The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the findings emerging from research projects completed by University of Toronto students in community engaged learning (CEL) classes over the past seven years.
In the workshop, participants selected what they felt was the most promising intervention – social equity focused financial mechanisms for advancing neighbourhood scale climate action that keeps wealth in communities – to further explore by way of a backcasting exercise. The exercise began with “painting a picture of the future” and then an exploration of “how we want to get there.”
UCAP and partners organized three workshops to convene and engage key change-makers in industry, community organizations, and government to surface solutions to the real-world barriers they face in meeting the TransformTO goals in four of the largest emission-producing sectors: buildings (new and existing), transportation, and energy. The workshops generated roles and responsibilities for action, as well as reports to guide the work to be done. A final workshop focusing on waste is in the planning stage, and is scheduled for early 2024.
Low Carbon Waste Workshop, Planned for early 2024
Future generations of architects, planners, engineers, policy analysts, communications specialists, and more are becoming better versed in sustainability thinking and climate action
These reports were written by groups of students as part of the course GLA 2029 The Sustainability Imperative. The reports address key challenges facing the City of Toronto.
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Climate Data Practices in Toronto’s Municipal Government by Cassandra Chanen
Pedestrian-Oriented Communities: Regenerating critical neighborhoods using GIS, Multi-Objective Optimization design, and simulation tools to increase social and environmental sustainability performance by Marco Antonio Rico Thirion