Modelling Sustainable Communities
We have recently received a major grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to develop a new community modelling approach that will help local decision-makers better predict the impacts of different development choices. This decision-making tool will be hosted by Royal Roads University and developed through a research partnership between Community Research Connections, whatIf? Technologies, and the Sustainability Solutions Group (SSG). This will be the first computer-based modelling approach operating at the community level that combines land, water, and energy use data with statistics such as employment rates and economic output. The prototype community model will be co-developed with Canadian communities located in British Columbia, Ontario, and the Maritimes.