Living Cities Canada – A Virtual Forum took place on 29-30 March, 2022. The aim of the forum was to enable a space for dialogue among green infrastructure practitioners, researchers and advocates with the aim of exchanging ideas, experiences and practices on making green infrastructure “the new normal”. Over two half-days, forum participants delved into the three pillars of a Living City – equity, abundance, and thriving.


Summary Report

Download the Living Cities Canada Virtual Forum Summary Report.


Session Recordings

Recordings of many of the sessions are available here.


Presentation Slides

Equitable implementation of GI by Andréanne Doyon, Simon Fraser University

An equity framework for GI by Irene Ogata, City of Tucson

Involving community members to create Blue-Green Alleys in Montreal by Vincent Ouellet Jobin, Centre d’écologie urbaine de Montréal

Co-designing GI projects with affected communities by Katya Reyna, Depave Portland

Pathways to Living Cities – A Local Policy and Governance Framework by Laura Tozer, University of Toronto

Mosaic governance as a strategy for equitable and abundant GI by Alexander van der Jagt, Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands

Making GI the New Normal – Lessons from Ontario by Jennifer Court, Green Infrastructure Ontario

How Vancouver’s Rain City Strategy is transforming the landscape with GI by Cameron Owen, City of Vancouver

Creating the Business Cases for Nature- Based Solutions by Alison Shaw, Action on Climate Team, SFU

Thriving people and places – The importance of Indigenous voices in GI work by Sheila Boudreau, SpruceLab Inc.

Stormwater Fees and the Rain garden subsidy program in Guelph, ON by Patrick Gilbride, Reep Green Solutions & Alexandra Marson, The City of Guelph

Operating and Maintaining a Living City – Lessons from STEP by Tim van Seters, Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP)

Bridging the GI “Theory to Implementation” gap by Bert van Duin, City of Calgary / University of Calgary