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Community Readiness

Symposium 2018

201A: Official Plan Building Blocks for Resiliency

October 11, 2018

12:00pm - 12:30pm

This presentation would profile an adopted official plan amendment that provides a leading example in resiliency planning. In 2016, the City of Oshawa adopted a comprehensive conformity amendment, which advanced key building blocks required for to gain resiliency to climate change. Watershed plans for several watersheds in Oshawa were integrated into the official plan resulting in both detailed mapping and environmental policy directions for natural heritage protection, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, invasive species and natural hazard management.
Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to implement watershed planning in a comprehensive and thorough way in an official plan
  • Gain knowledge about key building blocks for resiliency planning and how they could be implemented
  • Gain knowledge about the cumulative effects associated with development and policy directions addressing multiple threats to people, property and the environment