Knowledge Hub

Community Resiliency – Toronto & Ontario Specific

Relating to St James Town in context of City of Toronto Strategies for Climate Change and Net Zero buildings.

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Envisioning and Promoting The Corner 2.0: Insights and Design Principles for a Transformative Community HubTheCorner2.0-SingleFINALComp.pdf (stjamestown.org)
The Corner – Community WebsiteThe Corner – St. James Town (stjamestown.org)
Landlords should keep better tabs on electrical systems, St. James Town report saysLandlords should keep better tabs on electrical systems, St. James Town report says | CBC News
Overview: St James Town ConnectsCity of Toronto
St. James Town West Park RevitalizationSt. James Town West Park Revitalization | DTAH
St. James Town Connects Framework- St. James Town Public Realm and Open Space Plan – Final ReportSt. James Town Connects Framework- St. James Town Public Realm and Open Space Plan – Final Report (toronto.ca)
TransformTO, Net Zero Strategy, and GHG Inventorieshttps://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/water-environment/environmentally-friendly-city-initiatives/transformto/transformto-climate-action-strategy/
The City of Toronto’s Net Zero Existing Buildings Strategy – Final ReportCity of Toronto NetZero Existing Buildings Strategy
Report for ActionNet Zero Existing Buildings Strategy (toronto.ca)
Impact Modeling & Assessment Technical Appendix – Final DraftCity of Toronto Net Zero Existing Buildings Strategy
Infrastructure and Environment Committee – Clean Air Partnershipcommunication, infrastructure and environment committee (toronto.ca)
The Atmospheric FundNet Zero Existing Buildings Strategy (toronto.ca)
Climate Fasthttps://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-134339.pdf
City of Toronto Resilience Strategy 2018https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/water-environment/environmentally-friendly-city-initiatives/resilientto/
Rent Safe for TenantsRentSafeTO for Tenants – City of Toronto
Rent Safe for Building OwnersRentSafeTO for Building Owners – City of Toronto
Transit Housing and Climate Change – What Hamilton WantsTransit, housing and climate change: What Hamilton wants from the winner of the election | CBC News
Climate Change Adaptation for the City of Barriehttps://www.barrie.ca/Living/Environment/Conservation/Pages/Climate-Change.aspx
Net Zero Housing for New Comers – Change for Climate Talkshttps://youtu.be/Uk4nWyRKaf4 – CITY OF EDMONTON
Toronto Fallout ReportToronto-Fallout-Report-2020
Episode 1: What is Connected Communities in a Time of Physical DistancingCCPD-Podcast-Companion-Piece-Ep1-2
Toronto’s Vital Signs 2021 ReportToronto Vital Signs 2021
Fire Investigation Report650 Parliament Street Fire Marshal’s Report
The vital need to renew Tower Renewal LORINC_ The vital need to renew Tower Renewal – Spacing Toronto
The Heart of Toronto on St. James Town and Rental HousingThe Heart of Toronto_ On St. James Town and Rental Housing – Azure Magazine _ Azure Magazine
The Heart of Toronto: On St. James Town and Rental HousingThe Heart of Toronto_ On St. James Town and Rental Housing – Azure Magazine _ Azure Magazine

Community Resiliency

Canada, US and international, evidence based and policy approaches to adaptation to climate extremes including heat; easily accessible educational materials; climate justice.

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Community resilience to climate change: an evidence reviewCommunity resilience to climate change: an evidence review | JRF
Heatwave-induced human health risk assessment in megacities based on heat stress-social vulnerability-human exposure frameworkhttps://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Heatwave-induced-human-health-risk-assessment-in-on-Dong-Peng/11fccfa69eaa47bdd76eef5da3f5b03e4b265c1f
Community Resilience & Wellbeing Amid Climate CrisisMicrosoft Word – 2020-10_Community Resilience and Wellbeing Amid_Wise.docx (uvic.ca)
Social Capital and Connectedness: Social Capital and Connectedness: Stronger Together!Front Matter | Enhancing Community Resilience through Social Capital and Social Connectedness: Stronger Together! | The National Academies Press (nap.edu)
Canada’s Changing Climate ReportCanada’s Changing Climate Report (nrcan.gc.ca)
Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for ActionCanada in a Changing Climate (nrcan.gc.ca)
Change for Climate: Edmonton’s Climate Action, Stories, and ProgramsThe City of Edmonton’s Climate Change Initiative | Change for Climate
Climate Change: Impacts and AdaptationImpacts and Adaptation (nrcan.gc.ca)
Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report 2021Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report
Community Resilience Strategy – Building Capacity – Increasing Connectedness – Fostering CooperationMicrosoft Word – Community Resilience Strategy Layour v1.21 (seattle.gov)
Socio-economic and environmental vulnerability to heat-related phenomena in Bucharest metropolitan areaSocio-economic and environmental vulnerability to heat-related phenomena in Bucharest metropolitan area.
Achieving Net Zero Carbon Emissions – How Helsinki is Preparing for Reaching the GoalCarbon Neutral Helsinki 2035 (worldbank.org)
Analyzing community resilience as an emergent property of dynamic social-ecological systemsEcology and Society: Analyzing community resilience as an emergent property of dynamic social-ecological systems
Future homes StandardFuture Homes Standard sets new targets for green building (theconstructionindex.co.uk)
A Connected Community Approach: Citizens and Formal Institutions Working Together to Build Community-Centred ResilienceBlakePolandandConnectedCommunitiesijerph-18-10175
Black SwansBlackSwanHEAT
Community Resilience: Models, Metaphors and MeasuresCommunity_Resilience_Models_Metaphors_an
Sowing The Seeds For Local Climate Leadership: A Learning Guide For Resident Engagement Using A Connected Communities ApproachSowing_the_Seeds_for_Local_Climate_Leadership_-Learnin_guide__WEB_VERSION

