WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Environmental Protection and the Built Environment – Develop with Care 2014


Note to Reader:

Develop with Care 2014: Environmental Guidelines for Urban and Rural Land Development in British Columbia replaces the 2012 version of this internationally acclaimed guidance document. This compilation of environmental principles is a valuable resource for local governments and the development community. The webinar on April 9 from 1030 am until 12:00 pm will showcase new information on environmental protection issues in the Built Environment and how to best use the document. Develop with Care 2014 is a joint effort of two provincial ministries.

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Develop with Care 2014 promotes ways to retain and create environmental function and resilience as communities grow,” states Marlene Caskey, project lead for 2006 and 2012 versions

This webinar is for local governments, developers, landscape architects, planning and engineering consultants, non-government organizations and anyone involved in land use.

To download a PDF version of the announcement, CLICK HERE. Planning Institute of BC (PIBC) members can earn 1.50 CPL Learning Units

Environmental Protection Mandate

Helene-Roberge_MOE_Mar-2015_trimmed_120pDevelop with Care 2014: Environmental Guidelines for Urban and Rural Land Development in British Columbia is an indispensable tool for anyone involved in land development or community planning. The latest edition expands the document scope and includes new information on Provincial programs and direction, including more robust coverage of the Environmental Protection mandate,” states Helene Roberge (Unit Head, Clean Communities, BC Ministry of Environment).

Develop with Care & Design with Nature

Maggie Henigman_120pDevelop with Care 2014 is a primer on the importance of preserving intact functioning ecosystems as an integral part of the strategy for addressing overall climate change and water wise issues,” continues Margaret Henigman (Ecosystem Biologist, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations).

Climate Change and Resilient Communities

2012_Marlen-Caskey_FLNRO_120p“When we first conceived of creating a document which would collate all aspects of environmental issues around urban/rural land development, we had no inkling that the document would be recognized world-wide, nor that it would be embraced so thoroughly by so many different disciplines,” reflects Marlene Caskey.

Marlene Caskey was the project lead for both the original 2006 and 2012 update versions. Now retired from government, she also contributed input to the 2014 update.

Implementing Provincial Policy

“Develop with Care 2014 is an implementation tool for the Living Water Smart and Green Communities initiatives. These initiatives provide an over-arching provincial policy framework that establishes expectations about how land will be developed and water will be used in BC,” states Peter Law. Formerly with the Ministry of Environment and now a Director of the Partnership for Water Sustainability, Peter Law was a member of the ‘Develop with Care 2006’ team. He also contributed content to ‘Develop with Care 2012’.

Peter-Law1_2012_120p“Nested within Develop with Care 2014 is the ongoing Beyond the Guidebook initiative which is building on the technical foundation created by Stormwater Planning: A Guidebook for British Columbia, released in 2002. A desired outcome is healthy watersheds and streams. This is why it is important to implement Design WIth Nature standards of practice for development.” Peter Law was Chair of the Guidebook Steering Committee.

To Register for the Webinar

Send an email to: Rebecca.Soepboer@gov.bc.ca. Registration is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis.  Once the webinar is full, names will be placed on a waitlist for this session or potential future sessions. Registrants will then receive an “On-Line Meeting” invitation through Lync and dial-in information the day before the webinar. Please note that this webinar will not be taped.

To Learn More:

To download Develop with Care 2014 from the MOE website, click here

To download an earlier reference document, click on Land and Water Stewardship: Beyond the Guidebook Initiative Will Help Achieve “Develop with Care 2012” Outcomes.


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