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Community Readiness

Symposium 2018

200A: Using Nature/Natural Systems, i.e.,Green Infrastructure to Plan Resilient Communities

October 11, 2018

12:00pm - 12:30pm

This session will outline how using goods and services of nature—aka green infrastructure—can build strong foundations for communities. It will highlight programs, policies and uses of green infrastructure from recent research in rural communities that offer insights into built infrastructure, economic well-being, and social capacity/equity. Participants will learn about green infrastructure mechanisms that provide multi-functional benefits to human as well as natural communities. Examples include rural non-point source stormwater management, waste water treatment, tree planting, and re-naturalization projects.
Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the values of nature to building connected natural/human resilient communities
  • Gain knowledge about new nature-infused planning infrastructure projects in Ontario, (e.g., rural agriculture landscape low-impact development stormwater management)
  • Derive community readiness through the leveraging of local natural assets