Webinar: Environmental Protection and the Built Environment – Develop with Care (2014 Edition)

Date(s) - April 9, 2015 - April 10, 2015
10:30 am - 11:45 am

Host: BC Ministry of the Environment

Location: Online

Contact: Diane.Beattie@gov.bc.ca

Website: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/documents/bmp/devwithcare/

Webinar Announcement

Event Description

How do you develop sites to preserve water resources?  How far should development be set back from riparian areas? What steps should you take to manage the agriculture/urban interface?  How do you support healthy built environments in your community?  How do you prevent site contamination, which can be costly to remediate?  These and many more questions abound on how best to care for environmental values during land development and redevelopment.

The internationally-acclaimed Develop with Care 2014: Environmental Guidelines for Urban and Rural Land Development in British Columbia is an indispensable tool for anyone involved in land development or community planning.  The latest edition expands the document scope and includes new information on Provincial programs and direction.  It features information on ‘green’ alternatives to standard urban development practices, shoreline protection requirements, climate change adaptation principles, waste management, healthy built environments, the protection of species and ecosystems, water management, and much more.

Whether you are familiar with the document or newly acquainted, this session will:

  • Inform you about the latest (2014) updates, including new information on environmental protection issues in the built environment and where to find the information you are looking for;
  • Provide valuable insights on how to apply the guidelines to land use decisions and the protection of environmental resources in your community by using examples and case studies; and
  • Give you the opportunity to provide feedback on the document and make recommendations for future versions.

To see the document, please go to http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/documents/bmp/devwithcare/.


Helene Roberge, Unit Head, Clean Communities, Ministry of Environment

Margaret Henigman, Ecosystem Biologist, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Other resource people will also be participating, such as, Kris Ord, A/Executive Director, Environmental Standards Branch, and Pam Moore, Environmental Health Officer, Interior Health

Intended Audience

Local governments, developers, landscape architects, planning and engineering consultants, non-government organizations and anyone involved in land use.

PIBC Continuous Professional Learning: Eligible planners and PIBC Members can earn 1.50 CPL Learning Units by participating in this event.

Instructions for Registering

Please email Rebecca Soepboer (rebecca.soepboer@gov.bc.ca) to register.

Registration is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the webinar is full, names will be placed on a waitlist for this session or potential future sessions. You will receive a confirmation from Rebecca as to your registration status within twenty-four hours.

Registrants will then receive an “On-Line Meeting” invitation through Lync and dial-in information the day before the webinar.

If you have colleagues whom you feel would benefit from participating in this webinar, please feel free to download and forward the announcement. Please note that this webinar will not be recorded.

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