Climate Change Planning: Case Studies from Canadian Communities (2012)

The Climate Change Planning report developed by the Canadian Institute of Planners in 2012 is a compendium of ten case studies on climate change adaptation planning in communities across Canada. Each study presents data on a planning process in four phases:

The Project phase offers a brief description of the case; the Essentials phase presents key lessons learned and major tools developed or used throughout the process; the Specifics phase details the project's approach, steps, barriers, results, time and costs; and the Contact phase provides users with contact details of knowledgeable proponents of the project. The case studies included in the report are:

  • Tantramar Dykelands Infrastructure at Risk (Sackville, New Brunswick)
  • Toronto Green Standard (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Waterfront Toronto’s Carbon Tool (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Hot Weather Response Plan (Sudbury, Ontario)
  • Ecological Footprint and Land Use Scenarios (Calgary, Alberta)
  • Planning for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation (Red Deer, Alberta)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (Prince George, British Columbia)
  • Gibsons Harbour Area Plan (Gibsons, British Columbia)
  • Interim Flood Construction Levels (Vancouver, British Columbia)
  • Flood Management Planning in Delta (Delta, British Columbia)