[tugs] Oct 3: IES Seminar

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> From:           "Mona El-Haddad" <m.elhaddad@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To:             <m.elhaddad@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject:        Oct 3: IES Seminar
> Date sent:      Mon, 1 Oct 2001 09:40:09 -0400
>
> Inst. for Environmental Studies
> Special seminar, joint with the Sustainable Toronto project
> ************************************************************
>
> WED OCTOBER 3 at 4:00 p.m.
> Room 2093, Earth Sciences Centre (Huron & Bancroft)
> No registration required; all are welcome.
>
>
> JOHN WARREN, Director of Environmental Services, City of Toronto Works
> and Emergency Services Department
>
> "TORONTO WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT: A CATALYST FOR MOVING TOWARDS
> SUSTAINABILITY"
>
> The City of Toronto, the Province of Ontario and the Canadian Government
> have
> jointly decided to establish a waterfront revitalization corporation  to
> develop
> the Toronto Waterfront.  $1.5 million of government funding will be
provided
> to the
> corporation which will be jointly controlled by the three governments.
The
> funding
> is intended to assist with the construction of waterfront  infrastructure
> costing at
> least $5 billion.  The concept of sustainability was not included in the
> initial
> development of the waterfront project and the initial infrastructure
project
> list did
> not directly address sustainability.  Following the announcement of
funding,
> a number
> of feasibility studies were initiated.  One of these studies, the
Waterfront
> Scan and
> Environmental Improvement Strategies Report specifically addresses
> sustainability concepts
> and their linkage to Federal and Provincial Environmental Assessment
> legislation.
> In proceeding with the study, many barriers to the implementation of
> sustainability
> concepts have been identified, including investment return expectations,
> development
> feasibility and perceptions regarding technical feasibility.  Also
conflicts
> between
> generally accepted land use planning principles and environmental
assessment
> processes
> have been identified.  The seminar will address the barriers to achieving
> sustainability
> that have been identified during the waterfront study process, governance
> and legislative
> issues, and the methodology that is under development to address these
> barriers.  The seminar
> will also address issues related to the Canadian Environmental Assessment
> Act, the Ontario
> Environmental Assessment Act and the Ontario Planning Act and how these
> legislative
> requirements can be addressed in a harmonious manner so as to advance the
> concept of
> sustainability.
>      This seminar is joint with the Sustainable Toronto project, directed
by
> Beth Savan
> of Innis College.  Funded by SSHRC, it is a consortium between two
academic
> units:
> the Environmental Studies Program of Innis College at the University of
> Toronto and the
> York Centre for Applied Sustainability at York University.  It is also
> linked with the
> City of Toronto, the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy
> (CIELAP) and
> the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA), as well as several other
> non-profit groups -
> in a unique and innovative partnership to promote community
sustainability.
> For more
> information, please see its website: www.sustainabletoronto.ca
>
> ****************************************
> For more information, please contact
> Mona El-Haddad, Series Coordinator
> (978-6526; m.elhaddad@xxxxxxxxxxx)
>
> Please check the web for abstracts and updates/changes:
> http://www.utoronto.ca/env/seminars/env-fall.html
> or http://www.utronto.ca/env/seminars.htm (click on fall 2001)
>
>
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