It's the perfect time to create a healthy, sustainable future for the region. Climate action, transportation and growth management are just a few of the topics being discussed. Find out how we are reshaping the Regional Growth Strategy into a Regional Sustainability Strategy (RSS).
We have completed the background work to support the next stage of developing the RSS. This included data collection and analysis, consulting with citizens and community leaders on the nine policy briefs, creating the Terms of Reference and contracting HB Lanarc-Golder to assist with the RSS engagement and development.
Informed by stakeholder and public consultations, we have now developed a framework for transitioning the current Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) to the new RSS. This framework consists of 12 strategic areas organized into five themes. The new RSS policies will all be developed through the lens of climate action.
Check out our first RSS video in a series we will be producing on planning for a sustainable future for our region.
The nine policy briefs, each with its own set of policy options reflect a growing focus on integrated regional strategies as a cornerstone of sustainability. Many of the policy options span multiple topic areas, such as urban development and transportation, or economic development and food security. Climate change spans them all.
The nine policy briefs have now been integrated with the eight strategies in the current RGS, resulting in five themes that form the new framework for developing the RSS.
Keynote speaker at the Mayors and Councils meeting, Andrew Heintzman, co-founder of Canada's first green investment firm, inspired attendees with his presentation on building a green economy. Watch the keynote video
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