Folder Post-conference Workshops

Optional workshops were held at the end of the conference. Pre-registration was required. These workshops are described briefly here.

‘Old Town’ Mobile Workshop with City of Whitehorse Planners

Hosts: Mike Ellis & Ben Campbell

See some examples of new and old development, talk about history, aesthetic standards, zoning, trail planning and consultation in the oldest residential part of Whitehorse.

How to Plan for Effective Public Engagement

Host: John Glynn-Morris

Participants will explore case studies, learn new techniques, and leave with a practical understanding of the IAP2 framework and tips for effective public engagement.

Increasingly, decision-making requires public engagement.  Do you also find this a complex and frustrating part of planning?  You are not alone.  The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) is the global leader in public engagement.  IAP2 is rooted in seven Core Values and provides a practical framework to plan and deliver effective public engagement.  Increasingly, planners and decision-makers are looking to IAP2 to guide the public engagement component of planning.  Students will explore case studies, learn new techniques, and leave with a practical understanding of the IAP2 framework and tips for how to plan for effective public engagement.   

The Conservation Economy Potential in Canada’s North – an Exploratory Panel Discussion

Hosts: Iain Davidson-Hunt (and others)

It is envisioned that a Conservation Economy strives to support vibrant, sustainable, healthy communities through promoting the economic potential inherent in indigenous ways of life.

It can also support a variety of recreational opportunities and may champion the continued subsistence activities of local residents. The development of such an economy takes time and commitment, but once established can persist over the long-term. A Conservation Economy is meant to be complementary with other economic interests, as part of a larger array of regional economic potential.

This panel discussion will explore the practical experiences and theoretical perspectives behind creating a Conservation Economy and how that may be integrated within a broader land use planning and protected areas planning regime in the North. The concept has yet to be clearly defined in a Northern context; therefore, session participants will be engaged in a dialog intended to envision a Northern Conservation Economy, by exploring best practice examples from other jurisdictions focusing on their key objectives, principles,  economic opportunities,  and the collaborative interdisciplinary approaches used to meet objectives. Examples of what has worked (and not worked) in other jurisdictions will be introduced and how they can be best adapted and applied in the North will be the topic of discussion.

Speakers include a panel of Northern and National practitioners and researchers working in the field of Conservation Planning, Protected Areas, Community Development  and Tourism.