Reports, Reference Materials and Videos

Project Reports

Sustainable City of Sustainable Neighbourhoods: How do we get there? cover
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The final report [pdf icon 1 MB] on the Sustainable City of Sustainable Neighbourhoods project describes the development of the project. It includes descriptions of early project concept, through the discussions and consultations, to the final symposium and follow-up. Topics covered include the challenges in attempting to convene a neighbourhoods advisory group composed of representatives from each of the City’s 23 local areas; the City’s extensive web of sustainable development related policies — and the diversity of ideas about the meaning of ‘sustainability’ for neighbourhoods; and, the challenges of convening a diverse group of neighbourhood organizations.

Reference Materials and Working Documents

Livable, Sustainable, Equitable
Click on image to view micro-site with videos, flip charts, session summaries from the Sustainable Cities of Sustainable Neighbourhoods project.

Reference materials and working documents relating to the two-part symposium held in April 2011 were uploaded to a micro-website during the project. The micro-site  also contains background materials relating to the organization of the symposium.

Some direct links:

Symposium Videos

Videos of the 14 presentations made by citizens active in enhancing the sustainability of their neighbourhoods can be viewed on YouTube. These videos include  the presentation made by VCPC project committee chair Eileen Keenan on sustainability in neighbourhoods (below). The list is available here, with links to the individual videos, or go to the Commission’s Neighbourhoods2011 YouTube channel.

Council Report and Presentation

A Sustainable City of Sustainable Neighbourhoods presentation cover slide
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The report on the Sustainable Neighbourhoods project was presented to Council on July 28, 2011. The agenda for the Council meeting provides a link to the formal version of the written report  pdf icon, and a link to a video recording of the meeting. The presentation slides pdf icon provide highlights of the presentation.

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