Here are some of the Smart Planning tools and resources, archived here for research and reference.
Rural Sustainability Planning in BC
Download the SPC research project investigating the application of integrated community sustainability planning (ICSP) by regional districts and small municipalities for rural areas of British Columbia.
1. What makes a successful sustainability process for a rural area in BC;
2. What actions are suitable for a rural sustainability strategy; and
3. The rural areas’ relationship with urban and provincial sustainability goals.
The study was funded by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).
Planning Samples eBinder
Visit the sustainability planning samples library for:
BC Climate Action Toolkit | toolkit.bc.ca
The BC Climate Action Toolkit is an online resource for knowledge sharing and collaboration. It provides the latest news, best practices, practical advice, information and strategic guidance to help BC local governments successfully reduce greenhouse gas emissions and, at the same time, strengthen their communities.
This Toolkit is provided by a three-way partnership of the Province, the Union of British Columbia Municipalities and Smart Planning for Communities, a program of the Fraser Basin Council.
The Regulation of District Energy Systems
Author: Peter Ostergaard
This paper examines nine diverse systems, four under BCUC jurisdiction and five regulated by municipalities, to elicit the type and level of economic regulation that can encourage financial sustainability while providing customers with reasonably priced energy services. Download the paper.
Community Planning Funding Sources, Case Studies & Best Practices - A Resource List for BC’s First Nations Governments
Several First Nations communities in British Columbia are moving towards a sustainable future. These communities have requested increased access to expertise, networks and information.
Funding directories for BC local and First Nations government initiatives can be found at: