LCF2015_sessionpromoER 2Presentations from this year’s Livable Cities Forum, held September 28-30 in Calgary, are now online.

This forum focused on building flood resiliency and included such topics as public perception of flood risk, what data is needed to reach resiliency, building community trust, and financing resilience. ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford spoke about this last topic as her talk focused on how local government can pay for adaptation and flood mitigation infrastructure and planning. Check out Deborah’s presentation on this topic, as well as the many other excellent presentations, by¬†clicking this link. (Presentations are available under each session title in the program.)

Deborah’s presentation centred on ACT’s recent report¬†“Paying for Urban Infrastructure in Canada: An Analysis of Existing and Potential Economic Instruments for Local Governments.” This report outlines many more tools for local governments to pay for adaptation planning. If you haven’t yet, read our report here to learn more.