2013 Symposium

PRIORITY GREEN Clarington 2013 Symposium

Setting the Foundation for Building Liveable Neighbourhoods

PRIORITY GREEN Clarington Symposium A Success!
Participants at the 1st Priority Green Clarington SymposiumHearing the messages of leadership, collaboration and opportunity, Municipal Council, Staff, community partners and community leaders are inspired to embark upon the PRIORITY GREEN Clarington initiative after a thought provoking day of learning from experts in sustainable building and neighbourhood design.

On October 31, 2013 the Municipality of Clarington hosted the PRIORITY GREEN Clarington Symposium at the Courtice Community Complex.  Kicking off the PRIORITY GREEN Clarington initiative, the symposium brought together project partners and community leaders with the goal of setting a foundation for building liveable neighbourhoods in Clarington.

Knowledgeable, inspiring and thought provoking speakers, including Toronto Star Urban Affairs Columnist, Christopher Hume, and John Godden, Founding Director of the Sustainable Housing Foundation, underlined the opportunity that exists in Clarington to plan for, design and build sustainable neighbourhoods that positively contribute to the community’s quality of life.

Over our 20-year planning horizon, significant growth is expected within Clarington.  The vision of PRIORITY GREEN Clarington is to set a new standard for residential development that prioritizes sustainability, promotes innovation and improves the community’s quality of life.  The messages of leadership and collaboration that were threaded throughout the symposium presentations will be key success factors to achieve this vision.

Thank you to our guest speakers, moderators, sponsors and participants for making the PRIORITY GREEN Clarington symposium a success!  The PRIORITY GREEN Clarington initiative looks forward to ‘Leading the Way’ in ‘Building Liveable Neighbourhoods’.

Symposium Proceedings

View the Symposium Program.

Clarington: The GTA’s Best Last Chance
Christopher Hume, Urban Affairs Columnist Toronto Star
Presentation (Video)

Amy Burke, PRIORITY GREEN Clarington Coordinator, Planning Services Department, Municipality of Clarington
Presentation (Slides)

Moderated By: Daniel Hoornweg, Associate Professor and Jeff Boyce Research Chair, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Green Building: Incredible Innovation, Solid Successes and Positive Prognoses
Kelvin Whalen, Vice President of Land Development, Kaitlin Corporation on behalf of the Durham Region Home Builders’ Association
Presentation (Slides)

By Example: Leaders in Green Building
Tracy Patterson, Principal, Freeman Associates
Presentation (Slides)

Moderated By: Bill Humber, Director, Office of EcoSeneca initiatives, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

Provincial Perspectives on Prioritizing Sustainability
Victor Doyle, Manager, Planning Innovation Section, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Presentation (Slides)

Fused Grid
Steve Jacques, Ontario Manager, Community Development, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Presentation (Slides)

Reducing Risk and Building Resiliency: The Credit River Watershed Story
Christine Zimmer, Senior Manager, Protection & Restoration, Credit Valley Conservation Authority
Presentation (Slides)

What is Sustainability?
John Godden, Founding Director, Sustainable Housing Foundation
Presentation (Slides)


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