201,3160Organizers invite participants to join a group of leading-edge thinkers, researchers and practitioners on an interdisciplinary journey of discovery and mutual learning. What planning strategies are communities implementing to mitigate climate change and deal with its impacts? What can planners learn from scientists to help them prepare for changes to our land, air, and sea?How do communities plan for the next 100 years? Focused debates, workshops and spontaneous discussions on these and other issues will create a legacy for northern and southern communities alike.
A call for paper proposals, workshops, panels, training sessions and poster presentations in interactive and hands-on formats has now been made. Proposals that address climate change in a range of geographic locations, including southern and northern communities of various sizes, are encouraged. The conference is an interdisciplinary event and submissions from local, national and international planners, academics, architects, community leaders, engineers, researchers, urban designers and others are welcome. Organizers are interested in receiving proposals that demonstrate opportunities to influence prevent or diminish climate change impacts and showcase innovation in adaptation and sustainability planning using an interactive and hands-on approach.
240,3165The Conference also provides a unique opportunity to experience the Arctic in the capital city of Canada’s newest territory, Nunavut. There are numerous opportunities to experience the local culture through traditional food, dress, dancing and Inuit throat singing. An excursion out on the land and bay to experience the area’s natural and cultural history has also been planned.
The conference languages will be in both English and Inuktitut. Space is limited to 200, including presenters.
For more information, contact:
Debbie Nielsen, Symposium Coordinator
City of Iqaluit
P.O. Box 460
Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
Telephone: (867) 979-5605