Monday, January 19, 2015

Webinar - Smart Growth in Ontario and Why it Matters

Smart Growth in Ontario and Why it Matters will take place on Tuesday, 3 February 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (EST). The Ontario Smart Growth Network (OSGN) invites you to an exciting webinar on smart growth issues and trends in Ontario.


What is “Smart Growth” and why does it matter? Join this interactive discussion on how community planning can better support health and quality of life here in Ontario. Find out about upcoming opportunities to inform key planning policies including Ontario’s Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and the Green Belt Plan. Hear from experts and volunteers working in the field. Share your experience and ideas.


• Moderator: Jeff Kohl - Healthy Communities Consultant
• Melanie Hare - Planner and Partner, Urban Strategies Inc.
• Michelle Noble - Dir. Partnerships and Consultation, Ontario Growth Secretariat, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
• Heidi Matthews - Volunteer with Transition Town Erin

The agenda for this webinar is as follows:

Part 1: What is "Smart Growth" and why does it matter? ~ Melanie Hare
Part 2: Update regarding Ontario's Places to Grow policy ~ Michelle Noble
Part 3: OSGN into the future ~ Heidi Mathews and Jeff Kohl
Part 4: A focus group discussion with participants

In addition, you are invited to complete a short survey on smart growth and the OSGN. The results of this survey will be shared during the webinar. The OSGN is a project of the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition.

To register click here.

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