Monthly Archives: October 2007


Future Visioning of Climate Change at the Local Level

Future Visioning of Climate Change is a website from the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) at UBC. The project involves developing new approaches to community engagement through future visioning, using “virtual reality” techniques based on digital mappings and scientific data. The goal of the project is to specialize, localize, and visualize climate change effects at the neighborhood or community READ MORE


Partners for Climate Protection

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities Partners for Climate Protection is a framework developed for muncipalities to use as they undertake initiatives to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.  When municipalities sign on to the PCP they voluntarily agree to complete five milestones.  Milestone One: Create a GHG Emissions Inventory and Forecast Milestone Two: Set an Emissions READ MORE


Protecting Local Democracy

  As councillors and school board trustees strive to create environmentally and socially sustainable communities, the robustness of local democracies is being threatened from several angles.This handbook contains information on some of the most urgent challenges being faced in 2007. Such challenges include: • the Trade Investment Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA); • shifts in the READ MORE


Columbia Institute Board of Directors

The Centre for Civic Governance is a program arm of the Columbia Institute. The Columbia Institute is a charitable organization established to activate and motivate working people to build strong, progressive communities throughout Canada. Click here to visit the Columbia Institute website. Columbia Institute Board of Directors Ken Georgetti, President Emeritus, Canadian Labour Congress David Levi, Chair, Columbia Foundation Ken Neumann, President, United Steelworkers Tom Dufresne, Retired President (retired), International Longshore Workers Union David Black, President, COPE 378 Barry O’Neill, Retired President, CUPE BC Jim Sinclair, President, BC Federation of Labour John Shields, President Emeritus, BC Goverment and Service Employees’ Union Ken Georgetti, President Emeritus, Canadian Labour Congress Ken Georgetti READ MORE