Community News Archive

Blog Collective Shares Transformative Ideas on City Building

We just discovered a great blog collective called The Nature of Cities. This global platform shares transformative ideas on how cities can function as unified ecosystems for people, nature, and infrastructure. As a self-described “Idea Hive”, they focus on "design and creation of better cities for all: cities that are resilient, sustainable, livable, and just". And because of this, they believe building and urban design should be carried out through a green lens.

Have you taken the MapleShot Challenge?

Have you taken the MapleShot Challenge? In celebration of Canada 150, this initiative encourages you to share what makes you a proud Canadian, what would make you prouder, and how you are going to make this happen. Designed to inform, challenge, and change how we perceive ourselves, it promotes positive change in Canada through creativity and innovation.

Webinar: Learn about FCM’s new Climate and Asset Management Network

Does your municipality want to build on its foundation in asset management and take action on climate change? Sign up for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' -->

Research blog highlights equitable and just sustainability transitions

We recently discovered this great website called “Equitable and just sustainability transitions through social science insight”, penned by Dr. Stephen Zavestoski. As a professor in the Environmental Studies Program and Department of Sociology at the University of San Francisco, he is “weaving together [his] personal life, research, and teaching to move society toward” "equitable and just sustainability transitions through social science insight” (Stephen Savestoski, n.d., Home).

A Basic Income for Canadians - Metcalf Foundation Releases Report

The Metcalf Foundation just released a report called, “A Basic Income for Canadians: What would change?”, written by Metcalf Innovation Fellow and income security expert John Stapleton.

Database mines oil sands advertising

Check out this SSHRC funded research project called MediaToil, that is researching the competing media representations of Canada’s bituminous sands - also known as oil or tar sands - as seen through the promotional images and documents created by key stakeholders. They are interested in how the representational struggle over Alberta’s oil sands has played out in the publications and campaigns of select oil sands stakeholders.

GTI Announces New Milestones

Aerial view of a city

Community Energy Planning Getting to Implementation in Canada (GTI) Initiative is a multi-year national initiative that is empowering communities to take a leading role on energy, including innovative energy projects such as renewable electricity, district energy, biomass, landfill gas capture, clean transportation, electric vehicles and others.