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, 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 production 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 has an enhanced and significant role in 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!

Upcoming Events

  • 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Price: $FREE

Join SSS on February 22 from 2:30pm-4:30pm as we welcome Dr. Saxe, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, & Ian McVey, Regional Climate Advisor.

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