On behalf of the International Water Resources Association we are delighted to announce that the XVth World Water Congress will be held from the 25th to 29th May 2015 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Edinburgh in cooperation with the Scottish Government.
Effective public engagement processes often lead to wise recommendations and are seen as critical to the democratic process, yet the work involves big risks and challenges.
How do we mitigate those risks and plan for success? What do we do when things go sideways, whether within an engagement process or in ensuring its influence? And how do we frame and acknowledge the tensions between the implicit desire to do public good and the broader political realities that confront us?
May 20 2015, 2:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
BC, Vancouver, V6B 5K3, SFU Harbour Centre Room 1400, 515 West Hastings Street
The Ontario Biodiversity Summit in Niagara Falls is fast approaching. Register now to esnure that you don’t miss the opportunity to join ICLEI Canada and others to learn about the state of biodiversity in Ontario. Hear from informative and engaging speakers, learn about best practices from around the world and share ideas to help focus conservation efforts.
May 19 to 22 2015, 9:00am - 4:30am
ON, Niagra Falls, L2G 3W7, Marriott Gateway on the Falls
The EcoDistricts Incubator is a three-day intensive, project-based workshop designed to accelerate district-scale sustainability across North America. The 2015 Incubator will be held in Portland, OR, May 18-20.
Each city team selected for the invitation-only Incubator is already hard at work promoting healthy, vibrant, sustainable and just cities and neighborhoods for all. The Incubator provides advanced training to help teams advance their clearly defined urban sustainability projects.
May 18 to 20 2015, 9:00am - 5:00pm
OR, Portland, 97205, 1223 SW Washington Street, Suite 200
Have you ever though about the abundance of resources that you can find in an urban environment ? Our urban ecosystems are facing an increasing demand to be more integrated, co-dependent and environmentally-conscious. We are proud to launch Discover Urban Resources with two prominent guests from the Netherlands that will talk about the interaction between urban residents and their habitat.
Apr 28 2015, 2:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
BC, Vancouver, V6G 2T3, DUDOC Dutch Urban Design Centre
The Global Learning Forum takes place over three days and the event launches with “Powered by PechaKucha” evening event to showcase the cultural shift to 100% renewable energy in cities. Over the next two days, participants will have access to small group capacity building sessions that are expertly facilitated as well as panel discussions. Outside of the Forum, networking and optional site visits to Vancouver’s cleantech and RE installations will take place.
The International ICLEI Urban Research Symposium, or Researchers’ Symposium for short, is a multiple-day event which is integrated into every ICLEI World Congress. The motivation behind the Symposium This Researchers’ Symposium, the 4th in ICLEI’s 25-year history, brings together leading urban sustainability researchers to present on topics in international policy making and sustainable development. Interested researchers were invited to submit abstracts on one of four themes:
• Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals at the urban level
Dynamic neighbourhoods are the foundation of strong cities and municipalities. Engaged citizens and residents are essential in the creation of strong neighbourhoods. Community-based organizations play an important, catalytic role in making positive community change possible.
ICLEI Canada, with support from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests, is hosting a one-day workshop to preview and test ICLEI’s soon to be released Urban Biodiversity Planning Guidebook. The Guidebook will give municipalities the knowledge, strategies and direction to develop a community specific biodiversity action plan. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to try out the guidebook and exercises through hands-on training and facilitated group discussions.
Moving your community´s sustainability vision forward as a local politician can be challenging. It depends on sustained leadership as well as effective communication, strong collaboration, and the ability to develop partnerships.
We are seeking input and comments on the framework for our Gold Standard Sustainable Cities Programme, through which cities can develop, audit and verify urban programmes – in order to catalyse and scale up currently missing investment.
EcoDistricts is now accepting applications for the 2015 EcoDistricts Incubator, a three-day intensive, project-based workshop designed to accelerate district-scale sustainability across North America. Each city team selected for the invitation-only Incubator is already hard at work promoting healthy, vibrant, sustainable and just cities and neighborhoods for all.