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Campbell River wins Provincial Award for Sustainable Campbell River Efforts (September 29, 2011)

The City of Campbell River took a first place win in the Civic Engagement Category at the UBCM Excellence Awards in Vancouver, BC this Thursday.
The coveted province wide award recognized the City‟s efforts to increase awareness of government services during Local Government Awareness Week, engage the community in generating a vision and goals for Campbell River, and participate in policy development for the Sustainable Official Community Plan.
According to UBCM, "…the Community Excellence Awards program is an opportunity to showcase municipalities and regional districts who "lead the pack‟, take risks to innovate, establish new partnerships, question established ways of doing business and pioneer new customer service practices."

More than 1,500 community members have been involved in the development of the Sustainable Official Community Plan and several other associated plans. Sustainable Campbell River has included extensive youth involvement, partnerships with First Nations including hosting a Storytelling Event, video, social media, radio and print communication, school workshops, outreach at grocery stores and community events and hosting of 25 public workshops and forums. Outreach efforts were organized by City staff and consulting teams HB Lanarc, Beringia Planning, and Urban Systems. Read more...

Mark Holland named Planner of the Year by PIBC

Principal Mark Holland received the Planning Institute of BC's Planner of the Year award for 2010. As an active speaker and engaged citizen, Mark continues to advance sustainability locally, across Canada, and internationally. He is currently an advisor on the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Team and over the last year was involved in several successful projects, including the Surrey Sustainability Charter, Seylynn Village development zoning amendment approval, and the Comox Valley Sustainability Strategy. We invite you to read or watch Mark deliver his Manifesto, Resilient Cities and Regenerative Regions, to get a sense of why he earned this honour.

Janine de la Salle awarded Young Planner of the Year by CIP

Janine de la Salle, our Director of Food Systems Planning, has received the Canadian Insititute of Planning President’s Award for Young Planner for 2010.

Honourable Mention for City of North Vancouver's Community Energy and Emissions Plan

The City of North Vancouver was awarded an honourable mention by the Community Energy Association as part of the 2010 Energy & Climate Action Awards for BC local governments. The update of its Community Energy and Emissions Plan included HB Lanarc's sophisticated modelling approach partnered with broad public engagement.

CIP's honourable mention for Planning Excellence in the Comox Valley

HB Lanarc received a prestigious honourable mention from the Canadian Institute of Planner’s City Planning Awards for Planning Excellence for the Comox Valley Sustainability Strategy. This was a collaborative undertaking with the Comox Valley Regional District, the Village of Cumberland, the Town of Comox, and the City of Courtenay. We also won this award last year for the Town of Ladysmith's Sustainable Community Visioning Project.

New Urbanism Charter Award and Leadership in Food Security for Southlands

The Congress of New Urbanism recently awarded the Southlands Charrette and Plan with a Charter Award. Head here to enjoy a glimpse of this proposed sustainable community that integrates elements from all parts of the food system as a core of its residential village concept. Further recognition came when we were awarded the Leadership in Food Security Award by Your Local Farmers Market Society for our leadership in advancing urban agriculture and ingenuity in developing Agricultural Urbanism, which is a planning, policy, and design framework.

We are proud to support our clients in leading projects that advance creating livable, resilient and sustainable communities. Please join us in congratulating our team members on these well-deserved honours!

2012 Events

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2012 Building Sustainable Communities Conference
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HB Lanarc-Golder is proud to be a Silver Sponsor at the 2012 Building Sustainable Communities Conference in Kelowna, BC.

Focused on the theme ‘Connecting All Pieces of the SustainAbility Puzzle’, this conference brings together 75 industry experts on 11 planning committees. Connect with Golder delegates in technical sessions and at our exhibitor booth.

