Community News Archive

Happy Canada 150!

In celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, Legion Magazine produced this whirlwind video essay highlighting the ongoing history of our country. Illuminating accomplishments, struggles, disputes, and facts, this project takes stock of who we are as a nation and how we got here. From peacekeeping, multiculturalism, and diversity, to Captain Kirk, hockey, and Drake, it shares the funny, the sad, and everything in between.

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).