Livable Cities Forum: Building better communities through resilience, October 2019

SHIFT Collaborative is proud to be co-hosting the eighth annual Livable Cities Forum, October 28-30th, 2019, in partnership with ICLEI Canada, ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team) SFU, and the City of Victoria.

As in years past, the forum is a boutique event geared towards municipalities and community stakeholders, creating a space to come together to share ideas, resources, and strategies for building healthier, more resilient communities. This year, we’re excited to be curating an entire stream on health, climate change and equity, building on last year’s Making the Links Symposium.

More and more, we are hearing the news of the negative impacts of climate change on communities here in Canada, and more broadly across the world. It is vital that community-level collaborative action be taken to address these impacts, and prepare for a more resilient future. But these actions have to work for the entire community, in ways that foster sustainability, health, and equity. This year’s Forum will focus on these connections through three main themes:

  • Exploring the Climate Change and Health Nexus
  • Role of Infrastructure in Building Better Neighbourhoods
  • Advancing Low Carbon Resilience for more Livable Communities

Over the next several weeks leading up to the Forum, we’ll be exploring these ideas on our blog, sharing stories and resources that relate, and taking a deeper dive into some of these topics. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, registration is still open but space is limited, and early bird tickets are flying away! The deadline to register at the early bird rate is September 25th; after this date, tickets will be available at full-price. Secure your seat at the table by visiting our registration page, and if you have any questions, please reach out!

Looking forward to seeing you in beautiful Victoria in October!

ICLEI Canada
ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team) SFU
City of Victoria
Making the Links 2018

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