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Imagining Otherwise is about exploring actionable ways planning can create a more socially inclusive and environmentally resilient future, as the affects of climate change become more widespread. Featuring change makers in planning, Imagining Otherwise is about doing planning differently, and pursing tangible solutions to complex challenges. Register here.
This SFU course offers a special focus on planning and development issues in the Canadian and Metro Vancouver context, and the planners’ role in building cities. Explore the interrelationships between the physical, environmental, economic, social, and built considerations in planning at the site, neighbourhood, city, and regional scales.
Perinatal Services BC’s 4th Biennial Conference: Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies 2020
Innovation and Equity: The Foundation to Quality Perinatal Care in 2020
February 21-22, 2020
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Adaptation Canada is a national conference on climate change adaptation, and the 2020 conference is taking place in Vancouver, B.C.
The conference will features over 60 panels and workshops spread across eight tracks: Financing Resilience, Showcasing Soutions, Ecological Resilience, Professional Practice and Capacity-Building, Raising Awareness and Broadening Engagement, Addressing Climate Change Inequities, Health, and Youth.
For more information, visit the Adaptation Canada 2020 website.
Climate change imposes serious potential threats to short-term and long-term health of all BC residents but it particularly affects the well-being in First Nations communities. Incidences of climate change associated community health emergencies, amplified by other cumulative environmental impacts, are becoming commonplace in BC. Climate change also worsens symptoms of many chronic diseases and may indirectly increase the prevalence of new non-communicable diseases.
Simon Fraser University is offering a Continuing Studies workshop at their Vancouver campus that examines the role of architecture, planning, and public policy in creating spaces and places that are responsive to the needs of aging populations.
The course will focus on age-friendly approaches and community-based responses to population aging.
For more information, visit the course website.
The Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA) and CivicInfo BC are hosting a one-day seminar on making communities more inclusive.
CivX 2019: Civil Ideas for Less Civil Times will take place at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver, B.C. and feature speakers from academia, community organizations, and authors.
For more information and to register, visit the event website.
The Good Food Network is hosting their annual Good Food Summit in Victoria, B.C. from Nov. 19 - 22, 2019.
The BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA), together with the Co-op Housing Federation of BC (CHFBC) and the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) is holding their annual affordable housing conference, Housing Central, from November 17th to November 19th 2019 in Vancouver, B.C.
The event will feature three days of immersive learning through breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and a tradeshow.