Tag Archives: socio-economic impact assessment

The Value of the Benefits Blueprint

This opinion editorial (Op Ed) first appeared on April 25, 2013 in the Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, New Brunswick, and is re-printed here with permission.   A generation ago, urban and rural planners worried about “boom bust” effects associated with large mining, energy and infrastructure projects. … Continue reading

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Community Well-Being in Municipalities

Many municipalities across Ontario have begun to develop well-being plans. A community plan for well-being usually entails a set of change-motivated strategies with goals intended to champion enhancements in well-being within a municipality. Whether focused on issues such as community … Continue reading

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Implementation in Action: The Benefits Blueprint

As planners, we are agents of change.  We play a vital role in putting ideas into action so that tomorrow will be better from what is today.  We all know change is difficult and that it requires much more than … Continue reading

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Involving Communities in Cleaning Up Contaminated Sites

The CN Rail oil spill that occurred on August 3, 2005 at Lake Wabamun in Alberta demonstrated several key “facts” about how communities react to environmental contamination and the associated risks. First, and quite obviously, community members were very upset … Continue reading

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