The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room Flying Elephants and Travel Emissions Part 2: In our last newsletter, we made a case for using the recent slowdown in long haul travel to explore how to tackle visitor travel emissions. With vaccination plans rolling out and news that in...

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Advancing climate action in Metro Vancouver

BC communities have nine years to meet the provincial target of a 40% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction below 2007 levels by 2030. Metro Vancouver has set a slightly more ambitious target of a 45% GHG emissions reduction below 2010 levels by 2030, and is...

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Flying Elephants and Travel Emissions

WCS Engagement + Planning’s recent work to support the “Big Moves” climate action initiatives in Squamish and Whistler highlights the importance of understanding and addressing travel emissions. While this “elephant in the room” of Whistler’s tourism based economy and...

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Strategic Planning – A Good Move

“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” (Michael Porter, Harvard Business School) Choosing what “not to do” is arguably more difficult than choosing what to do, and during these uncertain times when budgets are tighter, making those hard choices may be...

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COVID-19 Recovery Planning

Tips for Engaging Your Community While the COVID-19 crisis has created tragedies and unearthed tremendous inequities, out of a challenging crisis can come opportunity – foundations shift enough that cracks become visible and new possibilities emerge. Use this time to...

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Tourism in a Time of COVID-19

The impact to tourism in BC, the second highest contributor to GDP, due to COVID-19 has been staggering. The number of tourism-related businesses and communities impacted by the coronavirus crisis and the size of this impact is massive. Destination British Columbia...

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Housing Needs Report Program

Last Funding Intake As local governments know, the provincial government requires municipalities and regional districts in B.C. to complete housing needs assessment reports by April 2022, and every five years thereafter. These reports are intended to help local...

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Housing Needs Assessment Funding

Unions of BC Municipalities (UBCM) announced the Housing Needs Report Program. Applications are due May 31, 2019 and November 29, 2019. For help with your application, contact us today.