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Monday, Nov. 6/17 ... Urban Agriculture Strategy presented to Planning & Environment Committee
Saturday, November 18 - Resilient Cities conference



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In Case You Missed It Mondays

Each week, USC-Canada posts In Case You Missed It Mondays, news from many sources and aspects of agriculture and food production. 

Check for this regularly.  Hey, just check USC's site. There's so much, and so much positive ... meaning so many people and communities doing something positive and productive, thoughtful, activist ...

Start with USC-Canada's website, then drop down Resources to come to News.

We're keeping this on top of events and news because ICYMI Monday is always new news and events. 





Urban Agriculture Strategy goes to Planning and Environment Committee at City Hall

Monday, November 6, 2017    meeting begins at 4:00 p.m.
London City Hall at 300 Dufferin Avenue

The Urban Agriculture Strategy is item 7 on the PEC agenda (PEC agenda here: http://sire.london.ca/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=1649&doctype=AGENDA)

There are two documents to open for item 7:  one is the report and summary and the other is the strategy itself.  There are only a very few, small changes to this report compared to the document that came out in July.

Note that it is listed as an item for direction, so there’s no knowing how much discussion there will be about it amongst the Councillors ... or just what time the item comes up.

Note that this is not a public participation item, so people in the gallery may not speak to the item.

Note that, after all the public input and time taken to get to the strategy and all the talk throughout the report about community initiated things  ... there’s no information given about the cost of the report; no priorities, timeline or money committed to anything; and the steering committee as proposed is stacked with members of organizations and the City with selection of members being left up to three City department heads.  

If you want to comment on the strategy you would have to contact one of the councillors on the committee, or your own councillor.

City councillors contact information is here: http://www.london.ca/city-hall/city-council/Pages/default.aspx
Members of the Planning and Environment Committee are:  Park, Cassidy, Hopkins, Turner and Helmer. 

Resilient Cities Conference: Preparing London for a Rapidly Changing Future

Saturday, November 18, 2017
London Public Library, Dundas Street, London

A one-day conference - all FREE! - will explore ways London can be made more resilient in the face of climate change and other stressors. Keynote Speaker, Elliot Cappell (Chief Resilience Officer, Toronto) opens the day in the Wolf Performance Hall. 5 breakout sessions will follow:

Theme 1 - Rapid Response: Emergency Preparedness, Heat & Drought, Climate Refugees, Flooding;
Theme 2 - Moving & Building: Healthy Transportation, Resilient City: Curitiba, Ecosystem Services through Green Infrastructure, Urban Planning;
Theme 3 - Living: Indigenous Knowledge, Equity & Living Wage, Engaging Citizens in their Community, Social Financing;
Theme 4 - Fueling: Renewable Energy, Community Energy Action Plan, Sustainable Building Design, Divestment from Fossil Fuels;
Theme 5 - Feeding: Sustainable Farming, Agroforestry, Water Harvesting, Food Waste.

Initiated by the Advisory Committee on Environment, In partnership with the City of London, London Environmental Network, Thames Regional Ecological Association, and the Urban League of London.

Registration is through the library ... see full info and registration HERE

You do not need to register ... just come along if you are able to ... registration helps the organizers prepare tho'














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