SCC2016_banner_ENACT Executive Director Deborah Harford is at the Sustainable Communities Conference in Ottawa this week. Tell your friends in Ottawa to catch her talk Thursday February 11th!

Deb is speaking as part¬†of the ‘My Hometown 2050’ plenary which will discuss future challenges and opportunities for cities.

Session summary:

The year 2050 may seem like a long way off but it ‘s just around the corner. As community builders, the choices we make in designing our communities along with the social and infrastructure investments we choose will lock us into a long- term path that is not so easily changed. In response to the targets called for to avoid the drastic impacts of climate change, FCM is leading a local government movement to becoming low-carbon local economies by 2050. This panel discusses what our communities will look like when we achieve this goal and some of the steps we need to take to get there.

The conference runs from February 9th-11th and is hosted by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities
. Find out more information here.