The book provides municipal decision-makers and staff with information to help them understand the need for climate change adaptation and how to put adaptation measures in place. It includes 11 case studies that illustrate how municipalities of varying sizes from across the country are taking adaptation action now.
Integrated Rainwater Management: Move to a Levels-of-Service Approach to Sustainable Service Delivery
Stan Westby (120p) – Powell River CAO
Asset management usually commences after something is built. The challenge is to think about what asset management entails BEFORE the asset is built. What level does a community wish to provide, and what level can it afford.
“The book provides municipal decision-makers and staff with information to help them understand the need for climate change adaptation and how to put adaptation measures in place. It includes 11 case studies that illustrate how municipalities of varying sizes from across the country are taking adaptation action now,” states Robert Hicks.
Gail Wells (120p) – science writer
New research by the Pacific Northwest Research Station demonstrates that street trees increase home prices, that shade trees reduce household energy use, and that these effects can be measured and expressed in dollars.
Water Balance Model facilitates adaptive management approach to implementation of alternative green infrastructure techniques
“The WBM allows the user to quickly establish the existing, or the predevelopment, base line that will become the standard used to measure the performance of future development scenarios during the planning and design of a project. This allows the user to test various methods to establish the easiest and best ways to achieve the most desirable vision of the future for the Site, the Development, or the Watershed,” stated Jim Dumont.
UBC students in Patrick Condon’s urban design course unveil “Vancouver 2050 Vision: The Streetcar City”
Patrick Condon (120p)
A group of architecture and planning students at the University of BC has recently crafted a master plan for the City of Vancouver that paints a vivid and compelling picture of change over the next 40 years.
Mayor Malcolm Brodie – City of Richmond
The next step in an ongoing program to help Richmond reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and further promote the use of secure, cost effective and sustainable energy sources.
Liverpool has become one of the first councils to launch a green infrastructure strategy that takes a root-and-branch look at every green space in the city, from parks to private gardens.
Peter MacDonagh (120p) – Deep Root
In his lecture, Peter MacDonagh illustrated the critical role of oxygen rich, moist soils protected by vegetation in urban environments, using a broad cross-section of supporting quantitative research in green infrastructure.
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ISMP Course Correction Series – November 2010
The Community Charter empowers British Columbia municipalities with extensive and very specific tools to proactively manage the complete spectrum of rainfall events in order to protect stream an watershed health.