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REM 200 Introduction to Resource and Environmental Management Week 13: Sustainable Planning and Governance Eric Vance, MA, FCMC, MCIP, RPP Adjunct Professor. Major Topics for this Week.

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REM 200 Introduction to Resource and Environmental Management

Week 13: Sustainable Planning and Governance

Eric Vance, MA, FCMC, MCIP, RPP

Adjunct Professor


Major topics for this week
Major Topics for this Week

  • Three waves of innovation in environmental governance over the past 50 years in pursuing sustainability goals

  • Approaches to citizen involvement and conflict resolution employed in sustainability governance

  • Basic characteristics of participatory approaches and the key processes and elements of social learning

  • How best practices in participatory and social learning approaches might contribute to improvements in sustainability governance


Sustainability is Different Things to Different People ..


Overview

  • Port Moody OCP

  • Then and Now… Alcan / Enbridge

  • My Thoughts on the Readings





Alcan Kemano Completion Project

Kemano 2 >>>> KCP

Local Project Leader

Benefits vs Impacts

Economic vs Social, Environmental & Cultural

Consultation vs Selling


And Now……..

Enbridge>>>>Northern Gateway


And Now……..

Local Project Leader


And Now……..

Economic vs Social, Environmental & Cultural

Funding for education, hospitals and infrastructure

Northern Gateway will generate $1.2 billion in tax revenue for British Columbia and $4.3 billion in labour-related income over the next 30 years. Over the same time period, the project will contribute more than $300 billion to Canada’s Gross Domestic Product.

Immediate economic opportunities

With a capital cost of $6.5 billion, Northern Gateway will create over 3,000 construction jobs and 560 long-term jobs here in B.C. The $32 million per year earned will benefit individual families and communities. Property tax revenues will increase by $36 million annually.

Consultation vs Selling


And Now……..

Economic vs Social, Environmental & Cultural

$1 billion in benefits for First Nations

First Nations and Métis communities were offered equity agreements giving them a 10% stake in the pipeline. In addition, $300 million in estimated employment and contracts adds up to $1 billion in total long-term benefits for Aboriginal communities and businesses.


And Now……..

Consultation or Selling???


My Thoughts on the Readings

  • Chapter 18 – Alan Diduck

  • Defining the public interest

  • Assumption of desire to participate

  • Manipulation

  • Role of elected bodies

  • Legislated requirements

  • EIA


My Thoughts on the Readings

  • Chapter 20 – Tony Dorcey

  • Back to the question of defining sustainability (Rees)

  • Conflict will grow with population

  • Metro Vancouver – RGS

  • Metro Vancouver – Governance

  • Metro Vancouver – Multiple powers


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