Webinar: Land Use Planning, Asset Management & Climate Change - The Municipal Role

Tue, 10/16/2018
Tuesday October 16, 2018 from 1:00pm-2:00pm EDT (please note your time zone)
The Northern Climate Change Network

Join the The Northern Climate Change Network on October 16, 2018 for a webinar on Land Use Planning, Asset Management & Climate Change - The Municipal Role. 

Event Description: 

Land use (community) planning has the potential to increase community resilience from climate change impacts by developing policies (Official Plan & Zoning By-laws) that protect our homes and businesses from flooding, extreme heat/cold, wild fires, and high winds, including how to update infrastructure and energy systems, and develop locally-focused solutions to prepare communities for these climate-related matters. This webinar will introduce land use planning and asset management, linking both areas using practical, municipal cases.  Case studies will be used to demonstrate how land use planning & asset management have been used to fight the impacts of climate change, and to build community resilience for the future. 


Michael Sullivan, M.Pl., Registered Professional Planner (Ontario) - Mike is the President of a SullivanPLAN (sullivanplanning.ca), a boutique consulting firm specializing in land use & environmental planning and sustainability (inc. climate change), located near Niagara Falls, Ontario. He has been a professional planner for some 20 years working for a variety of public and private organizations. His passion is helping clients (public & private) to define the issue/topic, then help them navigate the options towards finding a sustainable and viable solution that is in the public interest. Mike's passion is providing a tangible link between climate change & land use planning. He has pursued this through his current role as Chair of the Climate  Change Committee for the Canadian Institute of Planners.   
Christine Callihoo, MSc, Registered Professional Planner (British Columbia) - Asset management has been one of the primary areas of consideration throughout Christine’s planning profession; appropriately so considering the prominence and reliance upon the various forms of infrastructure within communities of any size and Christine’s more than 20 years of land use and community planning.   Christine has enjoyed the opportunity to focus upon asset management specifically for the past four years working alongside an asset management specialist, including co-leading a pilot project that focuses upon integrating natural / ecological assets and the changing climate into the asset management planning process to build community resiliency. 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:00