Community Based Adaptation in Brampton Through the Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan (2011)

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority has established several pilot programs throughout the Greater Toronto Area to promote climate change adaptation and sustainability in established urban neighbourhoods. The Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan (SNAP) program based in Brampton focused on the County Court neighbourhood.

Through a series of community and stakeholder engagement efforts and in partnership with local businesses, residents and neighbourhood groups, the SNAP developed an action plan for the community that identified recommended actions for the municipality, the neighbourhood and the private landowners. The case study describes the SNAP program and discusses the features of the Brampton SNAP program. In addition, the case study examines the challenges that were encountered throughout the process and the lessons learned by the project team.