Land Use Planning

Climate change is linked to key policy areas in all levels of government. Land-use decisions, such as compact, location-efficient communities and urban design features that support public order transit and active transportation, community energy planning, green infrastructure (low-impact development) and stormwater management techniques can all impact the amount of greenhouse gas(GHG) emissions, and how municipalities adapt to the weather-related (warmer and wetter) impacts of climate change. Development Plans, Secondary Plans and municipal Zoning By-Laws can are all tools to help prepare for a variety of anticipated climate change risks. The new Provincial Growth Plan, May, 2017, includes recommendations for climate change in relation land-use planning. Read more on the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017 here.

Considerations: What do our communities look like? What land use patterns characterize the area? What types of buildings do we live, work and play in? How should we accommodate growth?


December 14th, 2017

Update on our LCCAP, Take our Survey & Be a #ClimateChanger to Win FREE Eco-Incentives, Project Examples from FCM's MCIP Fund, Funding & Incentives!

February 8th, 2018

Take our Survey & Win! Join us at our FREE event on Feb.22, Funding for Your Projects, & Job Alerts from SSEA!

Upcoming Events

Funding Opportunities

Featured Resources