Opportunities to connect with Golder delegates include:

  • EXCHANGING IDEAS: An Expo Of Social & Cultural Sustainability Issues
    Tuesday, February 28 (2:00-3:15PM)
    Issue Expert: Janine de la Salle
    Wednesday, February 29 (10:00-10:10AM)
    Exhibitor Short Presentations: Vince Verlaan, Alex Boston, Janine de la Salle
  • SUSTAINABLE PLANNING 201: Connecting the Dots Between Frameworks & Plans
    Wednesday, February 29 (3:45-5:00PM)
    Session Sponsor Opening: Vince Verlaan
  • AGRICULTURE PLANS & POLICIES: Nurturing the Future of Food Security
    Wednesday, February 29 (3:45-5:00PM)
    Facilitator: Janine de la Salle
  • SUSTAINABLE PLANNING 301: Optimizing Community Well-Being Through Public Engagement
    Thursday, March 1 (9:00-10:15AM)
    Facilitator: Vince Verlaan
  • CLIMATE ACTION SUCCESSES: Good Targets, Great Tactics!
    Thursday, March 1 (9 :00-10:15AM)
    Panelist: Alex Boston 

Visit Golder delegates at booth #5 in the Eco-Ex Trade Show & Tell where you can learn more about Golder’s service offerings.



CAPS-ACÉAU Conference | Planning Horizons: The Edge, Future and Potential of Planning
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Vancouver, BC, February 2-4, 2012
At SFU's downtown Vancouver campus and various locations around the city
We are are proud to be a Bronze sponsor of this conference.


Previous Events

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Celebrating CIRS | Accelerating Sustainability Conference (Read more...)

Vancouver, BC, November 3-5

We are host of the theme: Moving from Regenerative Buildings to Regenerative Communities

The Economics of Change: Can we afford not to build resilient cities?
Thursday March 24 from 8:00am to 5:00pm

We are proud to be working with the Planning Institute of BC Fraser Valley Chapter to deliver this one day symposium. Read more...

FCM Sustainable Communities Conference 2011 (link)

The 2011 FCM Sustainable Communities Conference was an opportunity to interact with municipalities and related professionals from across the country. Our presenters this year were Janine de la Salle, Alex Boston and Mark Holland. Janine de la Salle's presentation addressed what local food means for municipalities, and how local governments can support and foster a sustainable local food system. Alex Boston's session featured presentations from leading communities illustrating the use of energy mapping to identify energy sources and efficiency opportunities across multiple sectors. Mark Holland participated in an animated debate over the best approach to take for community sustainability: slow and methodical or full speed ahead?

2011 Media

DNV approves OCP unanimously - June 4, 2011

(North Shore News, by Jeremy Sheperd) The District of North Vancouver concluded what is likely its final Official Community Plan debate Monday with council unanimously approving third reading of the bylaw. Read more...

Visit the DNV OCP Project homepage

City looking for input on locally grown food - May 28, 2011

(CTV Edmonton, by Julia Parrish) Growing fruit and vegetables at home is nothing new, but the city is looking for input on developing a strategy on urban agriculture and food policy to expand on the idea. Read more...

Prince George Launches Neighbourhood Engagement Sessions - May 26, 2011

(CivicInfoBC, By City of Prince George) PRINCE GEORGE - The City of Prince George will be launching a pilot project to assist in the early stages of developing a long term neighbourhood engagement strategy. Read more...

Healing Cities - October 7, 2010

Healing Cities is an integrated approach to planning and design for the natural and built environment that values holistic health and wellness of people and ecosystems. It explores how to address planning processes and design of our living environments to keep us healthier and more whole. Read more...

The Agricultural Urbanism Book has been launched! - October 2, 2010

This book, rooted in a sustainable food system approach and written by leaders in planning and design, outlines a powerful strategy for understanding and taking action on the full scope of sustainable food system opportunities in cities and how we build them. Read more...

A Positive Next Step - September 28, 2010

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Well, another phase of the Sustainable Campbell River program is out of the way, with the completion of the first public input forum. It was an interesting exercise and one that has left me with the feeling that this may actually result in something positive for the community. Read more...

Mark Holland Speaks at Pecha Kutcha - June 23, 2010

Focusing on the topic of sustainability and Vancouver's goal to be the greenest city by 2020.
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