Thinking and Acting Local

Canada’s municipalities are the front lines of sustainable development – over 80% of Canadians live in an urban setting. Most municipalities are required to produce an official plan to set out a vision and approach to the orderly development of the community.

An emerging trend for municipalities is to look at an integrated neighbourhood approach to development – the urban village. Definitely a concept worth supporting because it focuses on creating a diverse and livable neighbourhood that is walkable and has lots of amenities.

Ones to Watch

  1. Partners for Climate Protection: a network of Canadian municipal governments that have committed to reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) and to acting on climate change.  PCP is a partnership between the Canadian Federation of Municipalities and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability