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Planning Samples eBinder: Planning

  1. Getting Ready

  2. Planning
    The Planning phase begins with a creating the process and or work plan for addressing sustainability planning. Work plans will include opportunities for community involvement gathered through a variety of engagement strategies. Communities in British Columbia are exploring creative ways to reach a wide and diverse spectrum of the community, including children, youth and seniors and people of many cultural backgrounds. The result is a plan strengthened by multiple perspectives of the community. Click on a link below to view the sample;

  3. 2.1 Process / Work plan
    1. Rural OCP & Zoning Bylaw Review (page 7), RDOS
    2. City of Castlegar Sustainability Planning Process Work Program, Urban Systems
    3. City of Williams Lake ICSP Workplan

    2.2. Consultation Strategies / Engagement Policies
    1. Consultation Strategy for Integrated Sustainability Planning Project for Castlegar
      Urban Systems
    2. Golden – Youth Engagement Description, Photos and Video of Zachary McClean
    3. Sustainable Cowichan: poster
    4. Whistler Comprehensive Community Plan FAQs, Whistler
    5. City of Vancouver: One Day Initiative,, City of Vancouver
    6. CCP excerpt: Tool 7: Community Groups to Engage and Involve, INAC
    7. Blue Mountain ICSP Public Engagement Workshop Report, Lura Consulting
    8. Rossland Vision to Action presentation by Terry Miller
    9. BC Updated Procedures for Consulting First Nations
    10. Moving Sustainability Forward Public Engagement for local Government -
      Sustainability Planning in the Columbia Basin Trust CBT
      1. Public Engagement_Smart Practices
      2. Effective Community and Stakeholder Engagement
      3. Community Engagement Case Studies
    11. Communicating About Sustainability Fresh Outlook Foundation
    12. Cranbrook Connected Planning 'Listening to Our Community'

    2.3 Implementation Resources
    1. Guide for using the Asset Management BC Roadmap, May 2011
    2. AMBC : Asset Management Building Blocks : Roadmap, September 2011

    2.4 Sample Plans
    1. Aqam Community Strategic Plan, 2011
    2. Bowen Island Sustainability Framework, 2020 vision, July 2008
    3. Castlegar OCP & ICSP Bylaw 1150
    4. Colwood & Langford – Jointly Developed OCPs, 2009
    5. Comox Valley Regional District Sustainability Strategy, 2009
    6. Cultivating Creston, 2013
    7. Cranbrook ICSP: Connecting to Our Future, June 2011
    8. Dawson Creek Vision, Mission & Principles, City of Dawson Creek
    9. Cowichan, Sustainability Report to CVRD,November 2008
    10. Fernie Sustainability Plan, October 2011
    11. Dzawada ‘Enuxw Comprehensive Community Plan: Phase One, 2009
    12. Grand Forks Final Draft Sustainable Community Plan Sept. 2011
    13. Harrison Sustainability Plan 2011
    14. Highlands Sustainability Summary, October 2011
    15. Inveremere, Sustainability Plan May 2011
    16. Kamloops North Shore Neighbourhood Plan, June 2008
    17. Kamloops Sustainability plan, 2010
    18. Kaslo Sustainability Strategy, June 2014
    19. Kimberley Sustainability Plan September 2011
    20. Lake Country, Integrated Community Sustainability Plan, 2014
    21. Ladysmith: A Community Vision for a Sustainable West Coast Town Report, 2009
    22. Nak’azdli Band Community Plan Framework, 2012
    23. Nelson Sustainability Strategy, Path to 2040, 2010
    24. New Denver Sustainable Community Plan, 2010
    25. Peachland - Sustainable Downtown 2010
    26. Powell River Region - Sustainability Charter for the Powell River Region, 2009
    27. Prince George, Integrated Community Sustainability Plan, 2010
    28. Qualicum Beach, Sustainability Plan, 2010
    29. Quesnel, Integrated Community Sustainability Plan, 2013
    30. Revelstoke and Area Community Development Action Plan, 2007
    31. Rossland Visions to Action - Strategic Sustainability Plan, 2008
    32. Saanich - Sustainable Official Community Plan July 2008
    33. Slocan Official Community Plan, 2011
    34. Sparwood, District of - Community Sustainability Plan, 2009
    35. Sooke - A Sustainable Development Strategy for the District, 2008
    36. South Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy, 2008
    37. Telkwa Sustainability Plan, 2011
    38. Terrace 2050 Final, 2009
    39. Tsawwassen First Nation Strategic Plan 2008-2013
    40. Xat’sull First Nation, Comprehensive Community Plan
    41. Sun Peaks Social Sustainability Plan, 2013
    42. Sunshine Coast Regional District Sustainability Plan 'One Coast' 2011
    43. Surrey - Sustainability Charter A Commitment to Sustainability 2009
    44. Valemount, Integrated Community Sustainability Plan, 2013
    45. Whistler’s 2020 Moving towards a Sustainable Future, 2006
    46. Williams Lake ICSP Framework - Imagine Our Future, 2010

  4. Lessons Learned

  5. Further Resources

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.

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