraser Basin Council
- Anna Mathewson, Manager, Sustainability, City of Surrey, BC
- Dan Wilson, Sustainability Planner and Tourism Specialist, Whistler Centre for Sustainability
- Sustainability in Action — Performance Measurement — Dan Wilson
- Surrey's Sustainability Dashboard — Anna Mathewson
- Measuring and Reporting on Sustainability — Lessons Learned — Amy Greenwood