Hundreds of cities and communities across Canada are leading the charge towards local sustainability and the shift to a green economy. Every year, they come together to share their experiences and discuss the latest strategies for sustainable community development.
Be part of this exciting forum for municipal sustainability champions. Attend the 2013 Sustainable Communities Conference (SCC) and Trade Show hosted by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
This unique event aims to develop key partnerships and projects between the co-operative sector and the City to strengthen five vital sectors in Vancouver: green industry, renewable energy, arts and culture, local food, and affordable housing.
Since 2007, QUEST - Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow - has served as Canada's national voice for Integrated Community Energy Systems and Solutions (ICES). ICES considers how energy is supplied and consumed in all sectors including transportation, land-use planning, industry, water and waste management and others.
René van Veenhuizend, Senior Programme Officer, RUAF Foundation
Jon Padgham, Deputy Director, International START Secretariat
Flavio Duffles, Deputy Secretary of Nutrition and Food, City of Belo Horizonte, Brazil
An extended interview with Pando founder Mark Roseland will be broadcast on Radio EcoShock, the thought-provoking radio show about the environment and society that is broadcast on more than 60 radio stations around the world... the largest of these is the 50,000 Watt WPFW in Washington D.C.
Mark will be talking with Alex Smith about Pando, his new book Toward Sustainable Communities and much more.
The EcoDistricts Summit is one of the world's premier conferences on urban sustainability, held in the heart of one of the world’s greenest cities. It’s for practitioners including policymakers, developers, business leaders, and planners – but also for community member who are passionate about creating cities that are healthy and prosperous.
Check out the EcoDistricts Summit website at http://ecodistrictssummit.com for the full story and a link to the registration page.
The Adaptation Strategies for European Cities project together with the City of Aalborg has the pleasure to invite you to a one day Stakeholder Dialogue on climate change adaptation for cities in the Baltic and North Sea regions.
The Aalborg Stakeholder Dialogue is the first of three that are being organised across Europe followed by Burgas, Bulgaria (29th June) and Ancona, Italy (11th July), inviting city delegations, other regional or national stakeholders as well as European experts.
The 3rd International Urban Researchers' Symposium at the ICLEI World Congress 2012 will bring together researchers from around the globe who focus on urban sustainability, sustainability cities, eco-cities and sustainable communities. The symposium will convene researchers to exchange their concepts, studies, findings and ideas for future research, and to enable them to exchange with local government practitioners in order to strengthen the link between research and practice.
Between the 15th and the 23rd of June of this year, will occur the People’s Summit for Social and Environmental Justice in Rio +20 at Flamengo, in Rio de Janeiro. The global civil society, organizations, collectives and social movements will occupy the landfill to propose a new way of living on the planet, in solidarity against the commodification of nature and in defense of the commons.
At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the future we want.
Every year, the Planning Institute of British Columbia organizes and hosts its marquee planning professional development and networking event - the PIBC Annual Conference and AGM. Registration for this year's conference is now open. Join us in Harrison Hot Springs, in the beautiful Fraser Valley of British Columbia, for the PIBC 2012 Annual Conference and AGM. The conference will be headquartered at the wonderful and historic Harrison Hot Springs Resort on the shores of Harrison Lake.