Education and Workplace Development

Green Economy, Careers, Courses and Primers

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“Canada’s federal government, together with the provinces and municipalities, could achieve One Million New Climate Jobs, while reducing its annual GHG emissions by 88 to 261 Mt”Factsheet: One Million Climate Jobs: A Challenge for Canada (canadians.org)
Green Economy Network – A coalition of labour, environmental, and social justice organizations working to build a green economy in Canada
One Million Climate Jobs: Occupations in the Green Economy (cfshosting.ca)
Emerging Green Jobs in Canada: Insights for Employment Counsellors into the Changing Labour Market and its Potential for Entry-Level EmploymentMicrosoft Word – Emerging Green Jobs in Canada.doc (cec.org)
Making the Shift to a Green Economy: A Common Platform of the Green Economy NetworkGEN-Common-Platform-2016-EN1.pdf (cfshosting.ca)
Urban Upgrading for Inclusion, Sustainability and Resilience in a time of Global PandemicsUrban Upgrading for Inclusion, Sustainability and Resilience in a time of Global Pandemics | World Bank Group
Passive Urban Cooling SolutionseLearning course on Passive Urban Cooling Solutions | World Bank Group
Climate in Focus—Introductionhttps://fcm.ca/en/resources/mcip/video-climate-in-focus-introduction
All CoursesOne UN Climate Change Learning Partnership: Course categories (unccelearn.org)
Adaptation PrimersAdaptation Primers | CSLA (csla-aapc.ca)
a)VOLUME 1 Canada’s Changing Climate 2018.pdf (csla-aapc.ca)
b)VOLUME 2 Preparing for Change 2018.pdf (csla-aapc.ca)
c)VOLUME 3 Creating Resilient Communities 2018.pdf (csla-aapc.ca)
d)VOLUME 4 Facing Rising Waters 2018.pdf (csla-aapc.ca)
Healthy Receovery Plan: For a safe and sustainable futureHealthy Recovery Plan: For a Safe and Sustainable Future. (cape.ca)
Unlock the potential of your own Connected Communityhttps://connectedcommunities.ca/courses-and-workshops/
Policy recommendations to increase urban heat stress resilience[PDF] Policy recommendations to increase urban heat stress resilience | Semantic Scholar
The Training Of Canadian Architects For The Challenges Of Climate Change104_Mumme-John_Training-of-Architects

Climate Justice: Racialization, Marginalization

Climate Justice encompasses the impacts on indigenous, racialized and marginalized population

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9 Point Framework for Local Action on Climate ChangeA Framework for Local Action on Climate Change – Center for American Progress
How homeowners of color are threatened by climate change — and climate policyHow homeowners of color are threatened by climate change | Grist
Racial Disparities and Climate ChangeRacial Disparities and Climate Change — PSCI (princeton.edu)
The Impact of Climate Change on Minorities and Indigenous Peoplesclimatebriefing2008.qxp (minorityrights.org)
Which racial/ethnic groups care most about climate change?Which racial/ethnic groups care most about climate change? – Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
Climate Change and Social Inequalitywp152_2017.pdf (un.org)
Climate change is also a racial justice problemClimate change is a racial justice problem – The Washington Post
Racial Justice and Climate Change: ExposureRacial Justice and Climate Change: Exposure – Four Twenty Seven (427mt.com)
Environmental and Cliamte JusticeEnvironment & Climate Justice (naacp.org)
Q&A: Gaurab Basu on climate change, racial justice, and COVID-19Q&A: Gaurab Basu on climate change, racial justice, and COVID-19 | News | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Black Lives Matter: the link between climate change and racial justiceBlack Lives Matter: the link between climate change and racial justice / Climate Analytics
People of Color Are on the Front Lines of the Climate CrisisPeople of Color Fighting the Climate Crisis | Green America
Native Leaders Lend Strength to the Climate Change FightGreen America
On the Duties of PrivilegeGreen America
Access to Green Space is an Environmental Justice IssueAccess to Green Space is an Environmental Justice Issue | Green America
Climate change ‘impacts women more than men’Climate change ‘impacts women more than men’ – BBC News
Understanding Human Rights and Climate ChangeCOP21.pdf (ohchr.org)
Yukon Leaders talk covid, housing & climate changehttps://youtu.be/0GIYnTmgzpY
Tracking COVID-19 Through Race-Based DattaTracking COVID-19 Through Race-Based Data
Climate change means “whole paradigm has to change” for skyscrapersClimate change means whole paradigm has to change for skyscrapers
The Politics of Climate ChangeThe Politics of Climate Change
CASE STUDY: Climate Justice Circles | TEA & Parkdale Activity-Recreation CentreClimate_Justice_Circles_Case_Study

