The LCF2017 Program will explore building low carbon, resilient communities through several key topics, posted below. The preliminary program will be posted in Spring 2017.
Curious about last year’s program? Click here to download the official conference program from the 2016 Livable Cities Forum!
Click through the day tabs below to see our three day program.
Sunday, September 17
Join us Sunday evening for the LCF Dine-Around!
The Sunday dine around event provides an opportunity for delegates to dine at local restaurants and get to know the people attending the Forum. You can sign up for the dine-around when you register for the Forum.
Please note that delegates are responsible for the cost of their own dinner.
555 Johnson St, Victoria
Experience fine Italian dining in an old town courtyard setting, embedded within a secluded alley way. Il Terrazzo has been voted Victoria’s Best Italian Restaurant for several years and is known for its notable wine list, intimate patio, and delicious menu.
450 Swift St, Victoria
Located in designated heritage site on Victoria’s inner Habour, the The timeless waterfront location, the soaring timber frames and rustic brick architecture at CANOE create a vibrant and versatile atmosphere. CANOE handcrafted beers have become legendary in Victoria and throughout the Pacific Northwest for their crisp, clean & pure flavours. Great food made sustainably, including local seafood.
10 ACRES BISTRO
611 Courtney St, Victoria
10 Acres Bistro Bar and Farm are pioneers in the local Victoria locavore and the farm to table movement. The 10 Acres Farm is located on the Saanich Peninsula and supplies the restaurant with the finest seasonal and organically grown produce and livestock. Their commitment to the farm to table movement and purveyance of locally sourced products has garnered national and international attention. 10 Acres’ locally inspired menu guarantees you that the freshest, often most innovative ingredients available, are used to prepare your meal.
FERRIS OYSTER BAR
536 Yates St, Victoria
Ferris’ Oyster Bar features deeply coloured wooden floors and rich brick walls accented by candlelight – all of which is supported by a great wine list and the best in fresh seafood from our local waters. It’s a great place to lounge and enjoy what Vancouver Island has to offer.
Meeting place: The Victoria Conference Centre, first floor registration area. Time to be determined.
Please contact LCF2017@iclei.org if you have any questions about the Dine-arounds.
Monday, September 12
Stay tuned for more information on sessions in Spring 2017!
Tuesday, September 19
Stay tuned for more information on sessions in Spring 2017!
Wednesday, September 20
7:00 – 8:00 Buffet Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast Plenary
9:00 Study tour meet up and depart
9:00 – 12:00 HALF-DAY LOCAL STUDY TOURS
Tour of Dockside Green
Dockside Green is a landmark sustainable development project located on 15 acres on Victoria’s Inner Harbour. This project is an excellent example of brownfield redevelopment and green building design including LEED for Neighbourhood Development certification, on-site wastewater treatment, water management, renewable energy technology, diverse mobility, and affordable housing options. The tour will include a historical and current review of the property and tours of the biological wastewater treatment plant and biomass gasification plant.
Heritage Building Tour
Much of Victoria’s lasting charm and character stem from its unique collection of well-preserved historic buildings, many of which date back to the earliest days of settlement in British Columbia. During this current period of high economic activity, a range of important issues must be considered to maintain the City’s commitment to preserve its heritage including seismic upgrades, affordability, and the low-carbon goals of the City. This tour will visit several development examples where the City and the development committee have looked to find solutions to these broad challenges.
Bicycles, Buses, & Boats– Oh My!
Victoria is a city on the move. In order to accommodate new growth and support objectives on climate action, health, economic development and community resiliency, the City of Victoria is transforming the built environment to increase mode share for cycling, walking and public transit. This multi-modal tour will showcase examples of transportation infrastructure and services and provide delegates with insights on land use and development policies that help to reduce demand for parking. The tour will feature protected bike lanes, double-decker buses, car sharing, harbour ferries, bike parking, pedestrian paths and much more!
Explanatory note: This tour will be a true multi-modal experience. Participants should expect moderate physical activity and be prepared for the weather. Tour Size minimum of 10, maximum of 24.
Local Food Tour
Not only does Victoria have excellent local restaurants, gardening and urban food production are popular year-round activities in Victoria, the City of Gardens. Come learn about the innovative ways that the City of Victoria is helping to increase the amount of food grown in the city. Hear about commercial urban agriculture, backyard chickens and bees. Visit a community commons garden, a community orchard, and boulevard gardens. We will also visit a small-scale commercial urban food producer, growing and selling food crops right here in the City.
This year’s program will be delivered in a variety of unique formats and several interactive and dynamic sessions.
Showcasing local leadership in low carbon resilience of local governments and practitioners from across Canada and internationally.
Building the business case for investing in resilience, economic tools for measuring and financing actions, and ways the financial sector can be engaged in the conversation.
Maximizing the co-benefits of synergizing low carbon and resilient initiatives.
Integrating local solutions and building innovative, community-wide partnerships to enhance low carbon resilience.
Moving from planning to action on climate change adaptation and low carbon initiatives.