Livable Cities Forum
Conversations for an Inclusive Future
October 3 – 5, 2022 Victoria, BC
The range of program topics is intended to highlight the need to integrate equity and inclusion into action on climate change mitigation and adaptation. The program will overlap and interconnect these themes as they are weaved throughout two days of content.
Sessions are uniquely designed to go beyond presentation-style delivery, and include many interactive and engaging workshops, trainings, and discussion forums for more networking and hands-on learning opportunities.
EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION
Finding the nexus of climate change, social resilience and equity
This theme will build an understanding on how approaches to climate change can not only protect, but also improve community health and well-being. Climate change action that uses a health and social equity lens can help to protect the most vulnerable, while at the same time providing a mechanism to build better neighbourhoods, promote social inclusion, and facilitate deeper collaboration and impact. Conversations around best practices and holistic examples will be explored.
INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE PEOPLE
Enhancing built and natural resilience
Through this theme the Forum will delve into the role that infrastructure – both built and natural – plays in creating more livable, healthy, and equitable communities. Sessions will look at how to consider the co-benefits associated with various infrastructure types, the trade-offs involved with infrastructure decisions, and the relationship between infrastructure, resilience, and communities.
NET-ZERO COMMUNITIES FOR ALL
Advancing deep emissions reductions across all communities
Under this theme, the conference will explore the benefits of moving towards a low carbon future in an integrated and inclusive manner. Sessions will highlight the multiple opportunities for individuals and communities to consider net-zero communities that address equity and inclusion in their design and implementation. This theme will look at the role of green infrastructure, integrated planning, and collaborative action and how these can be tools to move from net-zero commitment to implementation.
Forum participants will be inspired by the learnings of panel experts.
Trainings & Workshops
Engaging training and workshop opportunities will deliver practical tools and skills for participants
Sessions on the Move
These sessions on the move will take participants outside to explore and learn throughout beautiful Victoria
Featured Talks & Speakers
The LCF team is thrilled to be working with some of Canada's most innovative thinkers in delivering the 2022 Forum. Stay tuned as speaker announcements become available.
LCF 2022 Partners
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2000 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 100+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability.
The City of Victoria is located on the homelands of the Songhees and Esquimalt People. It is the capital City of the province of British Columbia. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is a forward-thinking, active community. The city is home to a dynamic, thriving economy and vibrant arts and culture scene, with an unparalleled natural environment enjoyed by residents and visitors. It’s a place where sustainability, health and well-being are the cornerstones of creating a prosperous and inclusive future.
Is the national platform that houses the best in Canadian city building – where policymakers, urban professionals, civic and business leaders, community activists and academics can learn, share and collaborate with one another from coast to coast to coast.
Through research, engagement and storytelling, CUI promotes effective policies and best practices for building vibrant cities, supporting post-pandemic recovery, and increasing climate resilience. CUI connects and amplifies the diverse voices of urban Canada, in service of a shared value that urbanism is for everyone, and urbanism must include everyone.
Registration coming soon
Mark you calendars to join us in Victoria from October 3-5, 2022! Check back soon for registration details.
The Livable Cities Forum is ICLEI Canada's annual event to bring communities together. In 2022, the Forum is being hosted by the City of Victoria in partnership with ICLEI Canada and the Canadian Urban Institute. We provide capacity building, consulting, training, and information services to support local governments in becoming more sustainable.