CRC News for June 2016

Co-Benefits of Climate Action

We just led a virtual conversation on the co-benefits of acting on climate change. The e-audience included a mayor, a municipal councilor and a researcher from Scotland in addition to researchers and practitioners from across the country. While we didn’t get into the results of Brexit, many ideas about the co-benefits of acting on climate change emerged.

New modelling tool to help build strong, sustainable communities

Places+Spaces, a newly developed modelling tool, promises to break new ground on sustainable development decision-making for municipal and regional governments. As the first of its kind in Canada, this comprehensive new computer-based platform allows users to input various development factors including buildings, transportation, energy, water and land-use, economic and employment, education and healthcare. They are then integrated to calculate their interdependent relationships to produce various sustainability scenarios.

Changing the Conversation: New Interactive Chart

Check out Places and Spaces, our new interactive chart on Changing the Conversation, sharing existing development pathway modelsPrior to building our infrastructure, we conducted an environmental scan of what existing models were out there, not wanting

Upcoming e-Dialogue: What are the Co-Benefits to Climate Action?

e-Dialogues Changing the Conversation graphic

Join us on Tuesday, June 28th, from 10:00am - 11:30am PST or 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST, for a conversation on the co-benefits of climate action.