Emergency Preparedness

Preparing for Emergencies and Adapting in the face of Emergencies

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Your 72 Hour Emergency Preparedness GuideEPGuide_eng_2012.indd (redcross.ca)
Adaptation Decision Makinghttps://www.weadapt.org/knowledge-base/adaptation-decision-making
Weathering The Storm: Developing a Canadian Standard for Flood Resilient Existing Communitieshttps://www.intactcentreclimateadaptation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Weathering-the-Storm.pdf
Under One Umbrella: Practical Approaches for Reducing Flood Risks In CanadaUnder-One-Umbrella-1.pdf (intactcentreclimateadaptation.ca)
Heat stress risk and resilience in the urban environmenthttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210670716301299
Heat stress risk and resilience in the urban environmentHeat stress risk and resilience in the urban environment – ScienceDirect
Emergency management and disaster financial assistanceThe Ontario municipal councillor’s guide: 12. Emergency management and disaster financial assistance | Ontario.ca
Spontaneous volunteer coordination during disasters and emergencies: Opportunities, challenges, and risks Spontaneous volunteer coordination during disasters and emergencies_ Opportunities, challenges, and risks _ Elsevier Enhanced Reader

Risk Reduction and Adaptation Planning

Examples of international and broad-based policies for risk assessment and adaptation planning.

Planning for Climate Adaptationhttps://www.swecourbaninsight.com/climate-action/planning-for-climate-adaptation/
Healthy buildings, cities and you – How to design future living environmentsUrbanInsight_Sweco-report_Helathy-buildings_cities-and-you_A4-1.pdf (swecourbaninsight.com)
The Global Risks Report 2020The Global Risks Report 2020 | World Economic Forum (weforum.org)
List of Shareable InfographicsGlobal Risks Report 2020 – Reports – World Economic Forum (weforum.org)
San Francisco Department of Emergency ManagementHome | SF72
Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems – A Playbookhttps://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.1190GB-16.pdf
Managing The Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate ChangeManaging the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (ipcc.ch)
Community Hubs & Climate ChangeCommunity_Hubs_and_Climate_Change_-REPORT-_Dec_2018
EXTREME HEAT: The Economic and Social Consequences for the United StatesExtreme-Heat-Report-2021
Reducing Urban Heat Islands To Protect Health In CanadaReducing-Urban-Heat-EN
The dynamics of vulnerability: why adapting to climate variability will not always prepare us for climate changeThe_Dynamics_of_Vulnerability_Why_adapti

Case Studies

Examples of best practices from around the world.

Inspiring Action: Green Economy Canada’s 2018/2019 Impact ReportInspiring Action: Green Economy Canada’s 2018/2019 Impact Report by Green Economy Canada – issuu
Heatwave preparedness in urban Georgia: A street survey in three citiesHeatwave preparedness in urban Georgia: A street survey in three cities | DIAL.pr – BOREAL (uclouvain.be)
Canadian Map of Adaptation ActionsCase Studies — Canada in a Changing Climate
A Scientometric Review of Urban Disaster Resilience ResearchMDPI – Publisher of Open Access Journals
Pandemic-Resilient Community Planning Practical Ways to Help Communities Prepare for, Respond to, and Recover from Pandemics and Other Economic, Social and Environmental ShocksPRCP.pdf (vtpi.org)
Housing Demands, Climate Change and “Under-Building”Weyerhaeuser’s Devin Stockfish on the Housing Boom, Inflation and Climate Change | Time
Better Housing IS Climate JusticeIn Cleveland, Better Housing Is Climate Justice : NPR
Setting Housing Standards to Cut Cimate EmissionsSetting housing standards to cut climate change emissions – gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
Climate Smart Urban InvestmentCatalyzing Private Investment in Climate Smart Cities Report Lauren Carter, Invest4Climate co-lead UNDP Sandrine Boukerche, Invest4Climate co-lead WBG (worldbank.org)
SolvedSolved_-_David_Miller.pdf
The Changing Climate And National Building Codes And Standards5_6_THE_CHANGING_CLIMATE_AND_NATIONAL_BU
Adapting to Climate Change: A Risk-based Guide for Ontario MunicipalitiesBruce_(2006)_AdaptingtoClimateChange_ARisk-basedGuideforONMunicipalities
Integrating psychosocial and WASH school interventions to build disaster resilienceIntegrating psychosocial and WASH school interventions to build disaster resilience _ Elsevier Enhanced Reader
San Francisco’s Climate Action Plan 2021SanFrancisco2021_climate_action_plan