- KDCC – Foyer
The first full day of the conference + evening gala.
In this all encompassing talk, accompanied by stunning photographs and graphics, Laurence Smith presents a balanced, politically neutral based projection of what the world might look like in ten years' time, should current global trends in (1) population demographics, (2) resource demand, (3) economic globalization, and (4) climate change continue their current trajectories. The first part of the talk ("The Push") identifies key global pressures and trends, for example in urbanization, population aging, energy technology, water supply, immigration, and the rising economies of China, India and the developing world. The second part ("The Pull") describes the emergence of a new geographic region, which he coins the "Northern Rim", comprised of Canada, the northern United States, Greenland/Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Russian Federation (called the Northern Rim Countries or NORCs). These eight northern countries and their surrounding seas will experience profound transformation over the next 10 years, making the Northern Rim a place of rising human activity and global strategic value relative to today. A fascinating, cross-disciplinary talk, Smith gives audiences a glimpse into the future, and describes the world that we will leave to our children and grandchildren. One that is wholly different from the world we know today.
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Featuring Yukon Talent:
By the Yukon Land Use Planning Council
by Master of Ceremonies, Pauline Frost
Lunch provided & book signing opportunity with Keynote Speaker, Laurence Smith.
Posters will be posted at one end of the foyer of the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre throughout most of the conference Tuesday - Wednesday.
There will be lightning presentations of the following posters on Tuesday at 1:30:
Augmenting the utility of IBAs for Northern Aboriginal Communities
Ben Bradshaw - Associate Professor, University of Guelph
Urban Planning as Social Policy –The Importance of Geo designin the North
Andrijana Djokic - Graduate Student, York University, Masters of Environmental Studies
Protected areas in the Northwest Territories and Yukon
Claudia Haas - Government of the NorthwestTerritories, Environment and Natural Resources
Assessing what matters: Attending to Yukon First Nation concepts of health and wellbeing in the assessment of extractive resource projects
Jen Jones & Yukon First Nation Health & Social Development Commission
Planning for Climate Change in Nunavut: Lessons from Upagiaqtavut
Michelle Marteleira - University of British Columbia, School of Community and Regional Planning
Community based land use planning in the Far North of Ontario
Grant Ritchie - Director, Far North Branch, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
The north has a history & a future - This session will examine some of what planners and decision makers need to know to create meaningful northern plans.
Ian Robertson, Principal & Senior Planner, Inukshuk Planning & Development
Back to the Future: The Evolution of Regional Planning in Canada's North
Laura Cabott, Lawyer, Cabott & Cabott & Wilbur Smarch, Land & Resource Use Planner, Teslin Tlingit Council
The Residential School Legacy: What Planners Need to Know
Scott Slocombe, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, Wilfred Laurier University
From Regional Planning to Governance: Creative Connections for Goal-Seeking & Decision Making