Topic: Identifying Barriers and Opportunities within the Professional Planning Practice in Ontario
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 19 2018 - 1:00PM-2:00PM EST
On June 19, 2018, Smart Prosperity institute will release a new report to identify the top five barriers and opportunities in professional planning practice in Ontario that stand to affect the refinement, replication, and scaling up of municipal natural asset management projects.
In light of increasing concerns over aging infrastructure and urban growth, local governments are looking for ways to improve management of municipal assets that supply community services. At the same time, many communities are experiencing widespread decline in ecosystem quality. Municipal Natural Asset Management has been proposed as offering a sustainable solution to this multifaceted problem.
Professional Planning practice has been identified as having a potentially key role in the implementation of municipal natural asset management due to their diverse and interdisciplinary field, as well as their key involvement with land use decision-making. The objective of this study was to identify the top five barriers and opportunities in professional planning practice in Ontario that stand to affect the refinement, replication, and scaling up of municipal natural asset management projects.
Along with the launch of the full report, this webinar will explore the role of planners in municipal natural asset management, the key barriers and opportunities identified, and potential action steps that could be taken to address those barriers and opportunities.
- Zoe Milligan, MES Planning Candidate & Teaching Assistant, University of Waterloo.
- Rachael Edwards, Natural Resources Conservation Planning and Management research group, University of Waterloo
Click here to learn more about the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative.