Fresh off the Wire
Building Resilient Neighbourhoods
An initiative by Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria, Fraser Basin Council's Smart Planning for Communities program and Transition Victoria. Generously supported by the Vancouver Foundation.
First phase of Building Resilient Neighbourhood project is now complete and final report covering some of the research and approaches, as well as lessons learned can be downloaded here.
During the first phase, Building Resilient Neighbourhoods project engaged participating community members, local governments and organizations through workshop series exploring ways to build community resilience and meet basic needs closer to home. These workshops explored a range of topics, including: expanding local, cooperative, and self-reliant community networks, strengthening social ties and community cohesion, and operating in greater harmony with ecological limits.
You can download information about the neighbourhood resiliency or read more on this workshop series on our Building Resilient Neighbourhoods page. Learn how to help your neighbourhood cooperate, survive and thrive amidst mounting challenges such as climate change, resource depletion and the unstable economy.
Recordings of the Resilient Neighbourhood webinars are also available online.
Meet Stacy Barter, Sustainability Facilitator
Stacy is a sustainability facilitator working in partnership between BC Healthy Communities and Smart Planning for Communities. She helps to build the capacity of communities and organizations become healthier and more sustainable. Stacy has extensive experience leading and facilitating diverse capacity building initiatives, and specializes in community leadership, multi-sector collaboration, and public engagement. Her recent work focuses on public engagement on climate change, health & sustainability, neighbourhood-based engagement, and community dialogue. Stacy has been involved in sustainable community development for over 15 years, working with a wide range of communities, non-profit, and public sector organizations in Canada and Latin America. Contact Stacy.
Strengthening Neighbourhood Resilience project report is now available
Community Energy Planning and Implementation in Remote Communities webinar report is now available
New report on ICSP — Implications for Rural British Columbia is now available
See more highlights on our SPC News and Events page.
Discuss sustainability issues with the Smart Planners on the LiveSmart BC online community for Climate Action Leaders. .