Seminar #1 in the 2011 Comox Valley Learning Lunch Series: Links to YouTube video clips of presentation by Glen Brown
Sustainable Service Delivery Links Land Use Planning, Watershed Health and ‘Infrastructure Liability’
At the 2011 Comox Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series, the spotlight is on the unfunded ‘infrastructure liability’ confronting all local governments. This is a driver for a change in the way local governments plan, finance, implement and over time replace infrastructure.
At the first in the 3-part series, the Province’s Glen Brown provided the provincial big picture. He then explained the significance of the unfunded infrastructure liability and defined Sustainable Service Delivery. Finally, he elaborated on the need for local governments to be nimble, collaborative and integrated.
Glen Brown told the Comox Valley audience that: “The term Sustainable Service Delivery describes a life-cycle way of thinking about infrastructure needs and how to pay for those needs over time. The link between asset management and the protection of a community’s natural resources is emerging as an important piece in Sustainable Service Delivery.”
Glen Brown is an Executive Director with the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. His responsibilities encompass local government infrastructure and finance. To download a PDF copy of his presentation, click on Sustainable Service Delivery: An Integrated Approach Links Land Use Planning, Watershed Health and Infrastructure Liability (1.1.MB PDF)
Links to YouTube Video Clips
To view Glen Brown explain Sustainable Service Delivery, click on these links to video clips posted on YouTube:
So, What is Sustainable Service Delivery? (2:35 minutes)
Posted April 2011