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A Neighbourhood-Based Solution for Sustainable Urban Renewal and Climate Action

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

1:30 to 4:30 pm | Room 240

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Presented by Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Program (SNAP)

Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Program SNAP logoThe Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Program (SNAP) is a proven solution for sustainable urban renewal that places neighbourhoods at the centre of the implementation framework. Drawing on 50 years of sustainable city-building experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) has developed SNAP to help municipalities improve efficiencies, draw strong local community support and build trust for long-term engagement as they implement climate change-related urban renewal initiatives.

In partnership with the Region of Peel and Town of Caledon, the West Bolton SNAP is being developed in collaboration with The Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto. Join staff and faculty members for an interactive discussion on the co-creation process. There will be a display of the community consultation boards that the West Bolton SNAP team used for the Action Plan co-creation. Attendees will have an opportunity to see the proposed ideas and inspirational projects brought together by the Daniels Faculty and talk with staff and students about the development of this Action Plan.



Justyna Braithwaite

Justyna BraithwaiteJustyna Braithwaite works as a Coordinator with the Sustainable Neighbourhoods Group at  Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). Since joining TRCA, Justyna has been working on advancing sustainability at the neighbourhood level through Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Program (SNAP) projects. She currently supports the development and implementation of a SNAP in the Town of Caledon, working in collaboration with municipal, community, utility and private sector partners. Her efforts have also been focused on fostering local engagement and capacity-building through various locally-relevant projects and initiatives. Previously, Justyna worked at RiverSides coordinating initiatives to raise awareness around urban stormwater issues and advance implementation of Low Impact Development solutions on residential properties.


Courtney den Elzen

Courtney den ElzenCourtney den Elzen is an Assistant Coordinator for the Sustainable Neighbourhoods team in the Watershed Strategies Division at Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. For the West Bolton SNAP project, she assists in the Action Plan development and leads the Home Retrofit Program to connect residents with incentives, and other programs to help them be more sustainable.



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