Community Design Solutions
Municipalities and planning departments across Canada are tasked with developing our communities in a period where climate change is intensifying. The global water cycle is disrupted, bringing more intense rainfall and flooding to regions that must now re-assess future builds and mitigate the effects of climate change.
For you, adapting to climate change and decision-making in planning may require a new framework. You need to translate the needs in housing, the community, and the environment into connections that answer questions such as:
This webinar will walk through a conceptual planning scenario where occupied buildings are phased out of an at-risk area in a Canadian city and re-zoned and replaced with naturalized flood protection infrastructure.
You will see how the costs associated with out-migration of these neighbourhoods and future growth targets are considered and quantified. Finally, you will see how a naturalized river edge is visualized as a new public greenspace that will not only provide a public amenity but also an ecological service to the city.
This webinar is designed for city planners, landscape architects, city managers, emergency managers, and environmental and climate change advocates.