Our research project, MC3: Meeting the Climate Change Challenge has two phases. The first phase, 2012—2014, interviewed 11 local government climate innovators. The second phase of the research, as one of its deliverables, re-interviewed a sub sample of the original interviewees in order to track if any changes had occurred in their development paths. Included in this sub sample were interviewees with the elected officials from the virtual conversations led in the first phase.
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We are pleased to announce the launch of our new CRC Research Pinterest account. From Canadian wildlife and biodiversity to data visualizations and design, this social media platform provides a space to experiment with curatorial practice and research dissemination. Organized into 15 curated boards, our page not only features our work but also images pinned from interesting content found across the web.
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Attending the 10th annual Vancouver Island Economic Summit in Nanaimo, BC? Be sure to stop by the Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: Impacts and Solutions Panel on Wednesday, October 26th at 3:30 pm featuring Professor Ann Dale (Royal Roads University), Dr.
We joined gardener, Jeff Wright, on a marvelous mushroom meander at Royal Roads yesterday. During our trek through the surrounding rainforest, we discovered several varieties of local fungi and snapped many close-up photos. Jeff brought along a field guide called Mushrooms demystified: a comprehensive guide to the fleshy fungi, which is available at the RRU library.
Join us Wednesday, October 26th from 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT / 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT, for a conversation on the challenges of integrated planning as part of our Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: Integrated Planning Series.
What is spatial justice? It's not a typo; it's a new and important way of thinking about social justice. Many of us will relate to justice and injustice along axes like class or race or gender. But every single one of us is affected by the spatial distribution of justice—things like where your nearest library is or how much diversity is in your grocery store. Watch this short animated video to learn about common examples and ways to increase spatial justice.
The CRC team published a new article in Cogent Social Sciences that explores how data visualizations can serve as integral components of online climate change research dissemination strategies. They are effective and efficient ways for attracting diverse public audiences and delivering research information in a timely fashion.
We just led a virtual conversation on the co-benefits of acting on climate change. The e-audience included a mayor, a municipal councilor and a researcher from Scotland in addition to researchers and practitioners from across the country. While we didn’t get into the results of Brexit, many ideas about the co-benefits of acting on climate change emerged.
Places+Spaces, a newly developed modelling tool, promises to break new ground on sustainable development decision-making for municipal and regional governments. As the first of its kind in Canada, this comprehensive new computer-based platform allows users to input various development factors including buildings, transportation, energy, water and land-use, economic and employment, education and healthcare. They are then integrated to calculate their interdependent relationships to produce various sustainability scenarios.