Building Resilience: National Planning Conference
June 17 – 20, 2017
Alberta Professional Planners Institute & Canadian Institute of Planners.
Our cities, towns, and communities are facing a growing number of changes. From understanding new environmental concerns to responding to shifts in demographics and our globalizing local economies, planners and their colleagues are navigating new realities of what ‘building resilience’ means.
The 2017 Annual Conference aims to support those engaged with building resiliency through an engaging, collaborative, and thought provoking forum to explore this critical aspect of our shared futures. From celebrating successes, to sharing key learnings, to highlighting emerging research and best practices, this conference brings practitioners, policy makers, community leaders, students, and others with an interest in community and regional planning, together in thoughtful dialogue.
Case Studies from Recent Alberta Fires: Slave Lake and Wood Buffalo (SS-11)
Jamie Doyle, Director of Planning for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and was part of the initial recovery efforts during the Wildfire of 2016
Schaun Goodeve, Manager, Planning & Economic Development, Town of Morinville and Principal of Green Dimensions Consulting
Ann Aasfrid Holden, Planning and Development Assistant for the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River
Erin O'Neill, Operations Manager with the Wildfire Recovery Task Force for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in Fort McMurray
Jill Tapp, Planning and Development Officer for the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River and a Board member of the Alberta Development Officers Association (ADOA)
Join presenters who have worked on recovery efforts for both the Fort McMurray/Wood Buffalo fire in 2016 and the Slave Lake region fire in 2011. The presenters discuss their experiences with aspects of these disasters including emergency response, recovery, and what resilience means for these communities.