Initiatives in Focus Session: Shaping our Future: A Resilient Metro Vancouver 2050
September 29 9-11am
Convened by Edward Nichol & James Stiver (Metro Vancouver)
Three major long-range planning initiatives are currently being developed to address land use and growth management, climate change, and transportation at the regional scale – Metro 2050, Climate 2050 and Transport 2050. This session will explore opportunities to integrate resilience into these regional-scale plans by identifying data and implementation gaps, and generating “big ideas” that can bring us closer to a resilient region by 2050 through shared strategies and policies.
Understanding Risk (UR) BC 2020 (www.urbc.ca) is an online, collaborative symposium and event series that will foster place-based risk reduction strategies to proactively enhance resilience and improve disaster recovery pathways in BC.
URBC 2020 will feature online events from summer to fall- 2020:
- Summer Webinars: Hear from local and international experts on the holistic understanding of disaster impacts
- Pre-symposium Workshops: Interactive sessions to learn and contribute to understanding risk in BC
- Launch Events: September and November sessions that merge art, knowledge, practice and policy to share key updates, and offer a sneak-peek at upcoming themes and sessions.
- Initiatives-in-focus Workshops: Step into the shoes of leading practitioners and policy makers in BC to wrestle with emerging issues that aim to reduce disaster risk and build resilience
- Dialogue Panels: Tune into exciting conversations that examine key tensions, challenges and opportunities to improve disaster recovery pathways in BC
- Closing: Connect, reflect, celebrate and initiate next steps
- Reporting on progress of actionable strategies and outcomes from previous and ongoing UR Symposiums as well as related DRR/CCA efforts
- Demonstrate components of the BC Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Hub, identify opportunities for its short-term priorities and advance its long term financial and governance model
- Advance essential and non-traditional partnerships across the science-policy-action interface to reduce risk and build resilience
- Make connections across projects and initiatives towards enhanced collaboration and reduced duplication
- Support advancement and implementation of existing recommendations and commitments that have been made in BC and Canada in relation to climate and disaster risk management by fostering generative dialogue across disciplines and cultures