2022 Livable Cities ForumConversations for an Inclusive Future
2022 Livable Cities Forum: Conversations for an Inclusive Future
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2022 Livable Cities Forum (LCF). Livable Cities Forum: Conversations for an Inclusive Future was held in Victoria, BC from October 3 to 5, 2022. The event brought together more than 300 delegates from across Canada and the United States over three days of workshops, training, networking and hands-on learning opportunities. Over 100 speakers, facilitators, workshop hosts and panelists shared their perspectives on how to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion while advancing climate action.
Highlights from the 2022 Livable Cities Forum
The 2022 LCF focused on the theme of “Conversations for an Inclusive Future”. Throughout the three-day event, delegates discussed important synergies between efforts to address social vulnerabilities exposed through the pandemic and efforts to increase climate resilience and achieve net-zero in communities across Canada through an equity lens. Read the highlights report to learn more.
Presentations and resources
The 2022 program focused how to integrate equity and inclusion into action on climate change mitigation and adaptation. Sessions were uniquely designed to go beyond presentation-style delivery, and included many interactive and engaging workshops, trainings, and discussion forums to offer networking and hands-on learning opportunities. Presentations, notes, and resources are available on the LCF website.
The welcome and opening plenary and multi-level government solutions plenary were recorded and are available to watch on ICLEI Canada’s Youtube channel. An interactive performance around the themes of sustainable cities and conversations for an inclusive future through was created specifically for LCF 2022 and can also be watched online.
The 2022 Livable Cities Forum program offered perspectives from more than 100 speakers, facilitators, workshop hosts, and panelists from across Canada. Speakers shared stories, innovative ideas, and lessons learned on the program themes and engaged in thoughtful, valuable dialogue with delegates.
The 2022 Livable Cities Forum was hosted by the City of Victoria in partnership with ICLEI Canada, the Canadian Urban Institute, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities as a mobilizing partner.
“LCF is a fantastic forum for gaining insight on leading edge practice amongst local governments on sustainability and climate action. You'll meet and learn from local government leaders, as well as folks representing innovative non-profit and consulting agencies who can support you on your climate action journey. Highly recommended!”
– Ian McVey, Manager of Sustainability, Regional Municipality of Durham
“I have had the opportunity to attend the Livable Cities Forum several times throughout my career, both as a presenter and attendee. Each time I have come away from this conference with new learnings that I can apply to my own projects, new friendships with colleagues from across Canada and am reinspired to continue to push for climate action within my municipality. I look forward to attending again this year in Victoria, BC.”
– Trisha Henderson, Climate Action Officer, Town of Oakville
"The LCF conference that I attended was very well organized and I walked away with so much to share with my colleagues. One thing I found really useful from the LCF specifically was the different styles of workshops. I found that they delivered a variety of hands on workshops that I could adapt and bring back to my work. It is also very inspiring to be in a room with so many people that are dedicated to climate action. The conference gives you the opportunity to meet other people doing similar projects and helps inspire action."
– Amy Coomes, Project Manager, City of Thunder Bay
“I had the pleasure of working with ICLEI and other partners to host LCF in 2016 in Halifax. It was an impactful conference with great study tours and networking opportunities along with excellent learning. I've attended other LCF conferences and have always found them immensely valuable and enjoyable!”
– Shannon Miedema, Director, Environment & Climate Change, Halifax Regional Municipality
“The sessions, networking, and events leave me full of inspiration and ideas for action.”
– Jody Rechenmacher, Community Consultant & Principal, Urban Systems
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