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unConference: Living Future 2014

The International Living Future Institute is hosting its seventh annual unConference, Living Future 2014, on May 21 - 23, 2014 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in downtown Portland, Oregon.


Living Future is the forum for leading minds in the green building movement seeking solutions to the most daunting global issues of our time. Out-of-the-ordinary learning and networking formats provide provide innovative design strategies, cutting-edge technical information, and the inspiration needed to achieve significant progress toward a truly living future.

May 21 to 24 2014, 10:30pm - 7:00am

Building Resilient Cities, at GLOBE 2014

Close to 10,000 participants from more than 50 countries will converge for GLOBE 2014, North America's largest conference and exposition focused on the business of the environment taking place in Vancouver, Canada, March 26-28.


Mar 26 to 29 2014, 9:00pm - 7:00am

Planning Cities for Climate Change:Lessons Learned through Energy Modeling and Community Engagement


Planning Cities for Climate Change: Lessons Learned through Energy Modeling and Community Engagement


When: February 12th, 2014 from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Where: UBC Robson Square, Room C300, Theatre, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC


For more information and to register: http://www.planningcitiesforclimatechange.eventbrite.ca


Feb 13 2014, 10:00am - 12:00pm PST

Planning Cities for Climate Change: Lessons Learned through Energy Modeling and Community Engagement

Professors Ronald Kellett, Cynthia Girling and Maged Senbel are frequent collaborators in the Elementslab, a research group they formed inthe Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at the University of British Columbia to develop and apply sustainability-oriented research and tools for urban planning and design processes.


Feb 13 2014, 10:00am - 12:00pm PST

FCM 2014 Sustainable Communities Conference and Trade Show

The 2014 FCM Sustainable Communities Conference and Trade Show (SCC) is heading to Charlottetown, PE. Find out how you can make your community safer, stronger and greener - come and join hundreds of your municipal colleagues as they meet to discuss how to adapt for extreme weather events and overcome today's challenges to local sustainability.


Feb 12 to 14 2014, 1:00am - 10:00am

Seventh session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

The seventh session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals will deal with: 

- Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 
- Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) 
- Climate change and disaster risk reduction 


Live webcast available at UN WebTV 


Jan 07 to 11 2014, 1:00am - 10:00am

Communitas Experts’ Workshop on Sustainable Cities & Human Settlements in the SDGs

Organized by the Communitas Coalition – UN Habitat, Tellus Institute, ICLEI 
and nrg4SD – in collaboration with UN DESA, Member States Friends of Cities, 
Major Groups & Stakeholders and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions 
Network (UN SDSN).

Drawing on a participatory process, the Communitas Coalition seeks to:

1. Advance sustainable urbanization as a key component of the future UN 
Development Agenda, its Goals, tools, means of implementation and 

Dec 06 to 07 2013, 1:00am - 6:00am

Free Webinar: Public Policy Implementation and its Implications

Often new public policy is detected at the launch of a new program. While much attention is paid to getting a new policy approved, the true impact is not fully appreciated until implementation. This webinar sheds light on current policy implementation discourse, provides rural examples, and discusses different action approaches.




Dr. Lars Hallstrom


Nov 29 2013, 2:00am - 3:30am PST

Building SustainABLE Communities 2013

The Fresh Outlook Foundation is hosting its 6th Building SustainABLE Communities conference November 25th-28th in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Delegates from government, business, NGOs, and academia, along with students and members of the general public, will gather to learn from each other about accelerating the move toward more vibrant and resilient communities.

Nov 26 to 29 2013, 2:17am - 2:17am

Climate Wars: Gwynne Dyer

SFU Vancouver Speaker Series: A Lecture by Dr. Gwynne Dyer.


Moderated by Georgia Straight editor Charlie Smith.


Nov 23 2013, 11:00am - 1:00pm PST

ANSI Workshop: Smart and Sustainable Cities

With half the world’s population living in cities and urban areas – a number that is projected to increase to seventy percent or more by the middle of the 21st century – and with climate change and natural disasters posing new challenges, there is a growing market for smart, sustainable, and resilient urban infrastructure planning and development. Increasingly, stakeholders recognize the need for a more holistic approach to the economic, environmental, and social challenges that cities face.

Nov 22 2013, 1:00am - 9:00am PST

World Bank's Environmental Chief to speak at 14th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment

The World Bank is one of the most influential actors on the world stage, providing loans to developing countries worldwide to help reduce poverty, develop infrastructure, and influencing their environments. The World Bank is currently involved in more than 1,800 projects in virtually every sector and developing country; half of them relating to the environment including climate change. In charge of these environmental projects is Rachel Kyte, the World Bank's Vice President of Sustainable Development.


Jan 29 to 31 2014, 6:31am - 6:31am

Meeting the Climate Change Challenge: Community Responses to BC Climate Policy

PICS Climate Change Research Lecture Series


Speakers: Drs. Ann Dale, John Robinson, Meg Holden, and Stephen Sheppard

When: October 23rd, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Where: Asia Pacific Hall, Wosk Centre for Dialogue, SFU Vancouver, 580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver.

Webcast:  http://pics.uvic.ca/events/live-webcast

Oct 24 2013, 8:00am - 10:00am PDT

Canadian Energy & Water Efficiency Conference

The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association and the Canadian National Water Efficiency Network are pleased to present the Canadian Energy and Water Efficiency Conference. The Conference will be held October 16-18, 2013 at The Westin Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.

This Conference will provide a unique national perspective on energy and water efficiency programs,issues and initiatives – focusing on all aspects of these programs from policy, education, and best management practices, to innovation and technology.

Oct 16 to 18 2013, 2:00pm - 2:00pm