LIVABLE CITIES FORUM
FROM INTENTION TO IMPLEMENTATION
September 25 to 27, 2023
Advancing local resilience while transitioning to a net-zero future are increasingly mainstream as communities realize the impacts of a changing climate on people, assets, and the natural environment. At the same time, communities are finding that they cannot work in isolation to advance this important work – dialogue, exchange, and cooperation with key partners from various sectors is crucial.
The Livable Cities Forum (LCF) is Canada’s preeminent event for municipal leaders and practitioners who want to create livable cities. It provides a space for delegates to learn from colleagues and experts, share their knowledge and experiences, and participate in workshops and panels showcasing local innovation related to climate action and resilience.
LCF is widely known for its high caliber practical sessions, diverse speakers, and meaningful networking opportunities. The Forum attracts over 300 delegates, including municipal staff and elected officials, senior provincial and federal government representatives, non-governmental and private sector representatives, and other urban professionals from across the country.
“LCF is a fantastic forum for gaining insight on leading edge practice amongst local governments on sustainability and climate action. You’ll meet and learn from local government leaders, as well as folks representing innovative non-profit and consulting agencies who can support you on your climate action journey. Highly recommended!”
— Ian McVey, Manager of Sustainability, Regional Municipality of Durham
“The sessions, networking, and events leave me full of inspiration and ideas for action.”
— Jody Rechenmacher, Community Consultant & Principal, Urban Systems
“I have been fortunate to attend many LCFs over the years. Each year I leave the conference with new inspiration and enthusiasm for work we do. Take the time to network and attend the social events, you’ll meet fabulous people that will be future collaborators and resources to you.”
— Karina Richters
“I had the pleasure of working with ICLEI and other partners to host LCF in 2016 in Halifax. It was an impactful conference with great study tours and networking opportunities along with excellent learning. I’ve attended other LCF conferences and have always found them immensely valuable and enjoyable!”
— Shannon Miedema, Director, Environment & Climate Change, Halifax Regional Municipality
“The LCF conference I attended was very well organized and I walked away with so much to share with my colleagues.”
— Amy Coomes, Project Manager, City of Thunder Bay
“I have had the opportunity to attend the Livable Cities Forum several times throughout my career, both as a presenter and attendee. Each time I have come away from this conference with new learnings that I can apply to my own projects, new friendships with colleagues from across Canada, and am reinspired to continue to push for climate action within my municipality.”
— Trisha Henderson, Climate Action Officer, Town of Oakville
LCF has been exploring how to take action at the local level to make our communities more livable since 2011. The core themes of energy transition, climate adaptation, and meaningful and inclusive engagement are interwoven throughout program sessions from year-to-year. Each LCF explores additional themes to support local climate action based on emerging trends and lessons we are continuously learning through our work with communities across Canada.
ACCELERATE LOCAL TRANSITION TOWARDS A NET-ZERO FUTURE
ADAPT COMMUNITIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND BUILD RESILIENCE
PRIORITIZE EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT
Gain insights on leading-edge energy transition and resilience practices.
The Livable Cities Forum is ICLEI Canada's annual event to bring communities together. ICLEI Canada supports local action to achieve net zero, resilience, sustainability, and biodiversity goals. We provide programming, training, and consulting services on a variety of local climate and sustainability issues.
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ICLEI Canada's work happens across Turtle Island which has traditionally been and is home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples since time immemorial. We endeavour to listen to and learn from Indigenous Peoples on an ongoing basis in the process of our work.