Funding opportunity for capacity-building

UBCM recently announced the third intake of its Canada Community-Building Fund in British Columbia, which covers infrastructure projects and capacity-building projects. The deadline to apply is June 30th, 2022. Contact us to help you scope a capacity-building project...

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Gentle density: A ’gentle’ way to infill

BC communities face roadblocks to adding gentle density housing to their inventory. Understanding the roadblocks is something we are working on with Small Housing BC  and with funding from CMHC.  The project will also help to identify the supports, tools and resources...

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Silly Season Can Still Be Strategic

Silly season (aka election time) for BC municipalities is around the corner, which can sometimes mean a suspension of new planning and engagement work as the focus shifts to campaigning and the election. While for some it might not be the time to initiate new planning...

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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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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.