Integrated community sustainability planning
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Integrated community sustainability planning

2012

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Most rural areas of British Columbia have population and employment growth rates that are a small fraction of the rates occurring in the urban and fringe areas of the Lower Mainland, southern and south-eastern Vancouver Island, and the Okanagan. [...] However, in the early stages, it became apparent that including First Nations governments would add large numbers of individual governments, as well as the inter-jurisdictional complexity, which would exceed the capacity of the staff and the timeframe for the research project. [...] To rephrase the question in a more detailed way, if BC’s regional districts are to be successful in ICS Planning and their rural communities and landscapes are to become sustainable, then o What are the elements of a successful process for rural areas and communities, for example data and information, public awareness and participation? [...] The anticipated outcomes of the research project are information and practical advice for BC’s regional districts concerning: o the elements of a successful process for their rural areas, including engaging with neighbouring First Nations and the regional district’s member municipalities o the tools and actions – a ‘sustainability strategy tool kit’ – available to regional districts for implementa [...] The request to distribute the invitations to participate was sent by e-mail to the regional associations of the Union of BC Municipalities: the North Central Local Government Association, Southern Interior Local Government Association, Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments; or directly to the regional districts, as was the case for Vancouver Island and the Fraser Valley.

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sustainable development agriculture environment government politics sustainability economy drinking water conservation water environmental policy science and technology climate change mitigation capacity building natural resources government policy environmental pollution transport tax bc goals community focus group british columbia climate action cycling leaders sustainably conservation (ethic) brundtland commission sustainable community sustainable communities

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