Lots of presentation from the group in SCPD!

The last few months have involved lots of presentations from the Sustainable Community Planning Development group. Over the next several months, we’re involved in organizing a conference at the University of Alberta, speaking as a panelist on a conference on Resilient Communities and Climate Change, and both the Canadian and American National Geography Conferences (2018). Additionally, funding is being sought to formally expand the project to include case studies from Canada’s North – using Whitehorse and Yellowknife as case studies.

Here are a list of a few of the presentations over the last six months:

Deacon, L., Papineau, J., Lamanes, T. June 28, 2017. Transiency, Fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) Workers and Sustainability: Perceptions from Within a Resource-Based Community, International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning. Bristol, United Kingdom.

*Deacon, L., Van Assche, K., Gruezmacher, M. May 31, 2017. Planning for Resiliency: Speculation and Resource-Based Communities, Canadian Association of Geographers Conference. Toronto, Canada.

Van Assche, K., *Deacon, L., Gruezmacher, M. May 31, 2017. Is this sustainability? Making a Case for Planning, Canadian Association of Geographers. Toronto, Canada.

*Deacon, L., Van Assche, K., Gruezmacher, M. April 8, 2017. Tempering the Cycles of Boom/Bust: Lessons from Western Canada, American Association of Geographers. Session organizer: Resource-based communities and resiliency: a case for planning). Boston, United States.

*Van Assche, K., Gruzmacher, M., Deacon, L. March 2017. Local development strategy and the importance of institutional work- observations from western Canada, Learning and innovation in resilient systems, INOGOY European network, Heerlen, Netherlands.

*Van Assche, K., Deacon, L March 2017. Long term perspectives in governance: variations and functions towards sustainability. Seminar Series Presentation at Bremen University, ZMT Institute, Bremen, Germany.

*Van Assche, K., Deacon, L., March 2017. Strategies for dealing with ups and downs in communities: possibilities and limitations. Learning from complexity theory. Presentation in lecture series ‘Complexity and planning’, Groningen University, Groningen, Netherlands.

Deacon, L., March 4, 2017. Is this Sustainability? Making the case for planners and municipal planning departments, Western Division of Canadian Geographers. Abbottsford, Canada

Deacon, L. January 22, 2017. Sustainability? Sustainable Community Planning Development, University of Alberta Student Sustainability Summit (invited). Edmonton, Canada.

Deacon, L. 2016. Panellist. Small Town Big Business Initiative, John’s, Newfoundland.

Deacon, L. 2016. Sustainable Community Planning Development: a Canadian Case Study, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.