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Planning Samples eBinder: Further Resources

  1. Getting Ready

  2. Planning

  3. Lessons Learned

  4. Further Resources
    There are several resources to advance smart planning in British Columbia. Consult the following three sections to find more tools to assess, measure, and report as part of integrated community sustainability planning processes. Click on a link below to view the sample;

    1. Checklists
      1. Town of Gibsons Smart Development Checklist, Gisbsons Department of Planning
      2. Sustainability Statement Guidelines for Rezoning and Development Permit Applications in Saanich Sustainability Checklist, Saanich Department of Planning
      3. City of Nelson Sustainability checklist, City of Nelson
      4. City of Vernon Smart Growth Development Checklist, Vernon Department of Planning
      5. RDOS Regional Growth Strategy Sustainability Checklist, RD of Okanagan Similkameen
      6. Port Coquitlam Sustainability Checklist for Rezoning & Development Permit Applications
      7. Kelowna Sustainability Checklist
      8. Kamloops Development Checklist, North Shore Neighbourhood Plan City of Kamloops
      9. CCP Handbook, Sample Checklist excerpt pages 31-32, INAC 2006
      10. Sustainability Screening Report Checklist (SSR), Canmore
      11. Saltspring Island Checklist
      12. Kamloops Sustainability Checklists
      13. Regional District of Bulkley Nechako Sustainability Checklist
      14. Kelowna Sustainability Checklists with and without Rezoning

    2. Indicator Programs
      1. Performance Indicators for the South Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy
        The Sheltair Group, 2007
      2. Whistler 2020 Descriptions of Success, RMOW
      3. Indicators of Climate Adaptation in the Columbia Basin, 2015
      4. State of the Basin Report, Columbia Basin Trust 2008
      5. State of the Basin Report Series, Columbia Basin RDI initiative
    1. Becoming Carbon Neutral
      1. GCC Becoming Carbon Neutral Project Profiles

    2. Websites & Further Resources
      1. CCP Funding list, INAC 2009
      2. CCP Tools & Resources handout, INAC 2011
      3. Sustainability Definitions, Smart Planning for Communities 2010
      4. Website List, Smart Planning for Communities 2010
      5. Canadian Sustainability Plan Inventory website - online searchable database of sustainability plans and affiliated documents collected from all 13 Canadian provinces and territories


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Program Vision

Smart Planning for Communities: creating stronger more vibrant and sustainable communities in British Columbia.

Our Work

Smart Planning for Communities (SPC) is a BC-wide collaborative initiative to assist local and First Nations governments in addressing their long-term sustainability challenges by providing resources and tools for planning socially, culturally, economically and environmentally sustainable communities. Learn more about our services…

Advisory Group

To provide future strategic oversight and direction
for Smart Planning for Communities program, a specialized advisory group including funders, experts in community sustainability planning and implementation will guide the SPC Program with the necessary strategic and operational guidance over the next three years. 

Reach Us

We’re close at hand and happy to help! See our Smart Planning for Communities Contacts page to connect with facilitators and other program staff.

SPC is a program of the Fraser Basin Council, a charitable non-profit society that works to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and across BC.

For more information on the Fraser Basin Council please visit: www.fraserbasin.bc.ca.